Call to Action: Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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Provided by Volunteer Prince William

The Community Feeding Task Force has a need for volunteers ages 18-55 to help in their food warehouse. The warehouse is located at 8418 Kao Circle, Manassas. Shifts are Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and Friday, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Volunteers should be prepared to lift up to 40 pounds. To register, please create an account at volunteerprincewilliam.org, then go into the opportunity to Respond to the opportunity. Please email bnahas@volunteerprincewilliam.org to learn more.

Spanish Speaking Volunteers Needed

The Community Feeding Task Force Food Hotline has an urgent need for Spanish speaking volunteers who can assist staff with answering calls to the Hotline. Duties include answering calls from those in need of food, redirecting callers to a food pantry closest to where they live and arranging home deliveries for shut-ins. Training is provided; volunteers will work from home and must have their own computer and Internet access. To register, please create an account at volunteerprincewilliam.org, then go into the opportunity to Respond to the opportunity. Please email bnahas@volunteerprincewilliam.org to learn more.

Medical Reserve Corps

Medical Reserve Corps: support your local health department and your community during a public health emergency! Volunteers 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 application at vamrc.org. Questions? Please email princewilliam@vamrc.org 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. Note: All volunteers must complete and submit the online volunteer application at actspwc.org/ prior to volunteering. Please contact Shirley at scouteau@actspwc.org or call 703.441.8606 ext. 212 for more information on how you can get involved.

Alzheimer’s Volunteers

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 and 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.

Blood Drive

American Red Cross is in dire need of blood. Manassas Church of the Brethren, 10047 Nokesville Road, Manassas, will be hosting a blood drive on Friday, Aug. 28, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Red Cross follows all CDC, FDA, and FEMA guidelines and the Blood Drives have been labeled an Essential Activity. Please visit rcblood.org/2WHHr70 to sign up for a time slot. Questions? Call the church office 703.368.4783 and leave a message; calls are screened and returned.

School Supplies Donation

House of Mercy is preparing kids to go back to school, and they’re looking for donations of school supplies, as well as new shoes for both kids and adults. Donated items can be dropped off at their offices, 8170 Flannery Court, Manassas, before Aug. 10. Please call 703.659.1636 or visit houseofmercyva.org to learn more.

Prince William Food Rescue

Prince William Food Rescue (PWFR) can still use volunteer Food Rescue Heroes; 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. More info on PWFR may be found at 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 in Woodbridge. Food items such as canned soups/other dry or canned foods are requestedServe. 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 at angela.soriano@uss.salvationarmy.org or call 202.345.2238 to learn more.

SERVE

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 at sarah.ford@willingwarriors.org  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.

USO Quantico West

USO Quantico West is recruiting volunteers to help with special events, work the front desk, or simply provide a friendly, listening ear to a service member in need. It’s a wonderful way to help and thank a service member for all they do for our freedom! Please contact Yanci at ybeers@usometro.org for more information on how you can get involved.

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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