The WE CAN Volunteer program recruits, trains and makes volunteers available to Child Protective Services (CPS) workers to: augment services provided by CPS workers, provide direct services to children and parents, and involve the community in CPS efforts. The geographic area served by the Volunteer Program includes Berkeley, Cabell, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Logan, Mercer, and Wood Counties.
If you would like to volunteer for the WE CAN program
please print and fill out this application and
mail to your nearest service location.
A Client's Story:
Guy, a very shy five-year old with disabled parents, needed several visits with his first WE CAN Volunteer before he was comfortable going on an outing with her. Two years later, Guy and his current mentor spend 10 to 15 hours a month together. Because Guy is gifted in art and loves to read, many of their activities are geared around the library and art projects. Guy's mentor helped him get his library card and make and decorate a special box to keep the books in at home so they won't get dirty or lost. He's learned the importance of keeping up with - and returning - something borrowed.
During the year, 965 children benefited from 8,000 hours of volunteer time from 393 volunteers.