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Volunteer Fire & Rescue: You Don’t Have To Be Paid To Be Professional

By Audrey Harman When a fire or other emergency occurs, people are primarily concerned with getting their loved ones rapid and well-qualified help. What they might not stop and think at the time is exactly who these men and women coming to their aid are.  To date, about 55 percent of the fire and rescue services in Prince William County are …

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Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

Provided by Volunteer Prince William Please join us for a free family concert on Friday May 12th, 6:00-10:00 p. m. at Battlefield Garden Center in Catharpin.  There will be food trucks, craft vendors, moon bounce and the Beer & Wine Garden that will benefit the Un-Trim-A-Tree Holiday Gift Program for needy kids.  Music by Skinny Wallace!  Mary Foley of Volunteer …

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Simply Desserts Gives Back To Local Nonprofit

By Ashley C. Simpson If you could design your own version of heaven, what would be the top two non-negotiable elements of your personal utopia? For a lot of people, those top two would be desserts and puppies. Think about how much less stress and how much more joy your world would have if you could incorporate more sweet treats …

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Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Awards Grants

Provided by Community Foundation for Northern Virginia The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia announced the winners of its 2017 Community Investment Grants today.  The largest and most competitive discretionary grant cycle managed by the Community Foundation and one of the largest pools of funds supporting broad-based giving in the Northern Virginia region, the grants fund organizations which provide support in …

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Joint Bowling Fundraiser to Benefit Boys & Girls Club

Provided by REALTOR® Association of Prince William (PWAR)  REALTOR® Association of Prince William (PWAR) and Women’s Council of REALTORS® (WCR) Northern Virginia Metro Chapter will host a “Dos de Mayo” bowling fundraiser to be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 12:00 noon in Manassas. This beach themed event will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Prince William County/Manassas, whose …

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Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

Provided by Volunteer Prince William Happy National Volunteer Week!  Thanks for all you do – we live in a wonderful community because of you! Leesylvania State Park needs volunteers to spruce up the fishing pier by replacing boards and power washing the pier.  This pier affords fisherman year round access as well those early birds up to watch the sunrise.  …

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Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

Provided by Volunteer Prince William Spring is here so please join in all the fun special projects: Prince William Free Clinic is looking for volunteers to help with the Annual Health Fair on Saturday, June 1, 9:00 a. m.-1:00 p. m. Community partners will be present and clients of the clinic will have an opportunity to learn about available services. Your …

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Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Launches the Latino Engagement and Achievement Fund

Provided by Community Foundation for Northern Virginia The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia launched the Latino Engagement and Achievement Fund (LEAF) to promote and invest in the civic engagement, education, economic success, naturalization, health, leadership development, volunteerism, and advocacy of  the Latino community in the Metro DC region.  Inspired by a 2016 Aspen Institute Latinos & Society Program report titled …

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Private Donor helps Virginia Family Nutrition Program give Cookware to Families in need

Provided by Virginia Cooperative Extension Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Family Nutrition Program recently launched a new pilot program called Let’s Get Cookin’. The program, taught by Family Nutrition Program Assistants in northern Virginia, focuses on healthy living strategies including healthy cooking, physical activity, and thrifty food shopping. At the end of each program series, participants who complete the entire course will …

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NVFS Gala Celebrates Community Support and Visionary Leadership

Provided by Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) ensures everyone, at every life stage, maximizes their potential and fully contributes to a thriving community. The organization provides the essential building blocks for social, emotional and physical well-being, serving as leaders and innovators for the Northern Virginia community. With these essential resources, our community is better equipped …

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