Call to Action: Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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Provided by Volunteer Prince William

Volunteer Prince William issues a call to action each week, listing the volunteer opportunities throughout greater Prince William.

Outdoor Volunteering

 The Brentsville Courthouse Historic Center needs volunteers on Saturday, May 4 from 9:00 a. m.-12:00 noon to spread mulch along the nature trail. Please wear sturdy shoes, bring water, gloves and bug spray. Please register by calling (703) 365-7895.

Serve Our Willing Warriors needs House Prep volunteers to prepare the Retreat homes for visiting veterans and their families.  With two Retreat houses available, there’s plenty of work to do, and it’s a wonderful way to thank our veterans for their sacrifices.  SOWWwill also be holding a series of Beautification Days to spruce up the property for their guests.  Please visit willingwarriors.org/ or email [email protected] to learn more. The volunteer orientations are scheduled for May 3, 10:00-11:30 a. m., May 16, 7:00-8:00 p. m. and May 31, 10:00-11:30 a. m.

Leesylvania State Park needs volunteers for their monthly shoreline cleanups to pick up trash and driftwood.  The next work day is May 18.  Kids age 7+ with a parent are welcome! Please register by calling the visitor center at (703) 583-6904 so they have your name to waive the park entry fee.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 4 for the Annual Comcast Cares Day. This year Leadership Prince William will fix up the ARC Child Care Center in Dale City. They need tons of volunteers to help with this cause. Please visit their website for all the info and to register for this event.

Working with Children and Families

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Juvenile Justice Parenting Program invites parents of troubled teens to their next training to help you find help, encouragement and supportive parenting tools and techniques. The cost is $40 to cover class materials. The next session is ,on Wednesdays, May 1-June 19, 7:30-9:30 p. m. at the Ferlazzo building. Please email them for more info and to register for the class.

CASA needs volunteers to be advocates for abused or neglected kids, please come to one of their monthly information sessions to learn more. Please email JoAnn to learn more.

Youth for Tomorrow needs volunteers to work with the kids either as mentors for both boys and girls or share your hobby with the kids on weekends. Do you like dancing, cooking, singing, golf, crochet, arts and crafts – then consider sharing your fun with a kid! Please visit their website for the volunteer registration form.

Events

The American Heart Association needs volunteers at the next race on Saturday, June 8, sponsored by Lawyers have Heart at The Washington Harbour in Georgetown. Tasks include start /finish line assistance, registration, water stops and post-race party. Please visit their website to learn more.

Prince William County needs volunteers age 16+ for their Shred Day at Chris Yung Elementary School on Saturday May 4, 9:00 a. m.-1:00 p. m. Please email Deborah to learn more.

The Sweet Julia Grace Foundation needs volunteers for their Field Day at the Farm Brewery on Saturday, May 18. Come help with check-in, assist with games or clean-up. Volunteers 10 and older are welcome with an adult or age 14+ without! Please visit their website for more info.

Walk MS Manassas needs volunteers for the walk on Saturday, May 4, 9:00 a. m.-12:00 noon with registration, set-up, photography, singing the National Anthem and cheerleading. Please call Lexi at (202) 375-5615 for more info.

The Tough Mudder is coming to Silver Lake in Haymarket on June 1-2. This team oriented 8-10 mile obstacle course will have thousands of participants. Volunteers are needed in lots of locations and duties. You won’t want to miss this fun event. Please visit their website to learn more or email [email protected] for more information. This event is hosted by the PWC Office of Tourism.

Meal Delivery and Working with Seniors

Area Agency on Aging needs volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels mid-day in both the Manassas and Woodbridge communities. Meals are delivered Monday – Friday. They also need volunteer activity assistants at the Adult Day Healthcare Center for fun activities such as chess, checkers, dominos, and bingo and play musical instruments. Please visit their website for more info.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is looking for volunteers age 55+ to deliver noon meals through the Meals on Wheels Program. Shifts are just two to three hours and available throughout the area. RSVP members receive a mileage reimbursement and additional insurance coverage at no cost to the volunteer. Please call Jan at (571) 292-5307 to learn more.

Volunteering in a Medical Setting

Novant UVA Health System needs volunteers in their surgical services at the Manassas and Haymarket hospitals. They also need volunteers at the Aubergine Thrift Store in Old Town Manassas. Come be part of the team benefitting the community. Please call (571) 284-1278 or visit their website to learn more.

Training

Virginia Cooperative Extension Financial Education Program is having their next train the trainer class called Money, Your Goals on Friday, May 3 at the McCoart Building from 9:00 a. m.-1:00 p. m. This tool kit will give you all the skills to help others with their financial goals. Please register here.

If you are looking for other opportunities, please call Volunteer Prince William at (703) 369-5292 or visit our website.  Thanks so much for all you do in our community.

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