Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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Provided by Volunteer Prince William

Volunteer Prince William maintains a list of the volunteer opportunities available throughout greater Prince William. Every week, they issue a call to action, listing current opportunities.

Award for Student Volunteers

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program calls all student volunteers in grades 5-12 to nominate themselves for this wonderful awards program. Please visit their website to complete the online application by Nov 5. You can have your principal or Volunteer Prince William validate your nomination; we would love to share your story of service! Please visit spirit.prudential.com to learn more.

Outdoor Fun

The Sweet Julia Grace Foundation needs volunteers on Sunday, Sept. 29 at Jiffy Lube Live to help with the Prince William Half Marathon and 5K race. Duties include manning the beer garden or water stations. Kids age 12+ are very welcome to hand out water. This is a great community event for all the runners and wonderful opportunity for the foundation to raise funds through the beer garden. Please sign up on their website.

Project Mend A House is looking for volunteers to help with two community events. The first one is Sept. 28, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Safety Awareness Day at the McCoart Center. The second is Oct. 12 for Prince William Recycles Day. Please go to their website for the volunteer application.

Historic Dumfries is looking for volunteers to be Outreach Heroes during their upcoming Fall Festival Oct. 19. Training provided, and you’re supplied with a kit with crafts, activities and promotional material to hand out during the event. Contact Lisa or call (703) 221-2218 to learn more.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Saturday, Oct. 19 in Manassas. Volunteers are needed to help with set up, clean up, refreshments, advocacy, rout monitoring or the finish line brigade. Gather your friends and families to join in the event. Please email Ben to learn more.

Prince William Soil & Water Conservation District is looking for volunteers to join their Water Quality Monitoring Program. You’ll be trained in the DEQ collection and data reading techniques to join the team of volunteers monitoring our water at locations across the community. Please email them to learn more.

Neighborhood Watch

The Prince William County Police Department invites all citizens to their next Neighborhood Watch Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Western District Station at 8900 Freedom Center Blvd. Please RSVP to [email protected].

The Arts

Mason Community Arts Academy invites military kids to their Songwriting Workshop series at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on Saturdays, Sept. 28 to Nov. 2 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. This workshop is free and open to military kids ages 10-17. Space is limited. Please call (703) 993-5970 to register.

Health-Related Opportunities

NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness needs volunteers to share their lived experience of mental health conditions as they gear up for the new Ending the Silence Program in area middle and high schools. Please call Pat at (703) 992-5708 to learn more.

The American Red Cross is recruiting volunteers to help with blood drives, present disaster preparedness to elementary age kids, promote Red Cross school clubs and supporting other volunteers in the community. Please call (703) 584-8444 to learn more.

Clothing

Jehovah’s House Thrift Store located at 17740 Main St. in Dumfries is searching for donations of gently used/new clothes, household goods, appliances, furniture, jewelry, etc. Volunteers age 16+ are also needed to help in the store – bilingual volunteers are particularly needed! Please visit jehovahshouse.org/volunteer to fill out an online form or call (571) 418-1095 to learn more.

Working with Veterans

If you’re a veteran or the spouse/caregiver of a veteran and you live in Manassas, Manassas Park or Prince William County, you’ll want to take advantage of the “Wills for Veterans” program, which provides a Will, Powers of Attorney and/or Medical Directives, free of charge. The program consists of three mandatory sessions on Sept. 21, Oct. 5 and Oct. 19, all at Manassas Senior Center. Please contact Barbara at (703) 792-7175 or email [email protected] to learn more.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is looking for volunteers age 55+ to drive veterans or spouses to their doctors’ appointments. 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.

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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