Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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CASA CIS

Help make a difference in the life of a child! CASA CIS is seeking volunteers age 21+ who care about children growing up in a safe, permanent and loving home. The staff is holding two virtual Information Sessions on Wednesdays, April 13, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. and on April 20, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Learn how you can help protect abused and neglected children in your community by becoming a volunteer advocate! Please email jpolen@casacis.org or call 703.330.8145 to receive the link to the meeting.

Animal Lovers!

Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets has several volunteer openings, oncluding Volunteer CoordinatorSocial Media CoordinatorWebsite CoordinatorGrant Coordinator and Events Coordinator. Pet care is always needed, and the fur babies will appreciate all you do to improve their quality of life!  Please visit humanesocietynv.org/volunteer for more information on getting involved.

Catholic Charities

The staff at Catholic Charities has a number of volunteer opportunities open for those interested in helping newcomers to our country.  Openings include ESOL Teachers in a variety of topics, Administrative Support in their Manassas, Fredericksburg and Arlington offices (bilingual skills in Spanish required) and On-Call Interpreters fluent in Dari, Pashto, and Farsi.  There’s also a new mentoring program in need of volunteers to help exceptional refugee students between the ages of 15 and 24.  You’ll feel great helping those new to our country navigate the various aspects of getting settled, and bridge language barriers!  Please email Lea Ann at volunteer.newcomer@ccda.net to learn more.

Hey Shutterbugs!

Historic Dumfries and the Weems-Botts Museum is looking for a volunteer Photographer to take professional quality photographs of the outside of the museum and park for marketing print and digital marketing products.  Photographers will provide their own equipment.  The park has many historic features as well as beautiful garden beds and flowering trees and shrubs.  For more information, please contact Lisa at (703) 221-2218 or info@historicdumfriesva.org.

Spring History Fair

Save the Date!  Historic Dumfries Virginia will be holding a Spring History Fair (renamed from Charter Day) April 30, 11:00 a.m. at Merchant Park, 3944 Cameron Street, Dumfries.  Volunteers age 18+ are needed to help organizations/vendors to their assigned spots, interact with the public to answer questions, give handouts, staff the Historic Dumfries table, help with some delicious BBQ and possibly help with post-event cleanup.  COVID social distancing will be observed.  Please call 703.221.2218 or email info@historicdumfriesva.org to learn more.

Friday Conservation Corps

Do you love the outdoors?  Leopold’s Preserve in Broad Run is offering their Friday Conservation Corps in partnership with the Bull Run Mountains Conservancy.  Each Friday, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., they offer drop-in/drop-out outdoor volunteer activities including trash cleanup, brush clearing, and more.  Sign up for an hour or stay for the afternoon!  All are welcome, but volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  To participate, please register for a specific date and time at leopoldspreserve.com/calendar.  Volunteer activities and work locations change each week, but they will let you know where to meet after you sign up.

Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Mark your calendars for the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 30, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Three locations will be available to turn in expired and unused medications:  Haymarket Medical Center in Haymarket, Prince William Medical Center in Manassas and Sentara Lake Ridge on Minnieville Road in Lake Ridge.  This is an excellent and safe way to dispose of medications that are laying around your home!  Please visit bit.ly/3JZuFbE for more information.

Spanish-Speaking Volunteers Needed

Northern Virginia Family Service needs Spanish speaking volunteers age 18+ to assist in their Health Access program.  This virtual opportunity will support the Health Access Program Supervisor with day-to-day operations.  Duties include updating electronic client files, following up with clients via phone, assisting with client intake, creating health literacy education materials and more.  Bilingual skills in Spanish required, must have some knowledge of data entry and be familiar with Google Docs, Canva or other graphic design programs.  Volunteers will feel great knowing they are helping community residents have access to health care resources!  Please visit bit.ly/3Dz9Jpl for complete details.  Please email ncannon@nvfs.org to learn more.

Help new mothers suffering from postpartum depression!

Postpartum Support Virginia is looking for compassionate volunteers to provide help and hope to new mothers and parents.  Peer Mentor volunteers are also needed.  Training is provided and you’ll be helping new parents navigate their way back to a normal life following the birth of their child!  Please visit postpartumva.org/volunteer/, email Lydia at landerson@postpartumva.org for more information.

Do you love gardening and wildlife?

Prince William Conservation Alliance needs dedicated Gardening Volunteers to meet Saturdays from late March to late October in the mornings (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) to plant native plants, pull non-native, and any other task to maintain high-quality habitat for local wildlife.  This is held at Merrimac Farm WMA, 15014 Deepwood Lane, Nokesville.  If you’re interested in learning about gardening for wildlife and can participate most Saturdays, please fill out their volunteer form at bit.ly/3qzdmX0. Please email Ashley at alliance@pwconserve.org for more information.

Stream monitoring

Russia Branch Stream Monitoring Workshop will be held April 16, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Blooms Park, 9701 Manassas Drive, Manassas Park.  Collect data on the only monitored stream in Manassas Park.  Meet in front of the main building in the parking lot.  Please email sarah.m.bergmann@gmail.com for more information.

Food Recovery Drivers

You can help feed food insecure families!  SERVE has an Urgent need for Food Recovery Drivers, age 21+ to support their food assistance program.  Volunteers drive to area grocery stores/restaurants to pick up food donations and deliver back to the Hunger Resource Center in Manassas.  Be prepared to lift boxes weighing up to 50 pounds.  Drivers must commit to twice a month for at least six months.  Training is provided along with an agency van.  Teens can ride with drivers to help.  This is a wonderful way to give back to the community!  Please email ncannon@nvfs.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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