Call to Action: Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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Volunteer Prince William at the County Fair

Volunteer Prince William will be at the Prince William County Fair Aug. 12 to 20 and needs volunteer Community Ambassadors to help at our resource table. Volunteers age 18 and up needed; volunteers age 12 through 17 welcome but must volunteer with a parent. Duties include hand out literature, answer questions, assist with raffle prizes. You’ll feel great as you share resources and talk to the public! Credit for service hours available. No experience necessary! Volunteers will receive a pass to access the fairgrounds during their volunteer shift. Volunteers will also receive a free t-shirt (while supplies last). To sign up, please visit bit.ly/2022FAIR. Please email jhawkins@volunteerprincewilliam.org to learn more.

Volunteer Drivers Needed

They Served Us – Now You Can Serve Them! 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.

Agape Love in Action (ALIA)

Agape Love in Action (ALIA) is looking for hard-working volunteers age 18+ to help in their food bank located at 9501 Discovery Boulevard, Unit 165, Manassas.  Volunteers will move/retrieve cases of canned goods to form organized groupings for recipient clients.  Be prepared to lift boxes which may weigh up to 30 pounds.  Volunteers are generally needed the last Friday before the last full week of the month.  Food distributions to the groups happens the last week of the month.  You’ll feel great as you fight hunger by helping local families facing food insecurity!  Please email hardyr47@yahoo.com to learn more.

Brain Injury Services

Brain Injury Services is looking for a friendly volunteer who can spend time with an adult survivor of brain injury while enjoying gardening together at least twice a month.  The client lives in Lorton, training is provided.  Please email mthyen@braininjurysvcs.org or call 703.451.8881, ext. 232 to learn more.

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities needs 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.

Foster Parents

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 to 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.

Independence Empowerment Center

Remote Volunteer Opportunity!  Independence Empowerment Center (IEC) needs five volunteers age 18+ to make phone calls to organizations in Fauquier County which serve persons with disabilities.  The purpose of the calls is to obtain the name and email address of a point of contact.  IEC wants to connect with organizations in Fauquier to assist with an outreach campaign promoting COVID vaccinations among persons with disabilities.  IEC will work with local health districts to provide barrier-free clinics in late fall.  Volunteers will be assigned ten organizations to contact; a script is provided.  Please email bfulford@ieccil.org or call 571.538.0725 for more information.

Pink Space Theory

Pink Space Theory has several virtual volunteer opportunities for community-minded folks:  Community Leadership Advisory Board (one to six members), Newsletter Coordinator (one volunteer) and Contributor (one volunteer), PWC Gives Fundraisers (five-plus volunteers), and Development Engagement Coordinators (two-plus volunteers).  Please email Michelle at volunteermanager@pinkspacetheory.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.

SERVE

Garden lovers!  SERVE in Manassas needs volunteers to assist with upkeep of a meditation garden created for staff, clients and volunteers.  Volunteers will water, weed, and remove trash as well as give tables and benches a quick wipe down.  Volunteers must be at least 16 years to volunteer independently; volunteers under 16 can volunteer with a parent. You’ll feel great as you spend an hour sprucing up a space that will provide for reflection and relaxation!  Please email ncannon@nvfs.org for more information.

Spanish Speakers

Spanish speakers! Volunteer Prince William (VPW) urgently needs virtual Bilingual Volunteer Translators age 18+ to translate for Alternative Community Service (ACS) clients who speak little or no English.  The volunteer will participate in a conference call between VPW staff and the client to translate questions and responses during the initial intake interview.  You’ll be scheduled once a week ahead of time for specific shifts and must be available by phone during these times.  Must be proficient in English and Spanish and able to speak clearly.  Accurate translation is a must!  You’ll feel great as you help those who struggle with English get enrolled in this important program!  Please email stibbs@volunteerprincewilliam.org to learn more.

Wesley Housing

Wesley Housing has an affordable housing community in Manassas undergoing renovations and needs a Volunteer Photographer age 21+ to capture “before” and “after” photos of interior units and community spaces. It’s a wonderful way to gain experience and grow one’s portfolio!  Please fill out an online form at forms.office.com/r/uAfJHkRLuZ by Aug. 16.

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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