Call to Action: Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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Provided by Volunteer Prince William

Volunteer Prince William is on the move to a new office!  They will be relocating to 8621 Breeden Avenue, Manassas, on Monday, March 4. They will be closed Monday, March 4, but plan to re-open at the new location on Tuesday, March 5. Phone numbers and website address will remain the same. Questions? Please email jhawkins@volunteerprincewilliam.org.

BEACON for Adult Literacy

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.

Boxes of Basics

The staff at Boxes of Basics reports they have a critical shortage of boys’ pants in sizes 6 & 12, girls’ tops in sizes 14 & 16, and girls’ size 8 pants.  If you’re clearing out closets and have clean, gently used kids’ clothing in these sizes, they would welcome your donation!  You can also purchase clothing from their Amazon Wish List or make an online donation and they’ll do the shopping!  You’ll feel great knowing you’re helping disadvantaged children in the local community get the clothing they desperately need!  Please email sally@boxesofbasics.org to learn more.

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 www.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, 9a.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 https://bit.ly/49AMZEm for more information and to sign up.

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.; light lunch will be provided.  Please email esl@umcgrace.org to learn how you can get involved.

Haymarket Regional Food Pantry Soup-er Bingo Fundraiser

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 1 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

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.

Leopold’s Preserve

Nature Lovers!  Leopold’s Preserve is holding their next monthly Saturday Volunteer Day March 16, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.  Volunteers age 13+ are welcome; volunteers aged 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 eopoldspreserve.com/calendar.  Please email info@whfarmfoundation.org or call 571.358.2098 to learn more.

PWC Solid Waste Division Free 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, 8 a.m.to 1 p.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.

StreetLight Community Ministries

StreetLight Community Ministries still 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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