Call to Action: Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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Provided by Volunteer Prince William

Food Pickup Drivers

Both ACTS and SERVE have an Urgent need for Food Pickup Drivers age 21+ to support their food assistance programs.  Volunteers drive to area grocery stores/restaurants to pick up food donations and deliver back to the appropriate warehouse.  Be prepared to lift boxes weighing 30 pounds or more.  Drivers for SERVE must commit to twice a month for at least six months.  Training is provided at both agencies.  This is a wonderful way to give back to the community, especially during Hunger Action Month!  For ACTS, please email; for SERVE please email for more information.

Preparedness Scaventer 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 p.m.!  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 by Sept. 17.  Please email 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 and click on the Respond button.  Please email for more information.

ACTS Hunger Prevention Center

You can help fight food insecurity!  ACTS Hunger Prevention Center needs volunteer 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  Questions?  Please email for details.

Out of the Darkness Manassas Walk

It’s almost here!  American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will be holding their Out of the Darkness Manassas Walk Sept. 19 at Harris Pavilion.  Registration starts at 10:30 a.m., the walk begins at 12:00 noon.  You can still register – please visit and click on the blue Register Now button to sign up.  Questions?  Please email to learn more.

Brain Injury Services 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 or call 703.451.8881 ext. 232 to learn how you can help.


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 to sign up.  Please email for more information.

House of Mercy

The staff at House of Mercy is looking for businesses, organizations or groups to be Hunger Action Heroes for 2021-2022. It’s so easy to do!

  1. Select a few Friday morning dates to bring food donations;
  2. Promote/Hold your food drive and
  3. Drop off collected food at House of Mercy on your assigned Friday morning date before 11:00 a.m.

You’ll feel great as your team works to collect food to feed food insecure families in our community!  For more information, please visit or email

Dumfries Community Cleanup

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, email to learn more.

Fix-It Fair

Keep Prince William Beautiful and Prince William County Solid Waste Division will host their second Fix-It Fair on Oct. 9, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the newly renovated Central Library Maker Space.  Fix-It events provide members of the community the opportunity to bring salvageable items such as jewelry, clothing, small furniture, appliances and bicycles for repair and subsequent reuse.  The event also giver fixers the opportunity to share their skills with the community and that helps encourage reuse and repair of serviceable items.  Register your item for a free Fix-It Fair repair at; click on Events. Please email for more information.

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  Questions?  Please email Amy at 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!  Email and to learn more.

RSVP’s VETS Program

Help support veterans!  RSVP’s VETS Program 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 or call 571.292.5307 for more information.

If you are looking for other opportunities, please call Volunteer Prince William at 703.369.5292 or visit  Thanks so much for all you do in our community.


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