Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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Provided by Volunteer Prince William

Every week, Volunteer Prince William provides a list of the volunteer opportunities in Greater Prince William. Here are just a few:

Festivals & Walks

Historic Manassas needs volunteers for their Steins, Wines & Spirits event on Saturday, Sept. 29.  They have three shifts available – 7:30-10:00 a. m., 11:00 a. m.-3:00 p. m. and 2:00-5:00 p. m. so you can volunteer and then enjoy.  Please email Melissa@historicmanassasinc.org for all the specifics..

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, princewilliamhalfmarathon.com.

The Autism Society of Northern Virginia needs volunteers on Saturday, Oct. 6 for their Annual Walk & Family Festival at the Prince William County Fairgrounds. Please email them for the specifics: volunteer@asnv.org.

Prince William Recycles Day on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10:00 a. m.-2:00 p. m. needs volunteers ages 12 and up to help with all the fun activities.  This is a great teen project! Please contact Keep Prince William Beautiful at (571) 285-3772 or via email, info@kpwb.org, for all the latest info.

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 bedonnelly@alz.org to learn more.

The Greater Washington Heart Walk needs volunteers on Nov. 3 on the Mall as course marshal, set-up, sponsor assistance and more.  Volunteers must be over 16 years old or accompanied by an adult. Please register online at greaterwashingtonheartwalk.org and click on detailed info for all the specifics.

Outdoor Work

Hurricane Florence is at the top of everyone’s mind along the east coast.  The Cape Fear Volunteer Center in Wilmington, North Carolina will be managing volunteers when it is safe to proceed. If you are interested in clearing debris, serving food, transporting supplies, answering phones and mucking out basements then please register on their website, capefearvolunteercenter.org. PLEASE DO NOT SELF DEPLOY!  Keep the first responders safe and wait to be called.  This is going to be a very long recovery.

Prince William Conservation Alliance needs volunteers for the continuing buffer restoration on Minnieville Road on Sept. 26, Oct. 3. Oct. 10, and Oct. 20 from 10:00 a. m.-12:00 p. m.  Please RSVP to alliance@pwconserve.org.

Prince William County Public Works needs volunteers on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 8:00 a. m. for a clean-up event at the Neabsco Creek Wetlands. Equipment and beverages provided;  please wear comfortable boots or shoes, dress for the weather, bring gloves and safety goggles. This is a very rewarding environmental project.  Please call (703) 499-9812 to register.

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 more at (571) 285-3772.

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.

Providing & Delivering Meals

The SERVE Shelter in Manassas is looking for volunteer groups to purchase, prepare and serve meals to the residents of the shelter. Gather up your favorite recipes and friends to share with the families at SERVE.  Please call Julie at (571) 748-2674 for more information and the dates available.

Meals on Wheels needs volunteers to deliver noon meals to homebound seniors throughout the community.  These meals are delivered Monday-Friday, no weekends, holidays or during periods of inclement weather. It takes about two hours to do your route and certainly can pick your day.  This is a perfect job if you can take some extra time at lunch.  Please call Melodee at (703) 792-4583 to learn more.

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.

Holiday Programs

The Salvation Army is gearing up for their Angel Tree Program this fall.  Volunteers are needed to register families for just two hours a day on Oct. 9, 10, 11 and 15 at their Lake Ridge location.  Please contact Shawnte Brown at (703) 580-8991 for more information.

Supporting a Cause

Soroptimists International of Manassas is hosting Family Night Out events at local restaurants this fall.  Visit Jukebox Diner in Manassas through Nov. 22, Foster’s Grille in Historic Downtown Manassas Sept. 27 and The Bone in Historic Downtown 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.


The Ole Virginia Hams Amateur Radio Club kicks off their next training series on Sept. 27 at 7:00 p. m.  This one-hour online series is held every Thursday evening for eight weeks. The training is free but you’ll need to buy the manual.  Please email Mark, wa4kfz@cox.net, for more information.

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 Nov. 3, 8:45 a. m.-4:00 p. m. and Nov. 17, 9:00 a. m.-12:00 p. m.  Attendance both days is required.  Please register at (703) 670-5702 or lvapw@aol.com.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

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’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.

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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