Lewis County embraces the talents and life experiences that older persons possess and can share with others. There are several areas in the community that have come to rely on the services of volunteers.
Lewis County Senior Citizens Center, Inc.
171 W 2nd St Weston WV 26452
Presently has 125+ volunteers. Volunteer opportunities include telephone receptionist, host/hostess, meal deliverer, kitchen help, fundraising volunteer, craft instructor, computer instructor, public speaking, telephone outreach, board of directors member, clerical duties and more.
Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital
230 Hospital Plaza Weston WV 26452
The Theresa Snaith Hospital Auxiliary provides a host of older volunteers who provide a wide range of volunteer services, including operating the gift shop, at the local hospital.
Our Neighbor (LCUM Ministries)
170 W 2nd St Weston WV 26452
The agency provides food and clothing for individuals. Other household items are available as well as help with medications and utility bills. Volunteers provide general help at the pantry.
William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital
936 Sharpe Hospital Rd Weston WV 26452
Volunteers are needed for fundraising, to man the gift shop and assist with patient activities.
Louis Bennett Public Library
148 Court Ave Weston WV 26452
Friends of the Library are always looking for volunteers to donate some time at this beautiful and historic library.
Region VII Aging Services, Inc.
PO Box 921
Buckhannon WV 26201
This agency operates the Senior Companion Program and the Foster Grandparent Program for Lewis County. The Lewis County Senior Citizens Center, Inc. serves as a volunteer workstation for the SCP. Senior Companions are assigned to frail elderly persons needing minimal assistance and/or companionship in their homes. The Companion works 20 hours per week, receiving a tax free stipend of $2.65 hr.
Foster Grandparents assist children in classrooms. The Lewis County Headstart Program utilizes Foster Grandparents.
For both of these programs, volunteers must be 60 years of age or older and meet income guidelines.
Victims Advocate Program
PO Box 150 Weston WV 26452
Provides services to victims of violent crime. This group is now working on a transitional housing project to provide housing for 6 months up to 2 years for victims of violent crimes and/or domestic violence. Voluntary Board members are needed as well as caring and compassionate persons who can assist with referrals and linkages of services for family security and stability.
Crestview Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation
PO Box 967 Jane Lew WV 26378
Volunteer activities can range from feeding, assisting with mobility, escort to recreational activities, and one-on-one friendly visiting.
Family Resource Network
145 High Street Weston WV 26452
This organization provides assistance to children and families. They also operate a food pantry. General administrative help is needed, as well as fundraising and program planning ideas. Volunteer Board member opportunities also exist.
Continuing Education Outreach Service (CEOS)
Previously known as Extension Homemakers, this club has smaller groups in each community in Lewis County.
Lewis County Heart Society 304-269-2185
Fern Leaf Rebekah Lodge 304-269-3331
Fraternal Order of Eagles #2481 304-269-6134
Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #17 304-269-1263
Jane Lew American Legion Post #166 304-884-7579
Order of Eastern Star 304-269-7316
Lewis County Ministerial Association 304-269-5123
Lewis County United Way 304-269-5480
East Lewis Lions Club 304-269-4657
Weston Lions Club 304-269-3515
Jane Lew Lions Club 304-884-7011
Pricetown Lions Club 304-269-2103
Weston Business & Professional Womens Club 304-269-6620