Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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Volunteer Prince William has compiled this list of volunteer opportunities throughout greater Prince William:

Georgetown South Community Center urgently needs your help to make this coming school year a success for their low-income kids. Donations of basic school supplies (paper, pencils/pens, pencil boxes, erasers, backpacks, etc.) are needed for all grade levels.  Starting the year with all the right tools enhances the child’s school experience and provides a successful start.  Please email Meg at mcarroll@georgetownsouth.org to learn more about how you can help these kids start the 2018-2019 school year on the right foot.

Virginia Cooperative Extension invites you to their next Understanding Your Credit Score seminar on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at the Sudley North Center, 6:30-8:30 p. m.  Please register online:  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 one evening a week for seven weeks.  Registration is $60 for course materials and background check.  Please register online:  pwcgov.org/money.

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.  Two shifts available, 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.

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 $40 for adults, $20 for children 13-18, Free for kids under 12.  There will be local vendors, artisan and farm sponsors and antique equipment.  Fun for the entire family!  Purchase tickets online:  princewilliamfarm2table2018.eventbrite.com.

Keep Prince William Beautiful needs volunteers to help them at community fairs and festivals by manning their both for a couple of hours each day.  You’ll receive all the training and information needed and this is 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.

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.

SERVE in Manassas has an urgent need for volunteer groups (minimum age 18) 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 and dinner served on various weekend dates in September.  Please call Julie for more info at (571) 748-2674.

Historic Manassas needs 55 volunteers age 21+ for the 8th Annual Bands, Brews and Barbeque on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 8:30 a. m.-6:00 p. m. 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.

Prince William Forest Park is looking for volunteers for their Heritage Fest event scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15 at Cabin Camp 4 from 11:00 a. m.-5:00 p. m.  This is a super fun, family-friendly event!  Volunteers are needed to help with parking, information booth, hayrides, crafts, games, etc.  Two shifts are available so you enjoy the event, 10:00 a. m.-2:00 p. m. and 2:00 p. m.-6:00 p. m.  It’s a great volunteer opportunity for all – kids are welcome to help!  Please email Kerri at kerri_syrus@nps.gov to learn how you can help.

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.

Mark your calendars for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, Oct. 20 in Historic Downtown Manassas.  Volunteers are needed for setup, refreshments, advocacy, finish line brigade and route monitoring.  You can sign up online at bit.ly/ALZWalkManassas or email Ben: bedonnelly@alz.org to learn more.

The wonderful folks at BEACON for Adult Literacy are recruiting volunteers to become ESOL instructors for small group instruction in the Manassas area.  No second language or teaching experience required; free training is provided.  Volunteers teach two to four hours per week.  Classes are offered 9:30-11:30 a. m. (Monday through Friday), and 7:00 p. m.-9:00 p. m. (Tuesday and Thursday).  Please call (703) 368-7491.

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.  They’re also in urgent need of volunteers who can foster homeless animals.  Short-term and weekend fosters can also help!  Please call Jillian for more info at (703) 634-0880, ext. 103.

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.

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.

If you are looking for other opportunities, please call Volunteer Prince William, (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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