Volunteer Requirements

Interested in volunteering? Please read this material about our volunteer requirements before you fill out an application.
  1. To be eligible for training as a Penn State Master Well Owner volunteer, you must not be employed by any company that provides paid services to private water supply owners (i.e. water testing companies, water treatment companies, water well drillers, etc.).
  2. All volunteers must be willing to attempt to pass along basic private water system management knowledge that you learn during your training to approximately 50 or more private water system owners within two years after you are trained. This education can be done by personal converstations, presentations, newsletters, fairs, or many other methods.
  3. All volunteers must either attend an eight hour Saturday training workshop conducted by the Master Well Owner Network and Penn State Cooperative Extension or participate in the online training course.
  4. All volunteers must promise to submit at least one accomplishment report every year to the MWON Coordinator. This one page report can be completed online or mailed to the MWON Coordinator.  It should only take a few minutes to complete but is vital to the success of our program. 

We welcome anyone interested to apply to the program. A review followed by prompt notification will be given to all applicants. Please do not apply to become a Master Well Owner Volunteer If you can not fulfill any of the above criteria or if you are planning to move outside of Pennsylvania in the near future.

If you are interested in the program, but would like to discuss it further with the MWON Coordinator, please contact Bryan Swistock at 814-863-0194 or by email at

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