A Call to Action: Local Volunteer Opportunities

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Provided by Volunteer Prince William

Volunteer Prince William maintains a list of the volunteer opportunities available throughout greater Prince William. Every week, they issue a call to action, listing current opportunities.

Award for Student Volunteers

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program calls all student volunteers in grades 5-12 to nominate themselves for this wonderful awards program. Please visit their website to complete the online application by Nov 5. You can have your principal or Volunteer Prince William validate your nomination; we would love to share your story of service! Please visit spirit.prudential.com to learn more.

Outdoor Fun

Fall Jubilee is just around the corner on Oct. 5! Historic Manassas needs 10-12 volunteers age 18+, from 6:45 to 10:00 a.m., to help direct the many vendors who will be supporting the event. Please sign up here. Contact Melissa for more information.

Keep Prince William Beautiful’s next event will be the Litter Survey, re-scheduled for Sept. 25 or 26 (depending on which day gets more volunteers), 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Volunteers age 18+ are needed to fill out paperwork, noting how much trash is seen while being driven around the county. Training provided; lunch is provided afterwards. Please email Nicole to register and learn more.

Keep Prince William Beautiful also needs volunteers age 16+ to work a booth at the Safety Awareness Community Day at Gar-Field High School, Sept. 28, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please email Nicole to register and learn more.

Project Mend A House is looking for volunteers to help with two community events. The first one is Sept. 28; 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Safety Awareness Day at the McCoart Center. The second is Oct. 12 for Prince William Recycles Day. Please go to their website for the volunteer application.

Historic Dumfries is looking for volunteers to be Outreach Heroes during their upcoming Fall Festival Oct. 19. Training provided, and you’re supplied with a kit with crafts, activities and promotional material to hand out during the event. Contact Lisa or call (703) 221-2218 to learn more.

Prince William Soil & Water Conservation District is looking for volunteers to join their Water Quality Monitoring Program. You’ll be trained in the DEQ collection and data reading techniques to join the team of volunteers monitoring our water at locations across the community. Please email them to learn more.

Food and Meal Delivery

SERVE has an urgent need for volunteer Food Assistance Specialists age 16+ in their food warehouse on Thursday afternoons, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Tasks include prepare food packages, welcome/assist clients, check out clients, stock shelves, etc. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds. Spanish speaking is a plus. It’s a small but mighty team of volunteers relieving hunger in the community! Please contact Navara for more information.

Health-Related Opportunities

NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness needs volunteers to share their lived experience of mental health conditions as they gear up for the new Ending the Silence Program in area middle and high schools. Please call Pat at (703) 992-5708 to learn more.

The American Red Cross is recruiting volunteers to help with blood drives, present disaster preparedness to elementary age kids, promote Red Cross school clubs and supporting other volunteers in the community. Please call (703) 584-8444 to learn more.

Clothing

Jehovah’s House Thrift Store located at 17740 Main St. in Dumfries is searching for donations of gently used/new clothes, household goods, appliances, furniture, jewelry, etc. Volunteers age 16+ are also needed to help in the store – bilingual volunteers are particularly needed! Please visit jehovahshouse.org/volunteer to fill out an online form or call (571) 418-1095 to learn more.

Working with Veterans

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is looking for volunteers age 55+ to drive veterans or spouses to their doctors’ appointments. RSVP members receive a mileage reimbursement and additional insurance coverage at no cost to the volunteer. Please call Jan at (571) 292-5307 to learn more.

If you are looking for other opportunities, please call Volunteer Prince William at (703) 369-5292 or visit our website. Thanks so much for all you do in our community!

 

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