Provided by Volunteer Prince William
The Salvation Army is also in full swing with their holiday programs. Volunteers are needed to staff the Red Kettles at over 20 convenient locations across the community. They also need volunteers to man the Angel Trees at either Manassas Mall or Potomac Mills Mall. Great opportunities for volunteer groups. Please Call George at (703) 580-8991 to learn more.
Calling all adult service groups! – The Manassas Christmas Parade needs volunteer marshals to help on Saturday, Dec. 2. This is a super fun event kicks off the 2017 Holiday Season in Old Town Manassas. It’s just a couple of hours in the morning that is sure to put you in the spirit! This is the perfect opportunity for a large group as they need 40-50 volunteers! Please email Nora to learn more at [email protected].
Willing Warriors has a couple of events soon starting with the Park Valley Church collecting $20 gift cards at Battlefield High School on Sunday, Nov. 11, 8:30-11:30 a. m. Their next volunteer orientation is Wednesday, Nov. 29, 6:00-7:00 p. m., and their Open House is Sunday, Dec. 3, 1:00-4:00 p. m. Please email them at [email protected] if you plan to attend.
Project Mend-A-House needs handy volunteers to help with their fix-up projects across the community. Both skilled and unskilled are most welcome on weekends and during the week. Please call (703) 792-7663 to learn more.
The Un-Trim-A-Tree Holiday Gift program is in full swing! Share the joy of the season by sponsoring a child and making their wishes come true. You’ll be given the two wishes for toys or clothes valued up to $75 for a little boy or girl up to 12 years old. These children live here in our community. Come join the fun. Please visit volunteerprincewilliam.org for more info and to download the donor form.
Our Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is looking for empathetic volunteers age 55+ to assist as a Senior Link Volunteer. This position has flexible hours and can be done at either the ACTS Manassas or Dumfries locations. Duties include calling home-bound seniors to check on them. Training is provided by ACTS and is scheduled in December. It’s a wonderful way to learn more about your community and reach vulnerable seniors. Please call Jan to learn more at 571-292-5307 to be part of the RSVP team.
Prince William Health District is having their next Community Health Worker information session on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 10:30 a. m.-12:30 p. m. Come learn about all the ways you can help. Please RSVP to [email protected] and to learn more.
The Live Well Coalition invites you to the next Community Connection Breakfast on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 8:30 a. m.-12:00 noon at the Manassas Park Community Center. Come learn from a panel of experts sharing their knowledge on Community Development, transportation, worksite wellness, heating healthy, healthy congregations and tobacco use prevention. Please visit behealthybehappyprincewilliam.comto learn more.
Habitat for Humanity has opened their new Restore in Woodbridge so now you have two great locations to donate and more importantly volunteer in the store. Please visit their website to book your next shift at habitatpwc.org.
Donate your used sneakers to MADD! Gather up all those old sneakers from your family and friends and drop them off here at Volunteer Prince William – 9248 Center Street, Manassas, or bring them to the MADD Walk on Nov. 11 at Burke Lake Park – Picnic Area A. please call Shelley at (571) 292-301 to learn more.
Brain Injury Services is looking for a volunteer to organize and facilitate a monthly or quarterly get together at Jirani Coffeehouse in Manassas for individuals with brain injuries. It’s a great opportunity for someone who has an interest in music, small group facilitation and working with people with disabilities. Please call Michelle at (703) 451-8881 ext. 232 to learn more.
Operation Turkey has kicked off their 2017 season! Gather your friends, family and colleagues to do a food drive to share the holiday spirit with needy families throughout the community. SERVE in Manassas and ACTS in Dumfries are collecting food for these holiday baskets. Items needed include canned vegetables, stuffing, gravy, cranberry, sweet potatoes, Bisquick, cornbread/muffin mixes, pumpkin, rice, dry beans, soup, pasta, and any other staple item you can think of. Drop off in Manassas is the Manassas Adventist Prep School on Nov. 11, 16 and 17. Drop off in Dumfries at the ACTS Family Center. Both of these fabulous agencies also collect grocery gift cards and cash donation to provide the meat of their choice. It doesn’t get any better than this!
If you are looking for other opportunities, please call Volunteer Prince William. Jan can help you with the Retired and Senior Volunteer (RSVP) opportunities at (703) 369-5292 ext. 1, 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. 0, and Bonnie can help you with opportunities available in Disaster Preparedness at (703) 369-5292 ext. 3. Please visit our website at volunteerprincewilliam.org. Thanks so much for all you do in our community.