CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) —
Over 20 million Americans lack the ID they need to live full lives. Project ID, part of the national nonprofit Spread the Vote, helps people obtain the IDs they need for jobs, housing, health care and identity.
Project ID established it’s Charleston chapter in February of 2019. Since then, they have helped close to 100 individuals obtain an idenitification card, free of charge, here in Charleston alone. But organizers say they desperately need more volunteers to continue their mission.
“We help people of all walks of life obtain the right certificates they need to get an ID,” said Peshka Calloway, the WV state director of Project ID. “But the demand is so great right now here in Charleston and we can’t rely on just a handful of volunteers. We need more people to step up.”
Volunteering does not require anything other than time. Volunteers are needed in all aspects of the job, from people who can help with intake to those that can drive individuals to the DMV.
“The life experience is worth it. It is emotionally tough, but it is so worth it,” said volunteer Aaron Fisher.
Those that are interested in volunteering can fill out the volunteer survey by visiting Project ID’s website.