Call to Action: Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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Provided by Volunteer Prince William

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

NVFS Healthy Families Annual Picnic

Help kids have some Fall Fun!  NVFS’ Healthy Families Annual Picnic is being held Sept. 6, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Signal Hill Park, 9300 Signal View Drive, Manassas Park.  Fun-loving volunteers age 13+ are needed to assist with set up/break down, engage kids and their guardians at fun activity stations such as Chalk Area, Obstacle Course, Infant Tummy Time Tent, etc.  Volunteers 16+ welcome, volunteers 13 to 15 must volunteer with a parent.  Please be prepared to work the full shift; volunteers should be vaccinated.  You’ll have loads of fun and bring tons of smiles to the faces of children and parents as they enjoy an afternoon of good food and fun activities!  Please email ncannon@nvfs.org to learn more.

VETS Program Needs Volunteer Drivers

They Served Us – Now You Can Help Them!  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. and 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!  Email jhawkins@volunteerprincewilliam.org 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 cancer.org/drive or email jen.burdette@cancer.org.

Do You Enjoy Party Planning?

Birthright of Woodbridge would like to meet you!  They’re looking for a volunteer Baby Shower Coordinator to help them plan their monthly baby showers, normally held on the fourth Sunday of each month for their expectant clients.  It sounds like loads of fun as you help plan and run the party, plus you’ll feel a warm glow knowing you’re providing a happy, enjoyable experience for new mothers!  Please visit bit.ly/3PdPXHE for details.  Please email woodbridge@birthright.org or call 703.583.1178 to learn more.

Boxes of Basics is Moving

Boxes of Basics is moving into a new, larger office space and they still need volunteers with muscles to help with setting up their new office, 9239 Mike Garcia Drive in Manassas, through Sept. 1.  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 bit.ly/3qxNXjV.

ESOL Mentors and Instructors

Imagine being uprooted from your home country and landing in another country where you don’t speak the language or know the culture.  That’s what many recent immigrants who have arrived here are facing.  The hard-working staff at Catholic Charities have volunteer opportunities for Mentors for school-age children and Instructors to teach ESOL for the upcoming Winter session in Manassas on Tuesday evenings, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.  You’ll feel great as you help immigrants get settled in the U.S, and gain confidence in their new home!  Please email LeaAnn.Gross@ccda.net to learn how you can help.

SNAP Volunteers for Manassas Farmers Markets

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 kim@historicmanassasinc.org for more information.

Historic Manassas Front Desk Volunteer

Historic Manassas, Inc. is also looking for a “people person” Front Desk Volunteer age 21+ who can help at their Visitor Center on Monday afternoons, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.  You’ll have loads of fun interacting with visitors as you answer questions about Old Town Manassas and all the fun activities that take place!  Please email kim@historicmanassasinc.org 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 in 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 bit.ly/3sigXN5 to sign up.  Please note, there are over 25 tabs listing the many ways volunteers can help.

Tai Chi Teacher Needed

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 during the week of 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 kfitzgerald@fellowshipsquare.org to learn more.

Greeters at the Manassas Museum

The Manassas Museum (9101 Prince William Street, Manassas) is open again and they are looking for friendly, smiling volunteers to act as Greeters. Duties include greeting visitors, providing directions, pointing out special exhibits/resources and answering basic questions regarding the City.  If you’re a people person and enjoy sharing the history of Manassas City, this would be a fun opportunity for you! Please email rgoldberg@manassasva.gov or call 703.257.8265 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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