Call to Action: Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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Provided by Volunteer Prince William

Volunteer Prince William issues a call to action every week, listing area volunteer opportunities.

Events

The Sweet Julia Grace Foundation needs volunteers for their Field Day at the Farm Brewery on Saturday, May 18. Come help with check-in, assist with games or clean-up. Volunteers 10 and older are welcome with an adult or age 14+ without! Please visit their website for more info. Volunteers 21 years and over are also needed for the Beer Garden at the Tough Mudder Competition on June 1 and 2. Please email Sara for more info.

The Tough Mudder is coming to Silver Lake in Haymarket on June 1-2. This team oriented 8-10 mile obstacle course will have thousands of participants. Volunteers are needed in lots of locations and duties. You won’t want to miss this fun event. Please visit their website to learn more. You can also email [email protected]for more information. This event is hosted by the Prince William County Office of Tourism.

K9s Serving Vets needs volunteers for two upcoming events to assist with planning. The Annual Service Dog Salute 2 Veterans event with raffle and silent auction in August at the Bungalow Alehouse and a 1950s benefit event in October. The following committees need volunteers- sponsorships, venue/catering, auction, promotions, printing, ticket sales, volunteers and education. Please email [email protected] or [email protected] to learn more.

The American Heart Association needs volunteers at the next race on Saturday, June 8, sponsored by Lawyers have Heart at The Washington Harbour in Georgetown. Tasks include start /finish line assistance, registration, water stops and post-race party. Please visit their website to learn more.

Outdoor Work and Building Rehab

Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers to paint a metal roof in Manassas May 9-11. Please sign up on their volunteer calendar.

Serve Our Willing Warriors needs House Prep volunteers to prepare the Retreat homes for visiting veterans and their families. With two Retreat houses available, there’s plenty of work to do, and it’s a wonderful way to thank our veterans for their sacrifices. SOWW will also be holding a series of Beautification Days to spruce up the property for their guests. Please visit willingwarriors.org/ or email [email protected] to learn more. The volunteer orientations are scheduled for May 16, 7:00-8:00 p. m. and May 31, 10:00-11:30 a. m.

Leesylvania State Park needs volunteers for their monthly shoreline cleanups to pick up trash and drift wood. The next work day is May 18. Kids age 7+ with a parent are welcome! Please register by calling the visitor center at (703) 583-6904 so they have your name to waive the park entry fee.

Working with Children and Youth

CASA needs volunteers to be advocates for abused or neglected kids. Please come to their next information session on May 21 from 6:00-7:00 p. m. in Manassas. Please email [email protected] to register and learn more.

Youth for Tomorrow needs volunteers to work with the kids either as mentors for both boys and girls or share your hobby with the kids on weekends. Do you like dancing, cooking, singing, golf, crochet, arts and crafts – then consider sharing your fun with a kid. Please visit their website for the volunteer registration form.

Meal Delivery and Food Distribution

Area Agency on Aging needs volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels mid-day in both the Manassas and Woodbridge communities. Meals are delivered Monday – Friday. They also need volunteer activity assistants at the Adult Day Healthcare Center for fun activities such as chess, checkers, dominos, and bingo and play musical instruments. Please visit their website for more info.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is looking for volunteers age 55+ to deliver noon meals through the Meals on Wheels Program. Shifts are just two to three hours and available throughout the area. RSVP members receive a mileage reimbursement and additional insurance coverage at no cost to the volunteer. Please call Jan at (571) 292-5307 to learn more.

ACTS needs volunteers with pickup trucks to move food donations from area post offices to the ACTS Hunger Prevention Center in Dumfries on Saturday, May 11. This is in partnership with the Annual Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Please email [email protected]if you can help them out.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Novant UVA Health System needs volunteers in their surgical services at the Manassas and Haymarket hospitals. They also need volunteers at the Aubergine Thrift Store in Old Town Manassas. Come be part of the team benefiting the community. Please call (571) 284-1278 or visit their website to learn more.

If you are looking for other opportunities, please call Volunteer Prince William at (703) 369-5292 or visit our website. Thanks so much for all you do in our community.

 

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