May 06

West Virginia Summer Program Update

Spring has sprung in most parts of the country, so that means summer can’t be too far off. This has been such a strange and challenging year, but there are signs that some things may be returning somewhat to normal. One of those things we would love to return is some version of the West Virginia Summer Program. The needs of the people have not gone away, and with this past year being what it was, the struggles have only intensified. We would like to give it a go if there are returning volunteers who are willing and able. We will require all volunteers to be vaccinated to participate this year. With our communal setting, we feel this is the most responsible way to move forward. We are happy to see that at this point it looks like vaccines are available to all age 16 and over everywhere in the country. If you plan to join us, make sure you get both your doses or one Johnson and Johnson dose two weeks before volunteering. If you are interested in coming, but have people under 16, let us know so we can see what is workable. Now for the specifics about the summer…

We are offering 4 different weeks, but are going to try and keep the communities on the small side. We would like to be able to balance those weeks out, eliminate or add any if necessary. If you would like to join us this summer we need you to respond ASAP and with your 1st and 2nd choice of weeks you would like to volunteer. The weeks available are :July 10 – 17, July 17 – 24, July 24 – 31, July 31 – Aug 7.

We hope to see you this summer in West Virginia, if not then, then hopefully some time in the near future! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at