Call to Action: Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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Provided by Volunteer Prince William

BEACON for Adult Literacy is recruiting teachers and subs for their Spring Session which begins March 18.  Their current needs are for in-person morning and evening volunteers, as well as substitutes for both online and in person morning and evening classes.  No experience necessary; they will train you!  Please visit bit.ly/4bOEUxw to sign up for an information session.  Please email smazzaro@osbva.org for more information.

Brain Injury Services

Do you love going fishing?  Brain Injury Services (BIS) is searching for a volunteer to be a PALS (Providing a Link for Survivors) for a brain injury client who would like to go on occasional fishing trips.  PALS 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.  You’ll feel great as you enjoy a day at your favorite fishing hole while helping a client get their life back on track following such a traumatic occurrence!  Please visit braininjurysvcs.org/volunteer/ for more information; email mthyen@braininjurysvcs.org to learn how you can help.

Bull Run Watershed Cleanup

Mark your calendars for the Bull Run Watershed Cleanup 2024 on March 9, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Everyone’s welcome – individuals, families, groups, Scout troops, etc.!  Volunteers will meet at the Walgreens parking lot, 10671 Sudley Manor Drive, Manassas.  It’s a wonderful way to get in those service hours, spend time on a meaningful project with friends/family and beautify a piece of Prince William County!  Please visit bit.ly/49AMZEm for more information and to sign up.

Girls on The Run Northern Virginia

Girls on The Run Northern Virginia is preparing for their Spring season March 4 to May 19, and they need Volunteer Coaches age 16+ to coach teams at the Manassas Park Community Center on Mondays and Wednesdays, 4 to 5:30 p.m. No experience needed; just a desire to support and encourage the next generation. Must commit to two to three 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! Please click below to learn more, including how to apply. Please email mfay@gotrnova.org for more information.

Grace United Methodist Church ESL

Grace United Methodist Church9750 Wellington Road, Manassas, is holding their next session of ESL March 11 to May 22.  They need volunteers age 18+ to help as Classroom Aides on Monday and/or Wednesday evenings, 7 to 9 p.m.  No experience necessary and you’ll enjoy working with students as they improve their English language skills!  An orientation/training will be held March 3 at 12:30 p.m.; a light lunch will be provided.  Please email esl@umcgrace.org to learn how you can get involved.

Haymarket Regional Food Pantry Soup-er Bingo

Play Bingo, Fight Hunger!  Haymarket Regional Food Pantry is holding their Soup-er Bingo Fundraiser March 16, 3 to 5 p.m. at Piney Branch Elementary School, 8301 Linton Hall Road, Bristow.  You can’t beat the price – $1.00 per Bingo card or one non-perishable food donation for each card!  Early Bird tickets are available through March 9.  It’s a great fundraiser and will help to feed food-insecure families in our community!  Please visit bit.ly/49fPzzP for more information and to purchase your cards.

Keep Prince William Beautiful

Just In:  Keep Prince William Beautiful is holding a March Cleanup March 23, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  They’ll be picking up litter in an area along Sudley Road and Battleview Parkway. Volunteers should meet in the rear parking lot of Cracker Barrel, 10801 Battleview Parkway, Manassas.  Supplies provided. Please bring a water bottle.  Here’s another way to get those service hours and clean up litter in our community!  Please visit bit.ly/49tRBMP to sign up, email abrown@kpwb.org or call 571.285.3772 to learn more.

PWC Solid Waste Division Document Shredding Event

Save the Date and get a jump on spring cleaning!  Prince William County Solid Waste Division will hold a Free Document Shredding Event March 30, 9 a.m. to 1 0.m. or until trucks reach capacity.  The event is located at Pfitzner Stadium parking lot, 7 County Complex Court, Woodbridge.  This is for residents only, unavailable for businesses and commercial patrons.  Please visit pwcva.gov/events/free-paper-shredding-residents for more information; email DCampbell@pwcgov.org to learn more.

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.

StreetLight Community Ministries

StreetLight Community Ministries needs volunteers who can provide a nourishing dinner for 30 people each night at the Bill Mehr Drop-In Center, 14716 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbridge through March 31.  Meals should be prepared at home and provided in disposable aluminum pans or serving trays; drop off is between 6:15 and 7 p.m. only.  Desserts and sides are also appreciated but not required.  It’s a fantastic group project, and you’ll feel great knowing you are providing a delicious homecooked meal for our homeless neighbors!  Please visit mealtrain.com/trains/lowvd4/ to sign up.  If you sign up to bring a meal and cannot honor your commitment/make it on time, please email thermalshelter@thestreetlight.org or call 571.677.2883.

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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