Provided by Volunteer Prince William
As stated in Governor Northam’s Executive Order Number 55: “…Individuals may leave their residences for the purpose of…Volunteering with organizations that provide charitable or social services…” If you’re healthy and looking to give back during this pandemic, here are several volunteer opportunities:
As our communities face the unusual circumstances created by the coronavirus pandemic, many individuals would like to volunteer to help in some way. Volunteer Prince William is designated by Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park to provide coordination of unaffiliated volunteers during emergency declarations. If you would like to help, please register on our website by clicking SIGN UP in the top right-hand corner (blue box) at VolunteerPrinceWilliam.org.
When you are completing your registration form, check the box that asks if you wish to receive a disaster notification. If you are already registered as a volunteer on our Volunteer Prince William website, please log in to edit your user profile and check the box to indicate you wish to receive a disaster notification. When we receive requests for volunteers in the greater Prince William area we will send emails out to volunteers who have indicated they want to receive a disaster notification. We will include instructions if you are interested in volunteering to help meet that request. It may be a bit of a process and may also include a liability waiver form. Please contact Bonnie for more information at 703.369.5292, ext. 3, email [email protected].
ACTS Hunger Prevention Center
ACTS needs volunteers in their Hunger Prevention Center weekdays for morning (9:30 to 11:30 a.m.) and afternoon shifts (12:30 to 3:00 p.m.) to prep grocery bags and distribute groceries. Volunteers must complete and submit the online volunteer application found at actspwc.org prior to volunteering. Please contact Shirley at [email protected] or call 703.441.8606 ext. 212 for more information.
Brain Injury Services
Brain Injury Services is looking for a virtual pals volunteer that will turn into a regular pals volunteer after restrictions on visits are lifted for a Prince William County woman with a brain injury. Friendly calls, zoom chats, texts and emails would take place weekly. They’re also calling on all BIS volunteers to email a photo of the phrase “THANK YOU” by April 15 for a National Volunteer Week video. It can be on a cake, with Legos, painted – be creative! Please email Michelle at [email protected] to learn more.
House of Mercy: Non-Perishable Food Items Donations
House of Mercy is still accepting donations of nonperishable items for their food pantry so they can continue food assistance to needy families during COVID-19. Please email [email protected] to learn more.
Quarantine-Approved, Family Friendly Volunteer Opportunities
Keep Prince William Beautiful has quarantine-approved, family friendly volunteer opportunities available! They’re looking for individuals and families who can do small-scale litter cleanups which you can do in your own neighborhood. The staff is happy to safely deliver the cleanup supplies you need. Please email Aleta at [email protected] for more information.
Prince William Food Rescue
Prince William Food Rescue has a great opportunity for those who are healthy and want to get out of the house while still practicing social distancing. Become a Food Rescue Hero! Have the kids ride along, slap on some gloves and rescue some food. Pick up and drop off with minimal interaction. Search Prince William Food Rescue on your smartphone’s app store, download the app and create a profile. You can start rescuing food right away! Please visit pwfoodrescue.org/ for more information.
For Seniors and Vulnerable Populations
The Salvation Army is collecting items for seniors and vulnerable populations. You can help by creating care packages from the security of your own home and safely dropping items in Woodbridge. Food items such as canned soups/other dry or canned foods are requested. Non-food items such as socks, toiletries, diapers/baby wipes and sanitizing supplies are also needed. Donated items can be dropped off at 1483 Old Bridge Road, Suite 102, Woodbridge. Please email Angela at [email protected] or call 202.345.2238 to learn more.
Hunger Resource Center at SERVE
SERVE needs volunteers in the Hunger Resource Center to assist with assembling food packages to distribute to clients who face food insecurity. Minimal client contact involved as volunteers will just pack up the food and take the food to the clients’ vehicles for them to load in. If you’re healthy, are not a part of the identified high-risk groups, and are comfortable leaving your home at this time, they would love to have you. Even just one volunteer shift helps! Interested volunteers should visit nvfs.volunteerhub.com/ and create an account. Once they have created an account, they can sign up for HRC Warehouse Volunteers & HRC Warehouse Volunteers Short-Term Shifts. Please email [email protected] to learn more.
StreetLight Community Ministries
StreetLight Community Ministries has re-opened their Food Pantry. Donations of nonperishable food are desperately needed so they can continue giving aid to our homeless and impoverished neighbors. Donations will be accepted every Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Email [email protected] to learn more.
If you are looking for other opportunities, please don’t forget to call at Volunteer Prince William at 703.369.5292. You can also visit our website at volunteerprincewilliam.org. Thanks so much for all you do in our community.