A Call to Action: Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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Provided by Volunteer Prince William

Community Feeding Task Force

The Community Feeding Task Force continues to have a big need for volunteers who can work in their warehouse at 8418 Kao Circle, Manassas. Shifts are weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon or 12:00 Noon to 4:00 p.m. Duties include receiving bulk food donations, sorting, shelving and filling smaller orders for shipping to select food distribution locations throughout the area. Be prepared to lift up to 50 pounds. To register, please create an account here, then go into the opportunity to Respond to the opportunity. Please email bnahas@volunteerprincewilliam.org to learn more.

If you are facing food insecurity, or someone you know needs food assistance during COVID-19, the Community Feeding Task Force Food Helpline is open! This resource is available to anyone living in Manassas, Manassas Park and Prince William County. Hours for the helpline are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please call 703.794.4668 during operating hours to request food assistance. Callers over 65 will be redirected to ACTS/NVFS (SERVE) food assistance programs to register for direct delivery to their home. Please help spread the word on this important resource! Se habla Español.

Medical Reserve Corps

Medical Reserve Corps has an urgent need for volunteers to help in the fight against COVID-19. Many volunteers are needed across the state and locally to provide support for the expected surge in hospitals and long-term care facilities. Volunteers with healthcare experience are especially needed, but they will accept non-medical volunteers in a variety of other skill sets as well. Please fill out an online application. Questions? Please email amy.feinberg@vdh.virginia.gov for more information.

American Red Cross Needs Volunteers

The American Red Cross needs volunteers and is hosting a Virtual Recruitment Open House on June 5, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Volunteers help displaced families, provide care and comfort to an ill or injured service member/veteran, or teach others how to respond in emergencies. Recruiters will provide program details and volunteer opportunities throughout the National Capital and Greater Chesapeake Region. Come listen, learn and ask your questions! Please email navneet.prasad@redcross.org to learn more.

BEACON Needs Virtual Instructors

BEACON is looking for Virtual Instructors for their three-week Summer Conversation classes, July 6 thru 24. Classes meet every Monday and Wednesday, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., and Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to provide small group instruction to English for Speaker of Other Languages (ESOL). No second language or teaching experience is required. Free professional-level training is provided. Schedules are flexible.

Volunteers are also needed as Virtual Technology Facilitators for their three-week summer conversation classes. Technology facilitators will provide technical support for the ESOL online classes two to four hours a week. If you have basic computer skills, are comfortable with using Zoom, and would like to be a part of a team to help make a difference in your community, please call 571.422.2242 or email jmorazuniga@osbva.org to hear more about these exciting and rewarding opportunities.

Foster Parents Needed

For Children’s Sake is looking for foster parents to provide a loving and stable home for youth in foster care. FCS trains and supports all families ongoing before, during and after foster youth are in your home. FCS is looking for foster parents to take children as both short- and long-term placements. They are planning to hold virtual training in the next couple of weeks. Please call Kelley at 703.817.9890 or email kwillis@fcsva.org for more information.

Holy Family Food Pantry

Holy Family Food Pantry, one of the partner food pantries in the Community Feeding Task Force, has need for bilingual volunteers to answer the phone and take appointments for clients to visit the pantry. This is an ongoing opportunity Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day. To register, please create an account here, then go into the opportunity to Respond to the opportunity. Please email bnahas@volunteerprincewilliam.org to learn more.

House of Mercy

House of Mercy is seeing a big increase in clients seeking food assistance. They are in urgent need of donations of nonperishable items for their food pantry so they can continue food assistance during COVID-19. Also, volunteers are urgently needed to help with picking up and delivering all the food and supplies needed for their operations. If you are willing to help out with driving to pick up and/or deliver food and necessary non-food items, please call 703.579.0279 or email scrooks@houseofmercyva.org to learn more. The staff is also working hard to collect and donate 5,000 face masks to local agencies. Many volunteers have jumped in, but they can always use more help! Please email masks@houseofmercyva.org to learn how you can get involved.

Artists Needed

Calling all artists! Novant Health UVA Health System invites artists and budding artists to submit artwork for an upcoming exhibit at the Prince William Medical Center/Haymarket Medical Center titled COVID 19: How We Became Stronger Together. Paintings, photographs, and drawings will all be considered. Your artwork can be any favorite subject that inspires you at this difficult time. Artwork should be framed using wire hanger. We will accept artwork until June 30, 2020. For more detailed information, contact Liz or call 703.369.8173.

Prince William Food Rescue

Prince William Food Rescue (PWFR) urgently needs volunteers. The program is taking on the responsibility of delivering food to both ACTS and SERVE homebound clients. PWFR is an app-based program enabling volunteers to pick up viable, close to expiration food from supermarkets, restaurants, food pantries, etc., and then deliver it to a program that can immediately use the food. More info on PWFR may be found here. Please email Shirley or call 703.441.8606 ext. 212 for more information.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is collecting items for seniors and vulnerable populations. You can help by creating care packages from the security of your own home and safely dropping items at their Woodbridge location. Food items such as canned soups/other dry or canned foods are requested. Non-food items such as socks, toiletries, diapers/baby wipes and sanitizing supplies are also needed. Donated items can be dropped off at 1483 Old Bridge Road, Suite 102, Woodbridge. Please email Angela or call 202.345.2238 to learn more.

StreetLight Community Ministries

StreetLight Community Ministries has re-opened their Food Pantry. Donations of nonperishable food are desperately needed so they can continue giving aid to homeless and impoverished neighbors during this pandemic. Donations will be accepted every Tuesday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Please email ashaffner@thestreetlight.org to learn more.

If you are looking for other opportunities, please call Volunteer Prince William at 703.369.5292. You can also visit the website. Thanks so much for all you do in our community.

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