A Call to Action: Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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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.

Volunteer Awards and Recruitment

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.

The 2020 Virginia Governor’s Volunteer Awards program is looking for nominations in a host of different categories including youth, senior, young adult, adult, family, corporate, faith-based, education and community organization.  Please nominate your volunteers online by Dec. 6.

Saved Hands Foundation invites all to their next volunteer recruitment event on Monday, Oct. 21 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Potomac Library community room.  Come see all the great services they provide to the community.

Holiday Volunteering

The Salvation Army is gearing up for their Christmas Kettle program and needs volunteers to ring the kettle bell at various locations around the community.  It’s a great opportunity for a club, family or office to job share this to bring extra joy to those in need in the community.  Please call Sgt. Rowe at (703) 580-8991 to learn more.

Outdoor Fun

The City of Manassas is looking for volunteers to adopt a street in their neighborhood.  It’s a great way to gather your friends and neighbors to beautify your street.  You’ll receive vest, gloves, litter picker and collection bags to do the job.  Please visit the website to learn more.

The American Heart Association is gearing up for the Heart Walk on Nov. 2 on the National Mall.  Volunteers are needed throughout the day.  Please register here.

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

House of Mercy kicks off their Annual Campaign to End Hunger on Saturday, Nov. 2, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  Come work two hours and donate $25 to feed 500 people. It’s a great way to gather your friends and family to participate in this fun event. Please visit their website for more info.

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.

The SERVE Family Shelter is looking for volunteer groups to prepare and serve meals to the residents in the shelter.  This is a fun job for a small group to get together to feed about 90 residents.  You can prepare the meal at home and bring it in or use their great kitchen.  SERVE needs the following dates filled: Oct. 19 for brunch, Nov. 28 for dinner, Nov. 29 for brunch, Dec. 22 for brunch and dinner, Dec. 25 for brunch and dinner and Jan.1 for brunch and dinner.  Please call Julie at (571) 748-2674 to learn more.

Prince William Food Rescue is looking for a volunteer to manage large donations from big box stores.  Duties include going to the donation site, reporting back what what’s donated, split up the donation and remain there until other volunteers arrive to take the donations to their individual sites.  Please email [email protected] to learn more.

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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