Call to Action: Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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House of Mercy 15th Anniversary Food Truck Festival

House of Mercy needs volunteers to support their 15th Anniversary Food Truck Festival Aug 28., 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The event will bring together some of the best food for purchase Northern Virginia has to offer along with entertainment, prize raffles, and tours of the behind-the-scenes workings of the food pantry.  Your help make this a successful event!  Please visit bit.ly/2VUzM90 to view the slots available and sign up.  Questions?  Please email akellogg@houseofmercyva.org to learn more.

Prince William Living‘s Giving Back Award

Do you know a local nonprofit deserving special recognition, especially after this past year?  The staff at Prince William Living  has announced their annual “Giving Back Award,” which recognizes outstanding not-for-profit organizations in Manassas, Manassas Park and Prince William County.  Nominations are now open!  Visit princewilliamliving.com/givingbackaward/ to nominate your favorite organization – deadline for nominations is 12:00 midnight, Aug. 31, 2021.  Nominees must be a 501(c)(3) organization, work in Prince William or Greater Manassas and be located in Prince William or Greater Manassas.

Brain Injury Services Seeks Volunteers

Brain Injury Services is searching for volunteers interested in being matched in one-on-one friendships with adult survivors of brain injuries who are receiving services.  Brief training and once a month minimum outings with your client required.  Please contact Michelle at mthyen@braininjurysvcs.org or call 703.451.8881 ext. 232 to learn how you can help.

Give Youth Needs Tutors

Schools are open and Give Youth needs Tutors age 13 to 18 to volunteer at centers across their Northern Virginia locations.  Tutors would tutor K-7th grade students for two hours at the center of their choice.  Centers are at public libraries and some community centers, so please choose the one nearest to you.  Please use the tutor registration form at giveyouth.org to sign up.  Please email directors@giveyouth.org for more information.

Bands, Brews & Barbecue Festival

Historic Manassas needs fun-loving volunteers age 21+ to support the 10th Annual Bands, Brews & Barbecue Festival scheduled for Sept. 4 in Old Town Manassas. They needs lots of hands to help set up, give directions, check IDs, pour beer and much more.  You can make this a successful event and enjoy live music as well!  Please visit HMI EVENTS: Volunteer Sign up Form (jotform.com) to sign up; email Beverly@historicmanassasinc.org to learn more.

Independence Empowerment Center Needs Board Members

Independence Empowerment Center (IEC) is recruiting individuals to join their Board of Directors for a three-year term.  One-half of the Board must include those with disabilities.  Board members should have a sincere interest in the ability of individuals with disabilities to lead an independent lifestyle, a strong belief in the role of IEC in the community and a willingness to advocate on behalf of a specific service population.  Please call Dr. Lopez at 703-257-5400 ext. 117 for more information.

Invasive Plant Removal at Leopold’s Preserve

Leopold’s Preserve, 16290 Thoroughfare Rd., Broad Run, needs volunteers to help remove invasive plants on Sept. 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Volunteers will meet in the parking lot on the east side of Thoroughfare Road.  Please wear long pants and sleeves, bring gardening gloves, water and bug spray.  The whole family can participate, and you’ll enjoy being out in fresh air while helping to spruce up this beautiful park!  Please email laurahassell@whfarmfoundation.org to learn more.

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 Amy at princewilliam@vamrc.org for more information.

Pink Space Theory Looking for Ambassadors

Retirees and college students!  Pink Space Theory is looking for “Ambassadors” to help in a variety of areas to include dropping off supplies to the schools, taking pictures at virtual events for social media, helping out at special events, fundraising, and much more.  You’ll feel great as you inspire youth to get excited about science, technology, engineering and math!  Email volunteermanager@pinkspacetheory.org  or assistantvm@pinkspacetheory.org. to learn more.

Upper Occoquan River Cleanup

·Here’s a great September 11 project!  Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District is partnering with Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition to conduct the 12th Annual Clean-Up of the Upper Occoquan River, from nine different sites along 25+ miles of the river on Saturday, Sept. 11, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m..  Lots of volunteers are needed to help with cleanup both on land and on water (experienced boaters, please).  Groups are welcome and encouraged to join in!  You’ll feel great as you help to clean up the water supply for most of eastern Prince William and Fairfax Counties!  Visit pwtsc.org/2021/06/12th-annual-occoquan-river-cleanup-september-11-2021/ for more information and to sign up.  Please email Ed at efdandar@verizon.net or Veronica at waterquality@pwswcd.org to learn more.

RSVP’s VETS Program

Help support veterans!  RSVP’s VETS Program which provides transportation for veterans and their spouses to medical appointments is back, and volunteer drivers age “55 or better” are needed!  Volunteers must be at least 55 years old and successfully complete both a criminal and driving record check.  It’s a wonderful way to give back and say “thank you” to our veterans for all they’ve done!  Please email jhawkins@volunteerprincewilliam.org or call 571.292.5307 for more information.

Wildlife Rescue League

If you love working with wildlife, Wildlife Rescue League has a great opportunity for you!  They need volunteers age 21+ to transport sick and injured animals from wildlife veterinarians to licensed rehabilitators in the Northern Virginia area.  Transporters sign up for two shifts each month, approximately three hours each, when they are available.  Animals being transported are already contained for transport, typically in a small box.  The transporter is not expected to perform wildlife rescues. You’ll feel great as you help rescue vulnerable wildlife!  Please visit portal.wildliferescueleague.org/volunteer_questionnaire/ to fill out a volunteer form.

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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