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Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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Save the Date! The Grand Opening for Habitat for Humanity’s new ReStore in Woodbridge will be Oct. 21, and lots of volunteer help is needed that day and in the days before. You can sign up on their volunteer calendar at habitatpwc.org.

Serve Our Willing Warriors has a couple of great volunteer opportunities. They’re looking for volunteers to support their annual golf tournament at Piedmont Gold Club on Oct. 16. Volunteers will help set up, register players, sell raffle tickets and anything else needed. SOWW is also recruiting volunteers to help with their Gala at MGM National Harbor on Nov. 4. All sorts of fun jobs to include decorating, setting up and assisting during the gala are available. Please email [email protected] to learn how you can help.

PW Health District will hold their next volunteer information meeting on Oct. 24, 10:00 a. m. – 12:00 p. m., at the Kao Circle office in Manassas. Please RSVP to [email protected].

Come join our Annual Boo Ball to support the Un-Trim-A-Tree Holiday Gift program for needy kids. This super fun event is Saturday, Oct. 28 at 7:00 p. m. at the Manassas Moose Lodge. Tickets are just $35 and include dinner, specialty drink, cash bar and Livin’ the Dream live band. Grab a costume and your friends for a fun time and for a great cause. Tickets can be bought online at volunteerprincewilliam.org.

The next Community Shred event is Saturday, Oct. 28, 9:00 a. m.-1:00 p. m., for PWC residents only at either the County Landfill site or the Balls Ford Yard Waste site. For more information, please call (703) 792-4670.

Literacy Volunteers of America are having their next volunteer tutor training on Saturday, Nov. 4 and 18. This program works one on one with adults and no experience is needed as your will receive all the training needed to make a significant difference in a person life. Please visit their website at lvapw.org to learn more.

Care Net Pregnancy Resources Centers will be holding its annual Fundraising Banquet Nov. 10 at Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, and lots of volunteer slots are available. You can sign up by visiting voice4life.org/banquet.html and click on the button marked Volunteer.

The Manassas Christmas Parade needs volunteer marshals to help on Saturday, Dec. 2. This 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! Please email Nora to learn more at [email protected].

The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers for the Red Kettle Campaign starting Nov. 11 through Dec. 23 at lots of locations throughout the community. Please call Lt. Ramos at (703) 580-8991 to learn more.

The wonderful folks at the ACTS Helpline need volunteer Listeners to support their 24/7 service. Training begins Dec. 2 and covers any situation a listener may encounter. To get started, please visit actspwc.org/volunteer to fill out their online volunteer application.

ARC of Greater Prince William is looking for teen volunteers to assist with their bowling and wellness programs. This begins in October and it’s a great way to help a deserving population enjoy some fun exercise. Please contact Joy at [email protected] for more information.

PWC Community Services is in need of administrative volunteers to help with research, community outreach and office support. This will help partners who are working hard to promote mental health and prevent substance abuse/misuse in the local community. For more information on how you can help, please contact Heather at [email protected].

Prince William SPCA is collecting pet foods to support ACTS Operation Turkey. This is a great event for kids, families and all other who love their pets. Donation box flyers and information sheets can be found at pwspca.org/pet-food-drive.

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 until Oct. 13. 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!

Our Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is still looking for volunteer presenters age 55+ to teach fourth-grade children the life skills to keep them safe alone and safe at home.  Volunteers must be available during school hours.  This fun curriculum is very interactive and of course the kids are very fun.  Training is provided; please call Jan to learn more at (571) 292-5307 to be part of the RSVP team.

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, volunteerprincewilliam.org. Thanks so much for all you do in our community.

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