Call to Action: Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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Preparedness Scavenger Hunt

Mark your calendars!  Volunteer Prince William and the City of Manassas Office of Emergency Management will be hosting their first ever Preparedness Scavenger Hunt at the 38th Annual Fall Jubilee on Saturday, Oct. 2, 9:45 a.m. to 12:00 noon!  Teams of up to five people are needed to participate and compete in this fun event.  You’ll feel great as you enjoy the outdoors and gather important information on emergency preparedness!  Further event details will be shared with participating teams after the registration period ends.  Please register online at manassasva.gov/hunt by Sept. 17.  Please email ccalderon@volunteerprincewilliam.org to learn more.

Volunteer Prince William also needs 25 volunteers age 18+ to support the Preparedness Scavenger Hunt on Oct. 2.  Duties include check in teams, hand out team bags, answer questions and help man the stations used during the event.  To sign up, please visit bit.ly/3kvQVy8 and click on the Respond button.  Please email ccalderon@volunteerprincewilliam.org for more information.

Fight Food Insecurity

You can help fight food insecurity!  ACTS Hunger Prevention Center needs volunteer Donation Pick-Up Drivers (pick up donations from grocery stores/restaurants), Client Intake (register/book food assistance clients) and help in their warehouse and food pantry (accept donations, sort/shelve food, pack food bags, etc.).  Please submit an online volunteer application at actspwc.org.  Questions?  Please email gflores@actspwc.org for details.

Brain Injury Services

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.

Invasive Plant Removal

Bull Run Mountains Conservancy needs volunteers to help remove invasive plants on Sept. 4, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at Leopold’s Preserve16290 Thoroughfare Rd., Broad Run.  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!  Event will be held rain or shine.  Please register online at bit.ly/3g7v0Mx; email dave@brmconservancy.org for more information.

Tutors

Schools are open and Give Youth needs Tutors age 13-18 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.

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia is looking for volunteer Coaches age 16+ to inspire elementary and middle school aged girls in Prince William County to be confident, strong, and healthy!  If you have an hour or so twice a week, you can coach during their season which runs Sept. 13 through Nov. 21.  No coaching or running experience needed; they’ll provide everything needed to lead girls through the season (training, supplies, support).  Successful coaches only need to serve as role models for girls by showing up prepared and on time, by listening attentively, and by demonstrating a positive attitude.  Please email clambacher@gotrnova.org to learn more.

Recruiting Board of Directors

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.

Keep Prince William Beautiful

Save the date!  Please join Keep Prince William Beautiful and the Town of Dumfries at their Community Cleanup Sept. 25, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Volunteers will meet at 17755 Main St., Dumfries and spread out from there to remove litter from public spaces.  Volunteers age 5-15 welcome but must volunteer with an adult.  Fresh air, working with friends and helping keep our community clean – you can’t beat that combination!  Please register online at forms.gle/u3c1iS1JFcm8LXry6, email smorrow@kpwb.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

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!  To learn more, please email volunteermanager@pinkspacetheory.org and assistantvm@pinkspacetheory.org.

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.

If you are looking for other opportunities, please 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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