Call to Action: Local Volunteer Opportunities

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Provided by Volunteer Prince William

Puerto Rican Festival

The 2nd Annual Puerto Rican Festival is scheduled for June 15, 1 to 9 p.m. at Harris Pavilion in Manassas, and volunteers age 16+ are needed to make this a success!  All sorts of fun jobs are available including setup, assisting vendors, monitoring children’s games, face painting, help with Lost and Found and more!  While bilingual skills in Spanish are not required, they will be helpful.  This is a family-friendly event, and you’ll feel great as you help support the culture of our neighbor in the Caribbean!  Please email manassasprfestival@gmail.com for more information and to sign up.

Does your organization have an outstanding volunteer whose service deserves recognition?

Serve Virginia has announced nominations for this year’s Governor’s Volunteerism & Community Service Awards are now open!  It’s a wonderful way you can recognize and thank that special volunteer for all they have done to support your organization and its mission!  Please visit bit.ly/3K2GLT1 for more information.  The deadline to submit is June 25 at 5 p.m.

Urgent Need for Friendly Volunteer Drivers

The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program urgently needs friendly Volunteer Drivers age 18+ to provide rides for local patients who have appointments for treatments on weekdays.  Volunteers must have a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance, pass background and vehicle records checks and complete required training.  Not only will you be providing a smile and a ride, you’ll also be helping to save a life!  Please visit cancer.org/drive to learn more or email Jen at jen.burdette@cancer.org.

Summer Conversation Class Hosts Needed

BEACON for Adult Literacy needs volunteers age 18+ to host their Summer Conversation Classes this summer.  Sessions will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11 a.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 77 to 8:30 p.m.  It’s all done online, so you can relax in air-conditioned comfort and help students improve their English skills at the same time!  Online volunteer information sessions are being held, please visit bit.ly/43zEFTv to sign up.  Please email smazzaro@osbva.org or call 571.531.5838 to learn more.

Looking for a summer volunteer opportunity?

Consider helping the staff at Boxes of Basics!  They’re hosting Summer Drop-In Volunteering for volunteers age 18+ on Mondays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting June 17 and running every Monday through Aug. 12.  Stop in to lend a hand as you help sort and organize their warehouse (9239 Mike Garcia Drive, Manassas) in preparation for the next school year.  You’ll feel fantastic as you help this organization plan to meet the needs of children facing clothing insecurity!  Please email info@boxesofbasics.org for more information.

You can make a difference in the life of a child!

CASA Children’s Intervention Services needs volunteers age 21+ who care about children growing up in a safe, permanent and loving home.  The staff will hold their next Virtual Information Session on June 12, 6 to 7 p.m.  Learn how you can help protect abused and neglected children in your community by becoming a volunteer advocate.  Please email jpolen@casacis.org or call 703.330.8145 to receive the link to the meeting or to inquire about alternate dates.

Volunteer Tutors Needed

Educate America, Inc, a nonprofit startup, is seeking volunteers ages 18+ to assist with providing after-school tutoring and mentoring services within five to ten Prince William County Public Schools during the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 school year.  Volunteer with Educate America and make a difference in the lives of underserved youth!  Your time and expertise can positively impact the academic success and personal development of our youth—contributing to brighter futures for the next generation.  Volunteers will need to have background and CPS checks completed by July 15, 2024.  Please join them as a volunteer, tutor, mentor, or community partner by completing and submitting the online application form(s) at educateusainc.org/now-recruiting.  Questions?  Please email educateusaceo@gmail.com.

It’s early June, but plans are already in the works for July 4 celebrations!

Historic Manassas, Inc. needs volunteers to support Celebrate America along with the Stars & Stripes Rooftop Picnic in Old Town Manassas.  Three shifts are available:  11 a.m. to3 p.m., 3 to 7 p.m. and 7 to 11 p.m.  You’ll have fun supporting both events which will include kid-friendly and family-friendly activities, and of course, you get a great view of the fireworks as we celebrate our nation’s independence!  Please visit bit.ly/3Sp91TJ to sign up; email lisa@historicmanassasinc.org to learn more.

Here’s a “Honey” of a volunteer opportunity!

The Manassas Bee Festival is coming June 22 at Liberia House, 8601 Portner Avenue, Manassas, and volunteer “Worker Bees” of all ages are needed to support this fun event.  Volunteers under 18 are welcome to volunteer with a responsible adult or group leader.  Volunteers are needed June 21 help set up the festival at Liberia House.  Then, volunteers will help with the 2K Honey Hike 8:45 a.m. on June 22 at Manassas Museum lawn and on shifts during the festival on June 22.  Jobs include assisting with set up, helping vendors unload, helping at the welcome tent to show the map or answer basic questions.  Volunteers who sign up will get a free green t-shirt but should complete the online form at manassasbeefestival.com/contact-donations-questions/.  Please be sure to indicate you are a Volunteer on the form.  Please email manassasbeefestival@gmail.com for more information.

If you love plants, and connecting to local gardeners with similar interests, here’s a great opportunity for you!

Virginia Cooperative Extension Prince William Unit is recruiting Master Gardener volunteers!  Information sessions will be held over the summer, training begins in September.  It sounds like a great way to expand your gardening skills and share your love of gardening with others as well!  Please visit bit.ly/3V3NwsK for more information; email master_gardener@pwcgov.org or call 703.792.7747 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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