Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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Provided by Volunteer Prince William

Soroptimist International of Manassas needs a volunteer Website Manager to keep their organization’s website updated and managed on a regular basis, to include adding content.  It’s a great opportunity for a student in need of service hours or a retiree with an IT background.  Volunteers will feel great helping this group maintain an up-to-date website and stay in touch with the community!  Please email info@simanassas.org for more information.

Non-COVID-19 Opportunities:

  • Does your organization have an outstanding volunteer currently serving in National Service programs through AmeriCorps State, AmeriCorps VISTA or AmeriCorps Seniors?  Here’s your chance to recognize and thank them for their service-nominations for the Virginia National Service Awards are now open!  Please visit bit.ly/3klo9zW to view the categories and submit your nomination.  Nominations must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., March 25.  Winners will be recognized at the 2021 Virginia Volunteerism Conference in May.  Please call 804.726.7065 or email americorpsinfo@dss.virginia.gov for more information.
  • BEACON for Adult Literacy needs Teachers and Tech Facilitators for their classes for the spring session which begins March 22, on Monday/Wednesday mornings, as well as Tuesday/Thursday evenings.  It’s a minimum 12-week commitment, two to four hours of teaching per week.  Volunteers will provide ESOL teaching and technical support for classes via Zoom.  Training for both teachers and tech facilitators is provided, although basic knowledge on hosting meetings and using Zoom features is preferred.  Please fill out an application at beaconliteracy.org/get-involved/volunteer-application/.  For more information, call 571.422.2242 or email MKermon@osbva.org.
  • Boxes of Basics, a nonprofit lin Manassas, needs volunteer Delivery Drivers to deliver boxes of children’s clothing to their partners for distribution to families.  Just a few hours of your time will help provide vulnerable children in our community with warm clothing they need!  Please email info@boxesofbasics.org to learn more.
  • House of Mercy is holding their first Virtual Food Drive to stock the shelves in their Food Pantry.  It’s easy as 1-2-3 – visit their Virtual Food Drive page, select the products you want to donate then view your cart, click and pay.  Please visit houseofmercyva.org/virtual-food-drive/ to begin shopping and help food insecure families.  Please email info@houseofmercyva.org to learn more.
  • House of Mercy also needs volunteers in their Thrift Store, Donation Center and Food Pantry.  Please visit houseofmercyva.org/volunteer/ to learn how you can get involved.
  • Did You Know:  Prince William Food Rescue Heroes who are “55 and better” can also join the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)!  Along with the benefits of volunteering to do home food deliveries, RSVP members also receive a mileage stipend and insurance coverage while on their volunteer shift.  Just an hour or so of your time helps provide food to local families facing food insecurity!  Please email jhawkins@volunteerprincewilliam.org to learn how you can join.
  • The SERVE 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.  Must commit to serve in this position 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.  One day a week can make a life-long impact on a family in need!  Please email ncannon@nvfs.org to learn more.

COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunities:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Prince William Food Rescue (PWFR) needs Food Rescue Heroes, as the program is super busy delivering food to both ACTS and SERVE homebound senior citizens.  Volunteers are urgently needed countywide!  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. Just an hour of your time will do much to provide relief for food insecure families in our community!  More info on PWFR may be found at pwfoodrescue.org/.  Please contact Rebecca at rgates@actspwc.org or call 845.521.0118 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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