Volunteer

Whether you have specific skills or simply a desire to make a difference, whether you have many hours or just a few, Worthwhile Wear has a place for you to get involved. Thank you for your interest in being part of the solution to ending modern day slavery! We could not do what we do without the valuable contributions of our volunteers.

Click the headings below to learn about the different ways to get involved.

Day Volunteers

Day Volunteers are utilized for specific projects or events within Worthwhile Wear. Day Volunteer roles are perfect for small groups, businesses, or individuals who just want to commit to volunteering one or two days. We are so grateful for these individuals and groups who help us tackle big projects!

DAY VOLUNTEERS MIGHT HELP WITH

  • Construction work team at The Well
  • Grounds crews at The Well
  • Spread wood chips along the .75 mile trail at The Well
  • Fill potholes in the driveway at The Well
  • Cut down dead trees along the driveway and walking trail at The Well
  • Help at Worthwhile Thrift stores during a busy 50% off sale day (1st Saturday and 3rd Thursday of every month)
  • Special Events
  • Fundraisers
  • Help prepare mailings for supporters

STEPS TO BECOME A DAY VOLUNTEER

  1. Fill out an Application for yourself or your group.
  2. Have all group members sign the Confidentiality Agreement.

Well Volunteers

We know that healing happens in the context of relationship, which is why we seek out volunteers who want to walk alongside survivors in both big and small ways. As The Well continues to grow and our needs increase, the contributions of volunteers are extremely important.

CURRENT NEETS AT THE WELL

  • DRIVERS
    Volunteers would drive participants to and from local appointments or their places of work.
  • HOUSE COVERAGE
    Generally, someone is at the house 24/7. If there's a staff meeting or one woman is being driven to an appointment or work, someone needs to cover the house. The more women living at The Well, the greater the need for both drivers and house coverage.
  • COMPANION/MENTOR
    The women at The Well thrive off healthy relationships and that takes time. Consider taking a woman out for lunch, treating her to a mani/pedi, or just spending some quality time with her. It's often times in this context of being a companion where sharing a personal hobby might be of interest to the participant.
  • SPECIAL OCCASION MEALS
    On holidays or birthdays, volunteers are invited to use The Well's kitchen and/or grill to prepare, cook, serve, and clean-up a meal for the women at The Well. There would never be more than 10 people to cook for, but exact numbers would be shared a week prior to the scheduled meal.
  • SPECIAL OCCASION BAGS
    It's a wonderful surprise and treat for the women to receive gifts at The Well. For example: birthday cards with a $10 gift card to Walmart, Valentine’s cards with a candy bar, or welcome cards with a bag of goodies for new arrivals - body lotion, a journal and pen, fun socks, etc. If interested, please email Ray at RCreighton@worthwhilewear.org for more information about getting your bags to The Well.

STEPS TO BECOME A WELL VOLUNTEER

  1. Fill out Application and Confidentiality Agreement
  2. Provide copies of two background checks: PA Criminal Background and Fingerprinting
  3. Meet in-person with Program Director
  4. Complete online training

Thrift Volunteers

Volunteers help keep costs low and allow for more funding to be directed to Worthwhile Wear's restorative programs. Worthwhile Thrift in Plumsteadville is open Monday-Saturday 10:00-7:00 pm. Shifts are generally 4 hours and scheduled when convenient to the volunteer.

Thrift store volunteers receive a 50% discount off of all thrift items.

THRIFT VOLUNTEERS HELP WITH

  • Organizing clothing racks and displays
  • Re-stocking clothing, shoes, accessories, books and housewares
  • Ringing up customers' purchases and provide general customer service
  • Helping change seasonal displays
  • Providing information and answering questions about Worthwhile Wear
  • Store cleaning

STEPS TO BECOME A THRIFT VOLUNTEER

  1. Fill out Application and Confidentiality Agreement
  2. Provide copies of background checks: Child Abuse & PA Criminal Background
  3. Complete in-person training with the store manager
  4. Complete online training by the end of the first three months

Volunteers under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. For more information or questions about volunteering, please email volunteer@worthwhilewear.org