Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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Provided by Volunteer Prince William

Non-COVID-19 Opportunities:

  • BEACON for Adult Literacy urgently needs volunteers to become virtual technology facilitators for their morning fall classes operating now to Nov. 12. Classes are held Monday and Wednesday mornings, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.. Volunteers will provide technical support via Zoom for instructors of online classes two to fourhours a week. Basic knowledge on hosting meetings and using Zoom features preferred. Please fill out an application at beaconliteracy.org/get-involved/volunteer-application/. For more information, call 571.422.2242 or email cturner@osbva.org.
  • For Children’s Sake of Virginia urgently needs Virtual Tutors age 18+ to help foster children with their schoolwork.  Volunteers can assist any weekday or evening on a wide variety of subjects from elementary through high school.  These foster youth are struggling and now that school continues to be virtual, they need some serious help from dedicated tutors.  Please contact Kelley at KWillis@fcsva.org for more information.
  • Save the Date!  Keep Prince William Beautiful will hold their October cleanup in Dumfries on Oct. 10, 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Meet at 17755 Main Street in Dumfries; volunteers will spread out to remove litter from the public spaces.  Please visit facebook.com/keepprincewilliambeautiful for more information on how you can participate.
  • Here’s a new way to donate food and fight hunger!  Manassas Hunger & Homeless Outreach Ministries is holding a Virtual Food Drive to benefit Manassas Mobile Home Park.  Residents of this community have been severely impacted by the loss of jobs and income due to COVID-19 and your donation will help to replenish their community food pantry.  Please visit fooddriveonline.org/manassasfoodpantry/MHHO to learn how you can help.
  • Prince William Conservation Alliance is holding a drive-thru event to pick up two Redbud seedlings on Sept. 25, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Tackett’s Mill.  If you want to spruce up your yard, this is a great opportunity!  The first 200 to sign up will receive two free seedlings.  Please visit bit.ly/3hhcv5V to register and print your ticket.  Please email ashley@pwconserve.org to learn more.
  • Mark your calendar!  Prince William County Solid Waste Division and Keep Prince William Beautiful will be holding a their first ever Fix-It Fair on Oct. 17, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Connaughton Plaza, 1 County Complex Court, Woodbridge.  It’s a great way bring your salvageable items for repair and reuse!  Repair work will be done by appointment only and pre-registration is required.  Please visit KPWB.org/events to sign up for an appointment.  Please email DCampbell@pwcgov.org for more information.
  • Prince William Food Rescue (PWFR) can still use volunteer Food Rescue Heroes as the program is super busy delivering food to both ACTS and SERVE homebound clients.  Volunteers in the Gainesville/Haymarket area are especially needed!  Home food deliveries are no contact and follow social distancing guidelines.  PWFR is an app-based program enabling volunteers to pick up viable, close to expiration food from supermarkets, restaurants, food pantries, etc., and then deliver it to a program that can immediately use the food. More info on PWFR may be found at pwfoodrescue.org/.  Please contact Shirley at scouteau@actspwc.org or call 703.441.8606 ext. 212 for more information.
  • Prince William Soil & Water Conservation District is holding a Colossal Stream Cleanup of the Russia Branch Stream on Sept. 26, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Volunteers will meet in the Manassas Park VRE parking lot.  To sign up, please visit signupgenius.com/go/russiabranch.  Please call 571.379.7514 to learn more.
  • 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 Woodbridge location. 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 angela.soriano@uss.salvationarmy.org or call 202.345.2238 to learn more.
  • Serve Our Willing Warriors needs volunteers for their upcoming 3rd Annual Warrior Bike Ride Sept. 26, at The Farm Brewery at Broad Run, 16015 John Marshall Highway, Broad Run.  Volunteers will act as Route Hosts to cheer on the riders and assist with directions.  Individuals and groups welcome!  Times needed vary between 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Volunteers must wear a mask and observe social distancing.  Free lunch and a t-shirt to all volunteers!  For more information, please email Liz at liz.costanzo@willingwarriors.org.
  • SERVE’s Hunger Resource Center needs Food Recovery Driver volunteers to make routine pick-ups from grocery stores and restaurants.  Shifts are Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon with a commitment of at least one day a week.  This is a long-term commitment of at least six months.  Volunteers must be at least 21 years old with a valid driver’s license.  Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds  Ride along training with experienced volunteer or staff and vehicle provided.  Please email ncannon@nvfs.org for more information.

COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunities:

  • The Community Feeding Task Force Operations Center in Manassas needs strong volunteers age 18-55 on Friday afternoons from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. to help with large end-of-week pick-ups for the community food pantries and restocking.  This is a very busy time of the week since many pantries offer food distributions on the weekend.  You’ll feel great as you work hard to provide food for vulnerable families in our community!  To register, please visit volunteerprincewilliam.org to create an account, then Respond to this opportunity (“Community Feeding Taskforce Warehouse Friday Afternoons”).  Please email bnahas@volunteerprincewilliam.org for more information.
  • The Community Feeding Taskforce Food Hotline has an urgent need for Spanish speaking volunteers who can assist staff with answering calls to the Hotline on weekday afternoons during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Duties include answering calls from those in need of food, redirecting callers to a food pantry closest to where they live and arranging home deliveries for shut-ins.  Training is provided; however, volunteers will work from home and must have their own computer and Internet access.  Bilingual skills in Spanish required.  To register, please create an account on our website at volunteerprincewilliam.org, then go into the opportunity to Respond to the opportunity.  Please email bnahas@volunteerprincewilliam.org to learn more.
  • Medical Reserve Corps  Support your local health department and your community during a public health emergency!  Volunteers are needed to support several missions, including public health education and outreach, disease investigation, vaccine clinics, and more!  Medical experience is not required; they have roles for everyone!  Bilingual volunteers are especially needed.  Volunteers must be 18 years of age, complete minimum training, and pass a state background check to serve.  Please fill out an application at vamrc.org.  Questions?  Please email Amy at princewilliam@vamrc.org for more information.
  • ACTS and the Community Feeding Taskforce (CFT) are in urgent need of Volunteer Delivery Drivers (non-CDL) to deliver food daily from the CFT Warehouse in Manassas to multiple food distribution sites.  Volunteers must be able to maneuver pallets using a pallet jack and assist with loading the truck from the CFT Warehouse and then unloading pallets at the destination.  Volunteers should be able to lift 40 pounds.  Must have a valid driver’s license; non-CDL is okay.  Background Check required.  All ACTS Volunteers must first complete and submit the online volunteer application found at actspwc.org.  Please contact Shirley at SCouteau@actspwc.org to learn more.
  • American Red Cross needs volunteers to be Shelter Service Associates in the event of a disaster during COVID-19.  Volunteers work in person in a Red Cross shelter before, during and/or after a disaster event, completing tasks necessary for shelter operations and providing assistance for disaster clients. Duties include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information or other areas within a shelter.  Please email ncgcvolrecruitment@redcross.org for more information.

If you are looking for other opportunities, please call Volunteer Prince William at 703.369.5292 or visit volunteerprincewilliam.org.  Thanks so much for all you do in our community.


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