Volunteer With Chair Corps!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 28, 2017

Chair Corps

Aileen Velthuis is an extraordinary Chair Corps volunteer from Northern Virginia who has been faithfully collecting wheelchairs for 10 years. In the last five years alone, Aileen and her husband, Phil, have collected more than 2,100 wheelchairs! In most regions, it takes a whole team to collect as many wheelchairs as Aileen. You may now be surprised to learn that Aileen just celebrated her 86th birthday.

Despite her age, her energy and passion to serve those affected by disability have been boundless. She has a reputation for being both strategic and resolute when approaching potential wheelchair donors. Armed with copies of the Joni and Friends Ministry Newsletter, Aileen always takes the time to explain the profound impact of each donated wheelchair.

In her determination to continue collecting wheelchairs, Aileen has now decided that it is time to take an apprentice under her wing. She will be praying and searching for exactly the right volunteer to train and raise up. Volunteers like Aileen are a rare gift and we are immensely blessed to serve the disabled alongside her!

Are you interested in serving with the Chair Corps? We need your help! If you live in Fairfax County, VA and you’re interested in helping us collect wheelchairs, visit our Chair Corps page to fill out an application and get involved today!

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Please contact me about how I can get started collecting wheelchairs for Chair Corps, Thank You, Russ
  • Aug. 24, 2018
  • 8:07 a.m.
  • Russ Urban
I am so proud of my mom! Serving the Lord in this way has been a joy for her. It is fun to see how God puts all our interests and talents together. She has always hated throwing things away, loves to connect with people, and enjoys giving to others.
  • April 29, 2017
  • 11:01 a.m.
  • Dee
I'm happy to say that Aileen is a friend. She and her husband are truly remarkable, caring people. They're so concerned about others! The world is a better place because of them!
  • April 28, 2017
  • 1:04 p.m.
  • Jeannette
Beautiful. What a wonderful dear sweet lady. Pressing on, in the name of Jesus! You seem to have served His Kingdom on earth very well. Thank you Ailein! And Thank you Joni for doing what you do to make it all work together. Love you folks.
  • April 28, 2017
  • 11:02 a.m.
  • Mark Stewart