Call to Action: Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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Volunteer Drivers Needed

You can thank our veterans by providing rides! Volunteer Prince William needs Volunteer Drivers age 21+ who can provide transportation for veterans and their spouse/widow to medical appointments, supermarkets, retail and houses of worship. Volunteers must pass criminal background and driving record background checks, have a valid Virginia driver’s license and have a vehicle liability insurance policy. You’ll feel great as you provide transportation to veterans who otherwise struggle to have their daily and medical needs met, plus make new friends! Please email jhawkins@volunteerprincewilliam.org to learn how you can get involved.  This opportunity is made possible by a grant from Potomac Health Foundation.

ACTS Needs Data Entry Volunteers

Do you love office work?  ACTS is looking for Data Entry Volunteers age 18+ for their Hunger Prevention Center, Domestic Violence and Utility Assistance departments.  The opportunity is in their offices on weekdays only.  Volunteers must pass a background check and must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (booster not required).  Volunteers should be computer literate and with quick and accurate typing skills.  Please visit actspwc.org/volunteer#How to fill out an online volunteer application.  Please email gflores@actspwc.org for more information.

BEACON Needs Teachers and Tutors

The staff at BEACON needs a Pre-Literacy Teacher for a low-level English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) during their upcoming fall session.  Students in this class have never been to school before and are starting at the lowest English level, which means they have limited to no communication skills.  Teaching experience is preferred; class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Training provided; mandatory training will be held Aug. 13.  Volunteers must submit a volunteer application by Aug. 1 and must pass a background check.  Please email Jmorazuniga@osbva.org to learn more.

BEACON is also in need of Volunteer Tutors age 18+ to teach English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) during their upcoming Fall Session.  No experience necessary, training is provided.  Flexible schedule!  Mandatory training will be held Aug. 13.  Volunteers must submit a volunteer application by Aug. 1 and must pass a background check.  Please email Jmorazuniga@osbva.org for more information.

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities is seeking volunteers age 18+ to help tutor students on an ongoing basis.  Their VA Refugee Student Achievement Project (VRSAP) program supports children for up to five years after arrival and assists refugee students in target areas so that they will be successful in school.  Tutors assist children with tutoring, school supplies, computers, referrals for counseling, academic services, testing, and other needs. Volunteers must pass a background check and go through required training.  Please visit bit.ly/3uBxVnP to sign up, email volunteer.newcomer@ccda.net to learn more.

Catholic Charities is also in need of ESOL Teachers and Computer Literacy Teachers to teach virtually or in-person in Manassas.  Teachers are only asked to teach one class period per week but may teach more if desired.  Teaching in pairs is allowed for those wishing to teach with a friend or spouse.  No experience or foreign language ability necessary, all materials and training provided! Please email ewd@ccda.net or call 571-208-1572 for more information.

CASA

You can make a difference in the life of a child! Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is seeking volunteers age 21+ who care about children growing up in a safe, permanent and loving home. The staff is holding a Virtual Information Session on Wednesday, July 27 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Learn how you can help protect abused and neglected children in your community by becoming a volunteer advocate. Please email jpolen@casacis.org or call (703) 330-8145 to receive the link to the meeting.

Foster Parents Needed

For Children’s Sake (FCS) needs Foster Parents to open their home and help youth in the community.  FCS trains and supports all families ongoing before, during and after foster youth are in your home.  Their biggest need at this time are homes for youth ages 10-17.  Please contact Kelley at kwillis@fcsva.org or Stephanie at sedwards@fcsva.org.  FCS is also looking for individuals and/or groups to coordinate the collection of school supplies for foster youth.  Please contact Stephanie at sedwards@fcsva.org to learn more.

Outdoor Opportunities at Leopold’s Preserve

If you love the outdoors, here’s a terrific opportunity for you!  Leopold’s Preserve, 16290 Thoroughfare Road, Broad Run needs volunteers to help remove invasive plants from their upland depression swamp Aug. 6, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  No experience necessary, you’ll get on-the-job training and enjoy the beautiful park!  Volunteers will meet at their parking lot at 16290 Thoroughfare Road, and then walk together to the project site.  Long sleeves, long pants, sturdy close-toed shoes and gardening gloves are a must.  Sunscreen and bug spray are needed and bring plenty of water.  Please visit bit.ly/3RjL4eS to sign up. Please contact Marie at mariepinto@whfarmfoundation.org for more information.

Prince William Food Rescue

How I Spent My Summer Vacation: “I Was a Food Rescue Hero!”  Prince William Food Rescue needs Food Rescue Heroes to pick up and deliver food – it’s easy!  Simply visit your smartphone app store to download the Northern Virginia Food Rescue app, set up your profile and you’re ready to save food from the dumpsters!  Have the kids ride along and put those youthful muscles to work carrying boxes of food that might otherwise get trashed to food assistance programs that will feed food insecure families!  What a cool way to spend summer!  Please email tyoho@nova-fr.org to learn more.

Saved Hands Foundation

Saved Hands Foundation needs 10 to 12 volunteers age 18+ to support their Community Health Fair Aug. 13, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at VFW Post 1503, 14631 Minnieville Road, Dale City.  Duties include handing out school supplies/backpacks, operating registration tables and crowd control.  You’ll stay busy and feel great as you support the community and help kids get a good start to the new school year!  Please email savedhandsinc.2008@yahoo.com (put “Health Fair” in the subject line) to learn how you can help.

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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