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Provided by Volunteer Prince William

  • Good morning Prince William – Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia is having their 5K run at Pfitzner Stadium on Saturday November 22nd.  Volunteers are needed to help with parking from 6am-10am. Please fill out the online  Please note you should be 18 yrs. Old + or with a parent.  Please call Bethany at (703) 273-3153 for more info.
  • Ho, Ho, Ho – Christmas is right around the corner and we are in full swing with our Un Trim A Tree Holiday Gift Program for needy kids.  If you would like to sponsor a child at Christmas I can provide you their name, age and two toy wishes so you can be a special Santa to a kid.  Please visit my website at: and fill out a donor form for me.  You will have a blast.  I’m already stockpiling Frozen characters because I’ve been told that’s the hot item.
  • Neighbor’s Keeper is looking for a volunteer to help with media relations, website posting and capturing success stories.  Sounds like a super fun job for about 10 hours a week.  Please email Rich at: for more info.
  • The RSVP Program is looking for a volunteer driver to take a woman from her home in Gainesville to the VA Center in DC once or twice a month.  It’s a great opportunity to thanks her for her service.  Volunteers must be at least age 55 for the insurance policy to cover you and have a good driving record.  Please call Coleen at (571) 292-5307 for more info.  She also needs reading tutors at Tyler Elementary School in Gainesville.
  • SERVE in Manassas continues to have an urgent need for volunteers to do food pickups at local grocery stores on weekday mornings.  Volunteers must be at least 21, have a good driving record and be able to lift boxes that could weigh up to 50 lbs.  Training is provided and you drive their van.  This is such an important job for thousands of families each month.  Please email Jan at for more info.
  • The Virginia Cooperative Extension is offering a workshop on Reverse Mortgages.  Come learn all the facts from a certified Reverse Mortgage Counselor on Thursday November 20th at 2:30pm at the Bull Run Library.  Please call (703) 792-6287 to register.
  • Beacon Adult Literacy needs volunteer tutors to teach conversation or computer literacy to ESL students in the Manassas area.  Please call Caroline at (703) 368-7491 to learn more.
  • Literacy Volunteers is gearing up for their next volunteer training On January 17th.  Come learn all the skills you need to help another adult reach their life goals.  You do not need any prior experience.  This is one person helping another.  Please call (703) 670-5702 or visit to learn more.
  • If you are looking for other opportunities, please don’t forget to call my wonderful team at Volunteer Prince William.  Coleen can help you with the Retired and Senior Volunteer (RSVP) opportunities at (703) 369-5292 ext. 207, 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. 201, and Bonnie can help you with opportunities available in Disaster Preparedness at (703) 369-5292 ext. 202.  Please visit our newly re-vamped website at  Thanks so much for all you do in our community.

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