Call to Action: Local Volunteer Opportunities

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Provided by Volunteer Prince William

Help celebrate our nation’s birthday!

Plans are already in the works for July 4 celebrations and Historic Manassas, Inc. needs volunteers age 16+ to support Celebrate America along with the Stars & Stripes Rooftop Picnic in Old Town Manassas.  Three shifts are available:  11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 3  to 7p.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 magnificent 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.

It’s Summer, but hunger doesn’t care!

Several local food assistance programs have seen an increase in families needing help, which is already depleting their shelves.  But you and your family can help by holding a food drive to support your nearest food program!  It’s a fun summer project for everyone, and you’ll feel great knowing you are helping our vulnerable neighbors get through this season to feed their families!  Please visit the following to learn how you can help:  For SERVE, visit nvfs.org, for ACTS, visit actspwc.org, for House of Mercy, visit houseofmercyva.org, for Haymarket Regional Food Pantry, visit haymarketfoodpantry.org.

Summer Conversation Class Hosts Needed

BEACON for Adult Literacy urgently needs volunteers age 18+ to host their Summer Conversation Classes July 8 to 24.  Sessions will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11 a.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 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!  BEACON is also recruiting volunteers for their next ESOL session which begins in mid-August!  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. 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.

Brain Injury Services (BIS) needs volunteers to be PALS

Brain Injury Services needs volunteers to be PALS (Providing a Link for Survivors) for survivors of brain injury.  This is a one-to-one friendship program for brain injury survivors; the program connects BIS clients with volunteers who can help them socialize in the community and rebuild social skills through friendship.  Once a month outings for coffee, walks, chess, lunch, etc. can help a client get their life back on track following such a traumatic occurrence!  Please visit braininjurysvcs.org/volunteer/ for more information; email mthyen@braininjurysvcs.org to learn how you can help.

Dog Lovers!

You can volunteer to raise a puppy and be a part of something truly life changing!  The wonderful staff at Canine Companions needs Prince William area volunteers to be Puppy Raisers which supports this agency’s mission of providing service dogs to people with disabilities.  It’s a family-friendly opportunity, and you’ll feel great as you help train and prepare a puppy for a future career as a service dog for their clients to live with greater independence!  Please visit bit.ly/3yNvAuT for more information.  Upcoming virtual volunteer information sessions will be held June 25 and July 11 so you can learn more.  Please email agoodwin@canine.org for more information.

Educate America, Inc.

Educate America, Inc, a nonprofit startup, is seeking volunteers ages 18+ to assist with providing after-school tutoring and mentoring services within five (5) to ten (10) 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.

 Dale City ES Trails & Outdoor Classroom Repair Project

Keep Prince William Beautiful and Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition (PWTSC) is holding the next part of the Dale City ES Trails & Outdoor Classroom Repair Project July 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 14450 Brook Drive, Woodbridge.  No experience necessary – just bring your enthusiasm and willingness to help!  Be prepared to lift and haul heavy bags of gravel down the trail and a flight of stairs.  Please wear comfortable clothes and sturdy shoes.  You’ll feel great as you help make a difference in our community together!  Please visit bit.ly/3KVNK0t to sign up; email abrown@kpwb.org for more information.

Support those who serve our country!

Marine Corps Base Quantico is home to two USO Centers and they need volunteers age 18+ to help support their mission to serve the people who serve.  Volunteers are the bloodline of the USO operations and through the dedication of your valuable time to support their center operations, events, and programs, you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of our active-duty service members and military families, and the community aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico.  Please visit bit.ly/3zbrUDi for more information; email quanticomainncd@uso.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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