A Call to Action: Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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Provided by Volunteer Prince William

Support your local health department and your community during a public health emergency! Volunteers for Medical Reserve Corps are needed to support several missions, including public health education and outreach, disease investigation, vaccine clinics, and more! Medical experience is not required; they have roles for everyone! Bilingual volunteers are especially needed. Volunteers must be 18 years of age, complete minimum training and pass a state background check to serve. Please fill out an online application at vdh.virginia.gov/mrc/. Questions? Please email Amy for more information.

ACTS Hunger Prevention Center

ACTS wants to know, are you ready to get out of the house and back into the world? Their Hunger Prevention Center needs help in the distribution side on Wednesdays and Fridays, in the receiving side Monday-Friday, and drivers to pick up donations from grocery stores on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. All volunteers must complete and submit the online volunteer application found at actspwc.org/ prior to volunteering. Please contact Shirley or call 703.441.8606 ext. 212 for more information on how you can get involved.

Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is searching for volunteers to lead facilitation of some existing support and early stage groups in Manassas once the pandemic subsides. Volunteer Support Group & Early Stage Facilitators help group participants develop coping methods and encourage caregivers and family members to maintain their personal, physical and emotional health. Support groups provide a place for friends and family to share valuable information, caregiving tips and concerns about their loved ones with Alzheimer’s. Experience working with Alzheimer’s patients is desirable; training is provided. Please email bedonnelly@alz.org to learn more.

Habitat for Humanity Neighborhood Revitalization

Habitat for Humanity has announced they’re starting Neighborhood Revitalization at East End Mobile Home Park in Manassas! This big project is in the early planning stages, but volunteer help will be needed. Please visit habitatpwc.org/portfolio-view/neighborhood-revitalization-kickoff/ for more information or email info@habitatpwc.org.

House of Mercy Food Pantry

You can hold a food drive and help House of Mercy re-stock their bare food pantry shelves! They have seen a big increase in clients seeking food assistance and urgently need donations of nonperishable items such as veggies, soups, mac and cheese, canned meats, etc. to re-stock their shelves. It’s so easy to conduct a food drive, even during this pandemic, and you’ll be helping to feed hungry families! Please call 703.579.0279 or email scrooks@houseofmercyva.org to learn how you can help.

Community Litter Cleanups

Keep Prince William Beautiful is happy to announce Community Litter Cleanups are returning! The first cleanup is scheduled for July 25, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Potomac Community Library. The cleanup will focus on the surrounding public roads and spaces near the library. Social distancing will be observed, with check-in times at 10:00 and 10:30 a.m.. Only 10 volunteers allowed for each check-in time. Face masks are required; KPWB will supply clean and sanitized supplies to volunteers. Please call 571.285.3772 or email adaniels@kpwb.org for more information.

Prince William Food Rescue

Prince William Food Rescue (PWFR) can still use volunteer Food Rescue Heroes as the program is super busy delivering food to both ACTS and SERVE homebound clients. Home food deliveries are no contact and follow social distancing guidelines. 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. Get more info on PWFR here: pwfoodrescue.org/. Please contact Shirley at scouteau@actspwc.org or call 703.441.8606 ext. 212 for more information.

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 Prince William 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.

SERVE Food Donations

SERVE needs donated canned vegetables to provide healthy choices for their food assistance clients! Donations can be brought to SERVE’s Hunger Resource Center loading dock on weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., where they will be safely accepted. All veggies are welcome, but they have a big need for canned corn. Please contact Navara at ncannon@nvfs.org to learn more.

Serve Our Willing Warriors

Serve Our Willing Warriors in Haymarket needs volunteers age 21 and up to directly assist Warrior families during their check in and check out at the Warrior Retreat at Bull Run. Volunteers should be available Wednesday and/or Friday mornings. Just an hour of your time will be a meaningful way to thank our veterans who have given so much for our country! Please contact Sarah for more information

StreetLight Community Ministries

StreetLight Community Ministries urgently needs donations of nonperishable food for their Food Pantry so they can continue giving aid to our 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 or visit volunteerprincewilliam.org. Thanks so much for all you do in our community.

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