Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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Volunteer Prince William has compiled this list of just a few of the volunteer opportunities available throughout the Prince William Region:

Saved Hands Foundation is collecting school supplies for kids in the Woodbridge area on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at the Potomac Community Library from 12:00 noon-3:30 p. m. They would greatly appreciate loose leaf paper, binders, composition books, spiral notebooks and pencil holders.  It’s a great way to send a child off with a couple of the basics to make him successful in school.

Agape Love in Action will be collecting items for the homeless on Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Wal-Mart in Haymarket, 9:00 a. m.-6:00 p. m.  The supplies needed include travel size crackers, fruit snacks, wipes, cough drops, socks, tissues, tooth paste, toothbrushes, band aids and chapstick to fill their Hope in a Bag with just a few simple treats.

The Prince William Humane Society needs volunteers to provide pet care on Saturday and Sunday evenings, 5:30-7:30 p. m. at their new facility in Dumfries.  Please call Jillian for more info at (703) 634-0880.

Attention golfers! Serve our Willing Warriors invites you to their golf tournament on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at Westfields Golf Club in Clifton. This is a great way to gather your friends and enjoy the day for a great cause.  It includes golf, breakfast, lunch, prizes and gifts for just $200/ player.  Please register online: willingwarriors.org/golf.

Historic Manassas needs volunteers age 21+ for the Annual Bands, Brews and Barbeque on Saturday, Sept. 8. There are two shifts so you can help and then enjoy the rest of the day.  Please email Melissa for all the specifics: melissa@historicmanassasinc.org.

John Jenkins invites golfers to the Inaugural Fore the Kids Golf Tournament on Monday, Oct. 22 at Old Hickory Club for the benefit of the Boys & Girls Club. Shotgun start at 12:30 p. m., post- tournament awards banquet, silent/live auction, raffles and prizes.  Please email Nadia for more info: npedersen@bgcgw.org.

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 12 and up. 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, Sept. 2, Sept. 3, and Sept. 23, as well as dinner on Aug. 12. Sept. 3, Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Sept. 23, and Sept. 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.

Virginia Cooperative Extension invites you to their next Understanding Your Credit Score seminar on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at the Sudley North Government Center in Manassas, 6:30-8:30 p. m.  Please register online at bit.ly/understandandimprovecredit.  They are also 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 seven weeks.  Registration is $60 for course materials and background check.  Please register online: pwcgov.org/money.

Keep Prince William Beautiful needs volunteers at community fairs and festivals to staff 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. 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.

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 set-up, 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.

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.  It promises to fun for the entire family.  You can 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.

By Prince William Living


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