Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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Provided by Volunteer Prince William

BEACON for Adult Literacy has an urgent need for Substitute Teachers and Tech Facilitators for their classes for the Spring session which runs March 22 through June 10.  It’s a minimum 12-week commitment, three 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 ASAP at beaconliteracy.org/get-involved/volunteer-application/.  For more information, call 571.422.2242 or email MKermon@osbva.org.

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.
  • Boxes of Basics, a nonprofit located in Manassas, is looking for volunteers to help pack a box of clothing for a local child in need.  Volunteer as an individual or bring a group!  Volunteers must be 18 years old or accompanied by a parent/guardian. Children 10 and older are welcome with a parent.  Please apply at cognitoforms.com/BoxesOfBasics/BoxesOfBasicsVolunteerApplication. Questions?  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.
  • You can give blood and save a life!  The American Red Cross will be hosting a Blood Drive on March 25, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The location is Manassas Church of the Brethren, 10047 Nokesville Road, Manassas.  Please visit redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive to locate this drive and sign up for an appointment.  Please call the church office at 703.368.4783 to learn more.
  • 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.
  • Spanish speakers! SERVE needs bilingual volunteers age 21+ to assist food clients in their Hunger Resource Center.  Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age, able to speak fluent Spanish and English, be able to commit to at least one shift per week for at least six months.  Your skills will make a big impact as you ensure Spanish speaking families have access to nutritious food.  Please email khorowitz@nvfs.org to learn how you can make a difference.
  • 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.

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 don’t forget to call our wonderful team at Volunteer Prince William at 703.369.5292.  You can also visit our website at www.volunteerprincewilliam.org.  Thanks so much for all you do in our community.

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