Call to Action: Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr +

Provided by Volunteer Prince William

Wills for Veterans Program

Prince William Area Agency on Aging, in Partnership with the Prince William Bar Association, is sponsoring a “Wills for Veterans” Program, to provide veterans who do not have a Last Will & Testament, Power of Attorney and/or Medical Directive with these documents, all free of charge.  Three sessions will be held Sept. 30, Oct. 14 and 28, all at the Manassas Senior Center, 9320 Mosby Street, Manassas.  Volunteer attorneys, notaries and volunteers with administrative experience are needed on all three dates to support these sessions.  You’ll feel great knowing you are supporting our veterans with critically needed documents!  Eemail Jonathan at JFrancis@lsnv.org to sign up and ask any questions.  Note:  If you are a veteran who would like to sign up for this program, email bdiehl@pwcgov.org or TSolomon@pwcgov.org.  Space is limited to the first 100 veterans and their spouses who live in Manassas, Manassas Park and Prince William County.

Volunteer Drivers

“I just love going to the doctor because of your wonderful volunteer drivers!”  This quote comes from an actual VETS client, and you can be part of this program!  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!  Please email jhawkins@volunteerprincewilliam.org to learn how you can get involved.  This opportunity is made possible by a grant from Potomac Health Foundation.

You can help fight hunger!

ACTS is in Urgent need of volunteers in their Hunger Prevention Center on weekdays to help accept, weigh and record food donations, complete receipts, sort/shelve donations, pre-fill grocery bags, and assist NOVA Food Rescue Heroes with deliveries.  You’ll be busy and feel good as you help provide food for hungry families and senior citizens!  Please email scouteau@actspwc.org for more information.

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 4th 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.

You can make a difference in the life of a child!

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) needs volunteers age 21+ who care about children growing up in a safe, permanent and loving home. The staff will hold their next Virtual Information Session on Sept. 20, 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.

Catholic Charities Needs 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 US and gain confidence in their new home!  Please email LeaAnn.Gross@ccda.net to learn how you can help.

Manassas Museum Needs Greeters

The Manassas Museum located at 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.

Adapted Recreation Programs Needs Volunteers

If you enjoy helping special needs adults/children, we’ve got a fantastic opportunity for you!  PWC Parks and Recreation offers Adapted Recreation Programs for Children and Adults with disabilities, and they need volunteers to support their Aqua Zumba classes.  Classes are held Fridays at Chinn Aquatics & Fitness Center, 13025 Chinn Park Drive, Woodbridge, Sept. 15 to Dec. 15.  Volunteers will get in the water with participants and help keep them on track and focused on the activity; classes are run in three to four feet of water.  This volunteer opportunity requires a background check.  Please visit bit.ly/45vowOV to view details and sign up.  Please email vlaughman@pwcgov.org or call 703.792.8066 to learn more.

Is your office looking for a project?

SERVE’s Family Shelter needs volunteer groups of five to seven people who can prepare home-cooked meals for its residents in November, to include the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  It’s not too early to plan, and this is a terrific team-building opportunity for families or small groups!  Volunteers provide, prepare and deliver nutritious meals for about 60 guests on weekends and holidays.  Groups can either serve in-person or prepare and drop off the meal.  Please visit nvfs.org/get-involved/volunteer/ to view available meals, email jrmartinez@nvfs.org or call 571.748.2674 for more information.

You can help fight food insecurity!

The staff at St. Thomas UMC Food Pantry in Manassas needs weekday Food Pantry Volunteers to help sort food donations during the week and assist with keeping the pantry organized and clean.  Volunteers are typically needed 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, and staff is present to train new volunteers.  Duties include sorting a variety of food and putting them in designated spots in preparation for distribution, ensuring storage areas are neat/orderly, and cleaning (wiping down counters when done, taking out the trash, sweeping, etc.).  You’ll feel good in the knowledge that you’re helping to support a food assistance program which feeds up to 250 families each week!  Please email rebecca.runkles@stthomasumc.org to learn more.

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.

Share.

Comments are closed.