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Volunteers Needed

* The Salvation Army and Old Bridge United Methodist Church need your help

on Thursday May 22nd from 10-noon to sort donated food for their Mobile Food Pantry.

The food pantry is located at the B-thrifty thrift store on route 1 in Woodbridge. This is quick and

easy to get their deliveries out in the neighborhoods.

Please call Captain George at (202) 497-0234 to learn more.

* The Salvation Army also needs a Spanish speaker to help with
gathering information from needy families seeking assistance at their
Woodbridge office. They would love this volunteer 1-2 days a week either in
the morning or afternoon. This is a busy office offering great services to
the community and a wonderful way for anyone interested in social services
to gather great experience. Please call Emily at (202) 756-3906 to learn
more.

* SERVE is looking for some motivated cooks who can prepare and
serve meals on Memorial Day to the 92 residents of their Family Care
Shelter. Groups are needed, and volunteers are expected to provide all
ingredients for the meal. Call Jan at
[email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>.

* Merrimac Farm needs volunteers for their next workday on Saturday
May 24th at 10am. Gather your shovel, tools and gloves to help plant and
mulch the garden. Please call Karen at (703) 490-5200 for more info. Please
visit [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]> to learn about
additional upcoming programs: Birds, Butterflies and Dragonflies and about
their First Thursday Speaker Series presentations.

* House of Mercy has started a mobile food pantry in George Town
South. Please call Ann at 703-659-1636 to find out about all their
activities and how you can help.

* Old Bridge United Methodist Church needs volunteers on Saturday
May 31st to bag sweet potatoes for distribution to the needy in the
community. Many hands are needed to bag 40,000 pounds of taters! They will
be at the church from 8:30-3pm. The church is located at 3966 Old Bridge
Road.

* Literacy Volunteers of Prince William are looking for volunteer
tutors to work with adults. The next training is in July. Please visit:
lvapw.org for more info. Also, please mark your calendars for Wednesday June
4th to join them at the Annual Taste of Prince William at the VFW Hall in
Dale City. It promises to be a wonderful evening for a wonderful agency.

* Please join The Alzheimer’s Association’s awareness days every
Monday in May at Not your Average Joe’s restaurant in Woodbridge. It’s a
great way to enjoy dinner out and 15% of the total meal purchase will go to
the association’s great work in the community. Please call Sonya at (703)
766-9025 to learn more.

* Habitat for Humanity will hold three meetings over the next
several months in for folks interested in learning about their Home Repair
Program. If you live in Prince William County, Manassas or Manassas Park
and meet the qualifications, Habitat may be able to help. Please visit:
[email protected]<http://[email protected]> or phone:
703-369-6708 for all the details.

* Brain Injury Services is looking for PALS volunteers to
participate in a one to one friendship with a survivor of brain injury in
Fairfax. They also have a gentleman in Prince William who would love someone
to help with his model trains. Too bad my brother lives in Vermont- he loves
trains. Please contact Michelle at
[email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>. for more
info.

* Help feed hungry families by volunteering at the SERVE Food
Pantry. Volunteers are needed to assemble food packages to needy families on
weekdays 9am-noon or 1pm-4pm. This is a fun active job that helps our most
vulnerable neighbors. Volunteers must be at least 16yrs old. Please email
Jan at:[email protected] to learn more.

* Speaking of hungry families – the Haymarket Food Pantry needs your
help as they are low on food supplies for needy families. Please consider
picking up a few extras items when you shop for groceries this week.
Especially needed at this time includes cereal, oatmeal, canned fish, soup,
pasta, beans and rice, canned fruit, baby food and canned vegetables. You
can drop off your donations on Monday and Friday mornings 10am-noon at the
pantry located at: 14740 Washington Street in Haymarket.

* Area Agency on Aging needs volunteers to cover the front desk at
their Adult day Healthcare program in Woodbridge. Hours are Monday-Friday
from 10am-3pm. Tasks include answering phones and greeting participants.
Please call Melodee at (703) 792-4583 to learn more.

* BEACON Adult Literacy needs volunteers to work with ESL adult
learners. No prior experience is needed as you will be given all the tools
needed to make a successful partnership with your student. Please call
Caroline at (703) 368-7491 to learn more.

* Please don’t forget that Hurricane season is right around the
corner so mark your calendars for our annual Hurricane preparedness sales
tax holiday – May 25th-31st. It’s a great time to stock up on chainsaws,
ice packs, batteries, light sources, first aid kits, radios, tarps and fire
extinguishers to name just a few. I will have more to come so mark your
calendars!

* If you are looking for other opportunities, please don’t forget
to call my wonderful team at Volunteer Prince William. Coleen can help you
with the Retired and Senior Volunteer (RSVP) opportunities at (703) 369-5292
ext. 207, Shelley can help with any individual or group project and send you
weekly updates if you’d like. Shelley is at (703) 369-5292 ext. 201, and
Bonnie can help you with opportunities available in Disaster Preparedness at
(703) 369-5292 ext. 202. Please visit our newly re-vamped website at
www.volunteerprincewilliam.org<http://www.volunteerprincewilliam.org>.
Thanks so much for all you do in our community.

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