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.


The Un Trim A Tree Holiday Gift Program is in full swing and needs your help in providing the simple joy of the season by giving two toys to a needy child.  We’ll give you the child’s name, age, gender, sizes and their two wishes.  It’s a great way to show your kids and grandkids philanthropy – and it’s fun!  Please visit our website to learn more.  All you have to do is tell us how many kids you want to shop for.  We currently have 1,360 kids waiting for you!

Manassas Christmas Parade

The Manassas Christmas Parade is Saturday, Dec. 7 in Old Town Manassas.  Volunteers are needed at intersections to help folks cross the street as well as keeping everything moving.  This a super fun day has been the start of the holiday season for 73 years! Come join the fun and volunteer for a few hours that morning.  Please email Nora to learn more.

Speaking of the Manassas Christmas Parade– please bring a new, unwrapped toy to support the UnTrim A Tree Holiday Gift Program for a needy child in our community.  We are the first float to go and will gladly take your donation from the parade route. Help us bring the joy of the season to over 5,300 children registered this year!


The Ethiopian Community Development Council needs volunteers at their Annual Refugees’ First Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 24, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Arlington. Please call (703) 685-0510 ext. 222 to learn more.

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and ACTS Hunger Prevention Center wants your assistance during Operation Give Thanks (formerly Operation Turkey) to ensure that every family receives a Thanksgiving meal this year!  Their goal is to reach 1,000 families.  Volunteer opportunities are available through Nov. 26.  Please contact Shirley, (703) 441-8606 ext. 212 to schedule your volunteer activity and learn more.

More Holiday Volunteering

The Salvation Army is gearing up for their Christmas Kettle program and needs volunteers to ring the kettle bell at various locations around the community.  It’s a great opportunity for a club, family or office to job share this to bring extra joy to those in need in the community.  Please call Sgt. Rowe at (703) 580-8991 to learn more.

The City of Manassas needs volunteers for the Annual Winter Wonderland Train Show at the Candy Factory Dec. 13 to 17.  Please call (703) 368-1873 to reserve your spot.

Gala Event

Carried to Full Term is having their 4th Annual Gala- Life is a Gift on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Evergreen Country Club.  Volunteers age 18+ are needed for set-up, guest check in and silent auction assistance. This promises to be a fun evening.  Please email Dawn for all the specifics.

Special Olympics

Prince William Special Olympics is kicking off their winter programs this month; they that run until March.  The sports include Alpine Skiing, Basketball at Hampton Middle School on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and at Stonewall Middle School on Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. The powerlifting program is at Potomac High School on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. The floor hockey program is at George Mason University on Sundays at 5:00 p.m.  There’s still time to register your athlete and volunteer commitment by emailing Peggy or Rose Ann.

Outdoor Fun

Girls on the Run are celebrating the end of their season with a 5K run in Woodbridge on Nov. 23.  Volunteers are needed for several roles.  Please email Meagan to learn more.

The Annual Christmas Bird Count is Sunday, Dec. 22 starting at 7:00 a.m. at the Merrimac Farm, Cedar Run, Foggy Bottom, Nokesville Park, Prince William Landfill, as well as portions of Prince William Forest Park, Quantico Marine Base and Fauquier County.  You can help by identifying and counting birds or making chili and corn bread for the hungry birders at 11am at the Merrimac Stone House.  Please RSVP at alliance@pwconserve.org or (703) 499-4954.

Food and Meal Delivery

SERVE Food Pantry needs volunteers to pick up food donations from area grocery stores and restaurants so parents have the resources needed to provide for their families.  Volunteers must be age 21+ with a valid driver’s licenses and be able to lift up to 50 pounds.  Please contact Navara for more information.

Helping Others

Catholic Charities is looking for volunteer ESOL teachers for Hogar Education’s winter semester, which runs Dec. 2 to March 5. Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., as well as Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Volunteers can commit to teach one class per week! Training will be provided Nov. 23, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 8251 Shoppers Square, Manassas. Interested volunteers can sign up here. Email Emily.Wood@ccda.net for more information.

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.

Volunteer Recognition

The 2020 Virginia Governor’s Volunteer Awards program is looking for nominations in a host of different categories including youth, senior, young adult, adult, family, corporate, faith-based, education and community organization.  Please nominate your volunteers online by Dec. 6.

Working with Veterans

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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