Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day is Nov. 15.  Prince William County residents can take the “I Recycle” pledge hosted by Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments until Nov. 20!  One lucky individual will win a $300 REI gift certificate and one lucky K-12 student will win a $300 REI gift certificate and a $500 grant for a recycling or environmental program at their school or in the Prince William community!  Please visit hbit.ly/2ZXcIZr to take the pledge.  For more information about recycling in Prince William County, please visit pwcva.gov/recycling.  For more information about Keep America Beautiful and America Recycles Day, please visit kab.org/programs/ard/.

Thanksgiving Food Drives

That “Gobble, Gobble” you’re hearing can only mean one thing – Thanksgiving Food Drives! ACTS and  SERVE are getting ready for their Thanksgiving programs to provide low-income families with a holiday meal!  Please visit the following sites for more information: ACTS (actspwc.org/about-us/news-events/operation-give-thanks-1), SERVE (nvfs.org/support/holiday-giving/operation-turkey/).

Disaster Response

No community within the Prince William area is immune to the havoc and devastation caused by a disaster, whether natural or manmade.  Volunteer Prince William is recruiting volunteers for Disaster Response positions.  Trained volunteers can fill a critical role in disaster response and alleviate the challenge of spontaneous, untrained volunteers.  Volunteers are needed to help as Reception Center Staff and Public Outreach and Education, which includes educational games such as Disaster Jeopardy and Ready Bingo. Training is provided, and you’ll feel great as you help our local community rebuild following a disaster!  Please contact Claudia at ccalderon@volunteerprincewilliam.org to learn how you can get involved.

Animal lovers!

The staff at Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets (A3P) needs volunteers in a variety of positions to help make life better for the fur babies.  Volunteers under 16 can help but must volunteer with a parent.  Just a few hours a day, a week, or a month can make a difference in the lives of these 4-legged friends!  Please visit a3padvocates.org/volunteer or email a3padvocates@gmail.com to learn how you can get involved.

ESOL Tech Facilitators

The staff at BEACON is preparing for their winter semester, Nov. 29 through March 4!  Volunteer Online ESOL Tech Facilitators are needed Monday and Wednesday mornings to support small group instruction in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).  Volunteers will provide support to the class teachers by running the Zoom sessions, sharing teaching materials on screen and setting up breakout rooms as needed. Free training is provided.  The 12-week class schedule is Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m..  Please fill out an online application at beaconliteracy.org, under Get Involved.  Call 571.428.2507 or email mkermon@osbva.org to hear more about this exciting and rewarding opportunity.

CASA CIS

CASA Children’s Intervention Services has an urgent need for bilingual volunteers age 21+ to advocate for Spanish speaking children who have been abused and neglected.  They recruit and train volunteers to investigate a child’s situation and to advocate for the best interests of the child in court.  Volunteers must be fluent in both Spanish and English to close the language gap and make sure Hispanic children grow up in safe and permanent homes.  No prior experience in child welfare or the law is required.  To learn more about how you can help, please attend a virtual information session; the next session will be Nov. 17, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Please contact JoAnn at jpolen@casacis.org or call 703.330.8145 to learn more.

Calling All Teachers

Calling All Teachers!  Catholic Charities needs teachers for the winter semester for a 12-week (or longer) commitment from Nov. 29 to March 3.  You’ll feel great as you help individuals achieve self-sufficiency and participate fully in the greater community!  The main facets of the programs are English classes and Citizenship preparation classes.  Ongoing needs are for GED preparation courses, childcare courses, computer courses, and a job assistance program.  Estimated weekly commitment is about 4 hours a week.  Please apply at volunteer.ccda.net/custom/501/opp_details/1164.  Questions?  Please email Leaann.gross@ccda.net for more information.

Christmas Parade

The 75th Greater Manassas Christmas Parade is back, and volunteers are needed to support Santa Lights Manassas on Dec. 3 and the parade on Dec. 4!  It all happens in Old Town Manassas – what a fun way to kick off the holidays!  Please visit elevationleads.net/gmcpvolunteer/ to fill out an online form. Email gmchristmasparade@gmail.com to learn more about this fun holiday event.

Watershed Cleanup

Student groups, Mark Your Calendar!  Keep Prince William Beautiful is partnering with Bull Run Watershed Protectors in hosting a cleanup next Saturday, Nov. 13, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in Manassas.  This cleanup is limited to student organizations only, but it’s a great way to get in service hours! Please visit Sign Up Genius at https://bit.ly/3Bxfrpb to learn more and sign up your group.  Please email Reza at rjiannajar@kpwb.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.

Help support veterans!

RSVP’s VETS Program which provides transportation for veterans and their spouses to medical appointments is back, and volunteer drivers age “55 or better” are needed!  Volunteers must be at least 55 years old and successfully complete both a criminal and driving record check.  It’s a wonderful way to give back and say “thank you” to our veterans for all they’ve done!  Please email jhawkins@volunteerprincewilliam.org or call 571.292.5307 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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