Volunteer (The Well)

VOLUNTEER INTEREST AT THE WELL

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at The Well. For more information or to receive an application, please email LuAnn 

Here is a list of the pressing needs:

  1. Drivers:

I'm sure you've probably experienced this. Some of the best conversations are held in the car! So while this seems like a transportation need, it's really much more than that. The participants at The Well have appointments which requires an approved volunteer. Some of the women work at one of the thrift stores and need rides. Sometimes the driver stays with the woman at her appointment which can take several hours. Sometimes it means dropping her off at work and/or picking her up after work.

This help is invaluable for the staff.

  1. House coverage:

Someone is at the house 24/7. If there's a staff meeting, someone needs to be at the house. If 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.

  1. Companions:

The women at The Well need healthy relationships. And that takes time. Companions might take a woman to Peace Valley Park for a picnic or for a walk. One companion took someone roller skating. Other ideas: out for lunch, mani/pedi, to church. If the woman is agreeable, a Bible Study. It's often times in this context of being a companion where sharing a hobby might be nice - baking, cooking, knitting, etc.

Requirements for Well volunteers:

  1. Completed application
  2. Copies of three background checks: Child Abuse, PA Criminal Background, Fingerprinting
  3. Two references
  4. Completion of both Basic and Advanced Training
  5. Interview with Program Director and/or Staff Counselor

Monthly Cleaning for the Education and Counseling Center at The Well

The barn renovation is almost complete and soon the Education and Counseling Center will be available for use! We are looking to have a volunteer or a team of volunteers scheduled each month to clean. Since the space is not open yet, the amount of time needed is not known but we would love to have this team ready and scheduled ahead of time!

Requirements:

  1. Completed application
  2. One reference
  3. Confidentiality waiver signed

Special Occasion Meals

Most of us do this. We celebrate birthdays, holidays, and special occasions with meals. It allows us time together as family and friends, building memories, and creating a sense of belonging.

The staff at The Well would love if they could provide this for those living at The Well - a  time when they could all sit down at the table together, but adding this to the list of what all the staff needs to do is daunting so...would there be volunteers willing to make this happen?

The volunteers would assume the cost of the meal, prepare it, serve it and then clean it up afterwards. Truly, the definition of being servants! But what a powerful gift to give.

Examples of special meals: 4th of July BBQ, Summer Birthdays’ Meal, or a Just Because Meal. The Well has a full kitchen and an outside grill that can be used.

There would never be more than 10 at a special meal and could be much smaller than that. Exact numbers would be shared a week prior to the scheduled meal.

Requirements:

  1. Completed application
  2. One reference
  3. Confidentiality waiver signed

Special Occasion Bags

Sometimes it’s the little things that can mean the most. The staff at  The Well would love to have small gifts on hand for those living there. For example:  birthday cards with a $10 gift card to Walmart, Welcome cards with a bag of goodies for new arrivals - body lotion, a journal and pen, fun socks, Valentine’s cards with a candy bar, etc.

Just this past month, the sewing group at Calvary Church made Easter bags and filled them with small goodies.

The staff will take care of storing the bags so they are on hand ready for that special occasion.

If interested, please email LuAnn for more information and she will pick up your bags and deliver them to The Well.

Requirements: NONE!

For more information or to receive an application, please email LuAnn.