Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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The Sweet Julia Grace Foundation needs volunteers to help at the Prince William Half Marathon Sunday, Sept. 30.  This super fun event is at Jiffy Lube Live!  Tasks include handing out water to the runners or manning the beer garden. This is a family friendly event for all ages over 12. Please visit their website for all the specifics: sjgfoundation.org.

SERVE in Manassas has an urgent need for volunteer groups to purchase, prepare and serve a meal at the SERVE Family Shelter. This is the perfect opportunity to gather your friends and family to share your favorite menu with families living in the shelter. It definitely takes a fun group to serve up to 90 individuals!  They need brunch served on Aug. 5, Sept. 1, 2, 3, and 23, as well as dinner on Aug. 12, Sept. 3, 9, 16, 23,and 30.  Please call Julie for more info at (571) 748-2674.

Manassas Museum is gearing up for their Annual Manassas History Weekend on Aug. 25 and 26.  Volunteers are needed at both the museum in Old Town and at Liberia Plantation.  Duties include handing out information and helping with children’s activities.  There are two shifts – 9:00 a. m.-1:00 p. m. and 1:00 p. m.-5:00 p. m. both days.  Please call Doug at (703) 257-8265 to learn more. This is a fun and very interactive experience.

Volunteers needed to present disaster preparedness information on Sept. 8 at 2:00 p. m. at the Gainesville/Haymarket Library. Learn how to play Ready BINGO to teach disaster preparedness to your audience. Training provided! Contact Bonnie at bnahas@volunteerprincewilliam.org or link to the Volunteer Prince William Web Site: volunteerprincewilliam.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=357806 to set up a training time.

Virginia Cooperative Extension is gearing up for their next Master Financial Education Volunteer Training. Come learn the details to empower the community through financial education.  The course is held evenings once a week for secven weeks.  Registration is $60 for course materials and background check.  Please register online: pwcgov.org/money.

Keep Prince William Beautiful needs volunteers to help  at community fairs and festivals by staffing their booth for just a couple of hours each day.  You’ll receive all the training and information needed and this is certainly a fun way to get out and meet people. Some of the dates needed are Aug 4, Aug. 27,, Sept. 3, Sept, 6, Sept. 15, Sept. 23, Sept, 29, Sept. 30, Oct. 8 and Oct. 13. Please call Nicole to learn more at (571) 285-3772.

ACTS in Dumfries is looking for volunteers in several admin offices within the organization.  This is a face paced, impactful organization that will have you feeling empowered.  Please send your resume with a cover letter that includes your availability and interest areas to Tamika: tmartin2@actspwc.org.

K9s Serving Vets is gearing up for the Annual Raffle and Auction on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 4:00-8:00 p. m. at Bungalow Alehouse in Woodbridge.  Come out and meet the service dog teams and bid on amazing auctions items including getaways, dinners, grills and other cool stuff. You can bid online as well: goo.gl/C9NMC.

Saved Hands Foundation is looking for a volunteer to help others write their resumes and distribute school supplies at their 5th Annual Back Pack giveaway on Saturday, Aug. 11, 12:00 noon-3:00 p. m.  Please call (571) 572-9013 to learn more about these opportunities.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is looking for volunteers age 55+ to deliver noon meals through the Meals on Wheels Program. Shifts are just two to three hours and available throughout the area.  RSVP members receive a mileage reimbursement and additional insurance coverage at no cost to the volunteer.  Please call Jan at (571) 292-5307 to learn more.

Mark your calendars for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, Oct. 20 in Old Town Manassas.  Volunteers are needed for setup, refreshments, advocacy, finish line brigade and route monitoring.  Please email Ben, bedonnelly@alz.org, to learn more.

CASA Children’s Intervention Services needs volunteer advocates to help protect abused and neglected children in our community. You’ll receive fantastic training to give you all the skills needed to help these kids.  Please email Suzanne, smitchell@casacis.org, to learn more about the program and register for the next orientation session.

Prince William Conservation Alliance has several fun workdays coming up.  Please join them on Aug. 4 at Merrimac Farm, 9:00 a. m.-12:00 noon.  It feels good to get your hands dirty.  Please RSVP for these events at (703) 490-5200 or via email: alliance@pwconserve.org.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Aug. 25 for the 3rd Annual Farm to Table event to support the Prince William Environmental Excellence Foundation at Windy Knoll Farm. The event runs from 3:00-8:00 p. m. with two seatings for dinner.  Tickets are just $40 for adults, $20 for children 13-18 and free for kids under 12.  There will be local vendors, artisan and farm sponsors and antique equipment.  Buy tickets online: princewilliamfarm2table2018.eventbrite.com.

The Manassas Senior Center is looking for a volunteer to teach crafts to the members of the center each week.  Come share your love of knitting, crocheting, painting, ceramics and such with others. Please call Jan at (571) 292-5307 for more info.  They also would love a volunteer to teach Sign Language class as well.  It’s a great way to share your skill. Please call Sue at 703-792-7154 to learn more.

Youth for Tomorrow is looking for male mentors to share your time and talent with a young man. This promises to be a rewarding few hours per month. Please fill out the volunteer application: youthfortomorrow.org.

The Greater Prince William Medical Reserve Corps needs both medical and non-medical volunteers to join their ranks.  These volunteers are trained to respond to public health emergencies as well as day to day health department activities.  They offer tons of training topics to build your skillset.  Please call Isabella at (703) 792-7341 to learn more.

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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