Here are some great ideas for the beautiful weather we are finally getting:
* 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.
* Adult volunteers are needed at the next Fall Risk Prevention
Screening on Saturday May 17th in Gainesville from 10am-3pm. Health
professionals, nurses and non-health professionals are needed to help with
the vision and hearing equipment. Please call Melody at (571) 575-4194 for
all the specifics.
* 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.
* Literacy Volunteers of Prince William are looking for volunteer
tutors to work with adults. The next training is May 17th. 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.
* 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]>.
* 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.
Monthly outings in the community are required. Please contact Michelle at
* 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
* 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
Thanks so much for all you do in our community.