Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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Provided by Volunteer Prince William

For the latest information on the pandemic, please visit cdc.gov/covid19coronavirus.govvdh.virginia.gov, and coronavirus.pwcgov.org/.

Food Insecurity

If you are facing food insecurity, or someone you know needs food assistance during COVID-19, the Community Feeding Taskforce Food Helpline is open! This resource is available to anyone living in Manassas, Manassas Park and Prince William County. Hours for the helpline are Monday-Friday, 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Please call 703.794.4668 during operating hours to request food assistance. Callers over 65 will be redirected to ACTS/NVFS (SERVE) food assistance programs to register for direct delivery to their home. Please help spread the word on this important resource! Se habla Español.

Medical Reserve Corps

Medical Reserve Corps has an urgent need for volunteers to help in the fight against COVID-19. Many volunteers are needed across the state and locally to provide support for the expected surge in hospitals and long-term care facilities. Volunteers with healthcare experience are especially needed, but they will accept non-medical volunteers in a variety of other skill sets as well. Please fill out an application at vdh.virginia.gov/mrc/. Questions? Please email amy.feinberg@vdh.virginia.gov for more information.

Foster Parents

For Children’s Sake is looking for foster parents to provide a loving and stable home for youth in foster care. FCS trains and supports all families ongoing before, during and after foster youth are in your home. FCS is looking for foster parents to take children as both short- and long-term placements. They are planning to hold virtual training in the next couple of weeks. Please call Kelley at 703.817.9890 or email kwillis@fcsva.org for more information.

House of Mercy

House of Mercy is now seeing a marked increase in clients seeking food assistance. They are in urgent need of donations of nonperishable items for their food pantry so they can continue food assistance during COVID-19. Please email scrooks@houseofmercyva.org to learn more. The staff is also working hard to collect and donate 5,000 face masks to local agencies. Many volunteers have jumped in, but they can always use more help! Please email masks@houseofmercyva.org to learn how you can get involved.

Calling All Artists!

Calling all artists! Novant Health UVA Health System invites artists and budding artists to submit artwork for an upcoming exhibit at the Prince William Medical Center/Haymarket Medical Center titled COVID 19: How We Became Stronger Together. Paintings, photographs, and drawings will all be considered. Your artwork can be any favorite subject that inspires you at this difficult time. Artwork should be framed using wire hanger. We will accept artwork until June 30, 2020. For more detailed information contact Liz at erodemsky@novanthealth.org or call 703-369-8173.

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 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.

Salvation Army Care Packages

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 at their Prince William location 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  or call 202.345.2238 to learn more.

SERVE Family Shelter Virtual Opportunity

The SERVE Family Shelter has a fun virtual volunteer opportunity! Stay-at-home orders can be especially tricky for energetic young bodies that need to constantly be on the move. Calling all experienced yoga instructors, dance teachers, personal trainers and preschool and PE teachers! You are encouraged to record and submit kid-friendly videos to get the shelter children moving throughout day. Videos should be no longer than 10-15 minutes. Simply record and send a video link to volunteer@nvfs.org. Please email ncannon@nvfs.org for more information.

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 during this pandemic. Donations will be accepted every Tuesday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Please email ashaffner@thestreetlight.org to learn more.

If you are looking for other opportunities, please call 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.

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