Call to Action: Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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Provided by Volunteer Prince William

Volunteer Prince William maintains a list of volunteer opportunities in the area. Here are a few from this week’s list:

Boxes of Basics

Boxes of Basics is moving into a new, larger office space and they need volunteers with muscles to help pack up at their old location on West Street, move and unpack at their new office on Mike Garcia Drive in Manassas beginning Aug. 21.  Volunteers should be aware that moving can be physically demanding. But you’ll feel great knowing you’re helping this organization have a successful move so they can continue to provide quality clothing for vulnerable children!  Please sign up at  Please pay particular attention to the location of your shift; they’ll be at both addresses for the next few weeks.

VETS Program Needs Volunteer Drivers

Are you looking to fill your day when the kids return to school?  Volunteer Prince William’s VETS program needs Volunteer Drivers age 21+ to provide transportation for veterans and their spouse/widow to medical appointments, supermarkets, retail and houses of worship.  Schedules are flexible and most rides are done between 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  You’ll feel great as you provide transportation and friendship to veterans and spouses who otherwise struggle to have their daily and medical needs met!  Please email to learn how you can get involved.  This opportunity is made possible by a grant from Potomac Health Foundation.

American Cancer Society Needs Volunteer Drivers

American Cancer Society provides free rides to treatment for people with cancer and they are looking for Volunteer Drivers in Prince William County and surrounding areas.  What’s often standing between people with cancer and lifesaving treatment is a ride to get there.  The American Cancer Society’s Road To Recovery program fills this gap.  Learn more about how you can become a Volunteer Driver at or email

Carried to Full Term

Carried to Full Term, which provides housing to pregnant women who are experiencing homelessness, has several volunteer opportunities available!  Help teach classes to residents, provide GED tutoring, be a mentor to a resident or provide transportation to residents needing rides to appointments.  You’ll feel awesome knowing you are helping to empower these women to become self-sufficient and confident as they prepare for the arrival of their new child!  Please email Laura at or call 571.261.2838 to learn how you can get involved.

Manassas Great Strides Walk

Mark your calendars!  Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be hosting the Manassas Great Strides Walk Sept. 9 at Harris Pavilion, and volunteers are needed 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Duties include setup, registration, handing out t-shirts, clean-up, and much more.  Volunteers 18+ welcome, volunteers under 18 can help but must volunteer with a parent/guardian.  You’ll feel great as you support this event which brings awareness of cystic fibrosis, a devastating disease which has robbed people of tomorrows, progressively limiting their ability to breathe and tragically shortening life.  Please visit for more information, email to learn more.

Foster Parents

Are you ready to make a difference in a child’s life?  For Children’s Sake needs caring and compassionate individuals willing to open their hearts and homes to children in need.  Becoming a Foster Parent is a rewarding journey that offers love, support, and stability to vulnerable children.  Be the hero a child needs – become a foster parent now!  Please email Kelley at or Stephanie at to learn how you can get involved.

Girls on the Run

Schools are opening, and Girls on The Run is getting ready!  Girls on the Run is more than a running program; it’s also a positive youth development program that teaches key life skills like confidence and teamwork through various activities.  They’re looking for volunteer Coaches and local sites to host teams in Prince William County.  For Coaches, no running experience is needed; just a desire to support and encourage the next generation.  Coaches receive all the tools and support they need and find that they get as much out of coaching as they give.  Learn more and apply at  Interested in hosting a site this fall?  Please visit to learn how you can get started.  You’ll feel awesome as you help young girls gain confidence in themselves and their abilities!  Please email to learn more.

SNAP Volunteers

If you’re passionate about fighting hunger, you can help SNAP recipients gain access to healthy food! Historic Manassas, Inc. needs SNAP Volunteers age 18+ who can help with the SNAP program during the Thursday and Saturday morning Manassas Farmer’s Markets, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Duties include helping people sign in, handing out tokens to spend at the market, counting tokens and explaining how the tokens work to recipients.  Training is provided.  You’ll feel wonderful knowing you’re helping food insecure families be able to access healthy food!  Please email for more information.

Holy Family Fun Festival

Holy Family Catholic Church is holding their Holy Family Fun Festival Sept. 8 and 9 at 14160 Ferndale Road, Dale City.  They need LOTS and LOTS of volunteers to make this a fun, family-friendly event!  Duties include help set up, operate various cultural booths, sell food, raffle tickets and much, much more!  It looks like a wonderful way to celebrate the end of summer!  Please visit their Sign Up Genius page at to sign up.  Please note, there are over 25 tabs listing the many ways volunteers can help.

Week of Wellness Needs Tai Chi Teacher

Are you passionate about giving back and promoting wellness?  Lake Ridge Fellowship House, 12800 Harbor Drive, Woodbridge, is holding a Week of Wellness Sept. 11 to 15 and they need a volunteer Tai Chi Teacher to teach a low-impact exercise class to senior residents.  The volunteer must be available at least one day Sept. 11 to 15.  You’ll get in a workout while promoting healthy and safe exercise for older residents!  Please contact Kristen at 540.454.6383 or email to learn more.

Early Head Start Classrooms at SERVE

Northern Virginia Family Service SERVE campus is looking for child-loving volunteers age 18+ to support their Early Head Start classrooms. Volunteers will help teachers set up play and learning activities, read to students, decorate the classroom, assist children with breakfast and lunch, and lend a hand with other tasks. Volunteers are needed Monday to Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. If you love working with children, this is the perfect opportunity for you!  For more information, please email

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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