Call to Action: Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s

 It’s almost here-the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be next Saturday, Oct. 16 at Harris Pavilion! Volunteers age 16+ are needed to help cheer walkers across the finish line and help clean up. Volunteers age 10-15 are welcome but must volunteer with a parent.  Click here to sign up.  Walkers can still register – click here to sign up.  Please email bedonnelly@alz.org for more information on this family-friendly event.

Thanksgiving Food Drives

Do you hear a faint “Gobble, Gobble?”  It can only mean one thing – Thanksgiving Food Drives!  ACTSSERVE and House of Mercy are all getting ready for their Thanksgiving programs to provide low-income families with a holiday meal!  Please visit the following sites for more information:  ACTS,   SERVE, House of Mercy.

IWalk for ACTS

Dar Al Noor Islamic Community Center is supporting IWalk for ACTS on Oct. 16, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., and they could use some volunteer helpers!  Six volunteers age 18+ are needed to help with sign-in, water stations and guide walkers along the route.  It promises to be a fun morning while supporting ACTS and the community!  Please email social-welfare@daralnoor.org to learn more.

DEA National Drug Take Back

Please join the DEA National Drug Take Back Oct. 23, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., to safely dispose of your unused and expired meds. Drop off locations are Haymarket Medical Center, Prince William Medical Center and Sentara Lake Ridge.  Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to potential accidental poisoning, misuse, and overdose.  Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.  Please visit takebackday.dea.gov to learn more.

Greater Manassas Christmas Parade

The 75th Greater Manassas Christmas Parade is back, and volunteers are needed to support Santa Lights Manassas on Dec. 3 and the parade on Dec. 4!  It all happens in Old Town Manassas – what a fun way to kick off the holidays!  Please visit gmchristmasparade.org/volunteers/ for more information.  Email gmchristmasparade@gmail.com to sign up and learn more about this fun holiday event.

October Community Cleanup

Mark your calendar! Keep Prince William Beautiful is holding their October Community Cleanup Oct. 16, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in partnership with Rollingwood Village Recreation Association in Woodbridge-Occoquan.  Volunteers age 5 and up welcome; volunteers age 5 to 15 must volunteer with a parent.  Please meet at Rollingwood Village Park, 3399 Rollingwood Drive, Woodbridge.  Enjoy the beautiful Fall weather while beautifying this part of our local community!  Click here to register.  Questions?  Please email smorrow@kpwb.org 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 vamrc.org.  Questions?  Please email Amy at princewilliam@vamrc.org for more information.

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 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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