Contributed by Prince William County
* Good morning Prince William – The urgent theme this week is help fight hunger! SERVE in Manassas is running low on cold cereals, pasta, sauces, can vegetables, mac & cheeses, can fruit, crackers and plastic grocery bags. Donations can be dropped off during the week from9am-5pm and Wednesday evenings until 7:30pm. Volunteers are needed as well. Teens age groceries and adult volunteers are needed to do food pick-ups at area grocery stores on weekday mornings. Please email Janet: [email protected] to learn more.
* The Haymarket Food Pantry also 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.
* Brain Injury Services is looking for PALS volunteers to participate in a one to one friendship with a survivor of brain injury. They
have a gentleman in Prince William who would love someone to help with his model trains. They also have a lady in Manassas who attends yoga class at the Freedom Center and would love a partner to accompany her. Please contact Michelle at [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>. For more info.
* The Prince William Conservation Alliance invites you to two new events they are having this week. 1st come learn more about birds, butterflies and dragonflies in the Rte. 234 Wetland Mitigation Area on Saturday June 7th at 8:30 am. Meet at the Green Front Furniture store to then tour the area. They also invite you to the 1st Thursday Speaker series on June 5th at the Bull Run Unitarian Church in Manassas. There will be a presentation from Sandy Burk on the Potomac River keeper Program. All the environmental programs are informative and give you many new opportunities to volunteer. Please call (703) 499-4954 to learn more.
* Literacy Volunteers of America continue to need volunteers help their clients improve their literacy skills. The next training begins July 12th. It’s the perfect way to make your summer special by helping another adult improve their life skills. Please call (703) 670-5702 to learn more or visit their website at: lvapw.org.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.