Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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Volunteer Prince William has compiled this list of a few of the volunteer opportunities throughout Greater Prince William:

SERVE in Manassas urgently needs volunteer groups (minimum age 16) to purchase, prepare and serve a meal at the SERVE Family Shelter.  Dates meals are needed are Sept. 2, Sept. 3, Sept. 9 and Sept. 23.  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 also need brunch and dinner served on various weekend dates in October.  Please call Julie for more info at (571) 748-2674 or email jrmartinez@nvfs.org.

Soroptimists International of Manassas is hosting Family Night Out events at local restaurants this fall.  Visit Jukebox Diner in Manassas Aug. 23-Nov. 22, Foster’s Grille in Old Town Manassas Sept. 27 and The Bone in Old Town Manassas Oct. 25 – a portion of your receipt will help this organization with their scholarship fund.  It’s a great way to get out of fixing dinner and support a worthy cause!  Please email vlatimer6069@gmail.com for more information.

Keep Prince William Beautiful needs volunteers to help them at community fairs and festivals by manning their booth 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.  Please call Nicole to learn the dates volunteers are needed and more at (571) 285-3772.

Historic Manassas needs 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.

Give the gift of literacy to local adults!  Literacy Volunteers of America-Prince William is seeking volunteer tutors.  Previous experience is not necessary.  The next Tutor Training Workshop is Sept. 8 from 8:45 a. m.-4:00 p. m. and Sept. 22 from 9:00 a. m.-12:00 p. m.  Attendance both days is required.  Please register at (703) 670-5702 or lvapw@aol.com.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is hosting the Manassas Out of the Darkness Walk Sept. 9 at Harris Pavilion.  They’re in need of volunteers who can help load a truck on Sept. 8 at their storage facility in Fairfax, as well as provide support on walk day.  To help with loading, please email Chair.ManassasWalk@gmail.com.  To volunteer the day of the walk, please visit bit.ly/2Am67dE and click on the sign up link under Volunteer Opportunities.

Have fun and support a affordable housing!  Habitat for Humanity Prince William County is this year’s beneficiary of the Friends of Lou Maroon 25th Golf Celebration hosted by the Manassas Rotary Club on Sept. 10 at Evergreen Country Club. Play golf or volunteer!  For details, visit habitatpwc.org, call (703) 369-6708 or email info@habitatpwc.org.

On Sept. 11, AARP Foundation will be in Washington, D.C. to host their annual Summer of Service to Seniors℠ Meal Pack Challenge on the National Mall.  This family-friendly event will rally thousands of volunteers to pack a million meals for distribution to struggling seniors in the Washington, D.C. area.  It’s an excellent team-building opportunity, as well as a chance to give back to the community and help struggling older neighbors.  For more information, please contact Dave at dgranholm@aarp.org or visit mealpackchallenge.org to register.

Attention golfers! Serve our Willing Warriors invites you to their golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 17 (New Date) at Westfields Golf Club in Clifton.  This is a great way to gather your friends and enjoy the day in support of our veterans.  It includes golf, breakfast, lunch, prizes and gifts for just $200/ player.  Please register online at willingwarriors.org/golf.

Prince William Forest Park is hosting two fun events:  Heritage Fest Sept. 15 at Cabin Camp 4 from 11:00 a. m.-5:00 p. m. and National Public Lands Day Sept. 22, 8:30 a. m.-1:00 p. m. at Cabin Camp 2.  Volunteers for Sept. 15 can be any age; volunteers for Sept. 22 must be at least 10 years old.  Please email Kerri at kerri_syrus@nps.gov to learn how you can help.

Hylton Performing Arts Center is hosting Songwriting Series for Military Children, a three-part series of music and songwriting. Scheduled dates are Sept. 22, Oct. 6 and Oct. 20, 1:00-3:00 p. m. each day.  The workshop is free and open to military children ages 8-17.  Kids can create their own song during the series and share it at Celebrating Veterans and the Arts at the Hylton Center on Nov. 10.  No prior experience necessary, and what a great way to honor our veterans!  Please visit HyltonCenter.org/veterans for more information and to register.

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 ages 12 and up.  Please visit their website for all the specifics at sjgfoundation.org.

Mark your calendars for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, Oct. 20 in Historic Downtown Manassas.  Volunteers are needed for set-up, 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.

ACTS is seeking volunteer groups of all sizes to assist with ongoing landscaping and beautification of the Beverly Warren Emergency Shelter.  Weekday/weekend opportunities are available.  It’s a wonderful team project for your office, and a great way to give back to the community!  Please visit actspwc.org, click on Volunteer and fill out a group application for consideration, or contact Tamika at tmartin2@actspwc.org to learn more.

Looking for an end of summer project?  The good folks at House of Mercy have a desperate need for food donations of canned soups/tuna/chicken, pasta/pasta sauce, cereal, diced tomatoes, canned veggies, canned fruits, peanut butter, and mac & cheese. Food can be dropped off Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a. m.-5:00 p. m. and 10:00 a. m.- 7:00 p. m. on Wednesday at 8170 Flannery Court, Manassas.  Please call (703) 659-1636 to learn more.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program 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.

If you’re an administrative genius, Streetlight Community Ministries wants to meet you!  They have an urgent need for volunteer office workers on weekdays to help with basic admin duties, along with those fun, last-minute projects that always spring up.  Not only will you be supporting the staff, you’ll also be helping to support the homeless clients Streetlight serves; a win-win all around!  Please email cbenner@thestreetlight.org to learn how you can make a difference.

Youth for Tomorrow is looking for male mentors to share their time and talent with a young man.  This promises to be a rewarding few hours per month, providing male youth with a positive role model to emulate.  Please fill out the volunteer application at 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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