Call to Action: Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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Provided by Volunteer Prince William

The Hilda Barg Homeless Prevention Center in Woodbridge needs volunteers age 21+ to assist their residents in finding jobs, including jobs which allow for remote work.  Meetings would be held with shelter residents at Hilda Barg any day and time that will fit the volunteer’s schedule.  Volunteers must successfully complete a background check; computer and job searching experience is a must.  You’ll feel great as you help a resident get back on their feet by helping them find steady employment and become independent again!  Please email PCastillo-Woyak@pwcgov.org to learn more.

BEACON for English Language & Literacy

BEACON for English Language & Literacy is recruiting Volunteer Teachers for their spring classes, March 18 to June 6.  Volunteers are provided with a formal textbook curriculum that incorporates listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.  Volunteers use the textbook to develop a lesson plan that provides additional opportunities for practice that emphasizes conversation practice and student engagement.  You’ll feel great as you help adults gain the confidence and learn the language skills needed to get a job, communicate with their children’s teachers, talk with their doctor, or pursue higher education! Apply today – please visit bit.ly/3vyTJ73 or email smazzaro@osbva.org for more information.

Back by popular demand, BEACON is also bringing back their Scrabble Scramble Fundraiser Feb. 24, 5 to 8 p.m. at Manassas Baptist Church (8730 Sudley Road, Manassas)!  Tickets for a team of four are $120.00, and include two rounds of competitive Scrabble, food, and drinks.  Raffle prizes and 50/50 add to a fun evening for a fantastic cause!  Please visit bit.ly/3SbALec to purchase tickets; email rbarrett@osbva.org to learn more.

Brain Injury Services

rain Injury Services (BIS) urgently needs volunteers to be PALS (Providing a Link for Survivors) for survivors of brain injury.  This is a one-to-one friendship program for brain injury survivors; the program connects BIS clients with volunteers who can help them socialize in the community and rebuild social skills through friendship.  Helping a client get their life back on track following such a traumatic occurrence will make your day!  Please visit braininjurysvcs.org/volunteer/ for more information; email mthyen@braininjurysvcs.org to learn how you can help.

Capital Caring Health

Capital Caring Health is seeking certified dogs (with their owners) to provide friendly visits to their hospice patients and families. Dogs need to be certified by a dog certifying organization and must be current on shots and dog license.  You’ll feel wonderful knowing your pet will bring much love, comfort and great joy to those facing life limiting illnesses.  Please email swhite1@capitalcaring.org to learn more.

Girls on the Run Northern Virginia

It may be chilly outside, but Girls on The Run Northern Virginia is already preparing for their Spring season March 4 to May 19!  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 to coach teams in greater Prince William County for the session.  No running experience is needed; just have a desire to support and encourage the next generation.  Must commit to 2-3 hours a week for the season with a few additional hours required for Coach Training and the GOTR NOVA season ending 5K celebration. Coaches receive all the tools and support they need and find that they get as much out of coaching as they give.  You’ll feel awesome as you help young girls gain confidence in themselves and their abilities!  Learn more and apply at bit.ly/3tD9md1.  Please email mfay@gotrnova.org to learn more.

Habitat for Humanity-Prince William County

The folks at Habitat for Humanity-Prince William County are holding a Cleanup at the Hylton Boys & Girls Club, 5070 Dale Boulevard, Woodbridge on Feb. 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Volunteers (including volunteers with muscles) are needed to help trim weeds, tear down a couple sheds, assemble furniture and stain benches.  It’s a terrific way to spend the Presidents Day weekend and the staff at the Boys & Girls Club will appreciate all your hard work!  Please visit habitatpwc.org and click on their Volunteer Calendar to sign up. Email fzoch@habitatpwc.org to learn more.

Leopold’s Preserve

Nature Lovers!  Beginning in February, Leopold’s Preserve is holding their monthly Saturday Volunteer Days the third Saturday of each month, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.  Volunteers age 13+ are welcome; volunteers age 13-17 must volunteer with a parent/guardian.  Rotating activities include trail maintenance, invasive plant management, and brush clearing.  It’s great for the whole family, and you’ll learn about the natural wonders of this facility!  Please visit bit.ly/47E4u5n for more details, register at leopoldspreserve.com/calendar.  Please email info@whfarmfoundation.org or call 571.358.2098 to learn more.

Prince William Little Theatre

Attention Theatre Lovers!  Prince William Little Theatre needs volunteers to help build sets for their next play “Stick Fly” beginning this Saturday, Feb. 3, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through March 2.  No experience necessary.  It’s a fantastic way to get involved with a production; behind the scenes work like sets are just as important as the actors themselves!  Please email stickflypwlt@gmail.com for more information.

Prince William Trails & Streams Coalition

Save the Date!  Prince William Trails & Streams Coalition is hosting the Neabsco Boardwalk Cleanup March 2, 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  Two locations will be worked on:  Neabsco Regional Park and Neabsco Eagles Park.  All ages are welcome and it’s a wonderful chance to get out with the family and beautify these two spots in Prince William County!  Please visit bit.ly/3U7NlOi for more information and a link to register.  Please email secretary@pwtsc.org for more information.

Saved Hands Foundation

Saved Hands Foundation is marking their 35th anniversary this year, and they have a busy schedule ahead!  If you enjoy event planning, they need your skills to help them prepare for their upcoming Community Health Fair/Backpack Giveaway in August and their Gala to celebrate 35 years in October.  Admin skills are a tremendous help and a desire to connect with the community will do much to make these events successful!  Please call Pam at 571.406.5112 or email savedhandsinc.2008@yahoo.com to learn how you can get involved.

SERVE

If you enjoy helping in the kitchen, the staff at SERVE wants to meet you!  They’re looking for a volunteer Shelter Kitchen Assistant age 18+ to help the shelter cook on weekdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Duties include assist with meal preparation, serve lunch/clean up after the meal, maintain overall cleanliness of kitchen including countertops, dishes, etc. and more.  You’ll feel good knowing you’re helping to keep daily kitchen operations going smoothly and also serve a nutritious meal to those coping with homelessness!  Please visit bit.ly/3UpvFxD for details, email ncannon@nvfs.org 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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