Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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Provided by Volunteer Prince William

Volunteer Prince William compiles a list every week of the volunteer opportunities in greater Prince William.

Festivals & Walks

  • Historic Manassas needs volunteers next Saturday, Oct. 6 to help at the Manassas Jubilee Festival.  First shift is 6:45-10:00 a. m. to help direct crafters to their spot.  Second shift is 9:30 a. m.-1:00 p. m. to help at the stage check-in, and last shift is 12:30-5:00 p. m., also at the stage check-in.  Please email Melissa, melissa@historicmanassasinc.org, with your name and time you can volunteer.
  • The Autism Society of Northern Virginia needs volunteers on Saturday, Oct. 6 for their Annual Walk & Family Festival at the PWC Fairgrounds. Please email them for all the specifics: volunteer@asnv.org.
  • Keep Prince William Beautiful needs volunteers to help them at community fairs and festivals by staffing their booth for a couple of hours each day.  You’ll receive all the training and information needed. This is a fun way to get out and meet people.  Two of the dates needed are Oct. 8 and Oct. 13.  Please call Nicole to learn more at (571) 285-3772.
  • Volunteers age 12 and up needed on Prince William Recycles Day on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10:00 a. m.-2:00 p. m. 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 at info@kpwb.org for all the latest info.
  • 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.  You can sign up online at bit.ly/ALZWalkManassas or email Ben at 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 16 years old or accompanied by an adult. Please register online at greaterwashingtonheartwalk.org and click on detailed info for all the specifics.

Volunteering Outdoors

  • 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.
  • Prince William Conservation Alliance needs volunteers for the continuing buffer restoration on Minnieville Road on Oct. 20 from 10:00 a. m.-12:00 p. m.  Please RSVP to alliance@pwconserve.org.
  •  Clean up after 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. 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.

Meal Deliveries

  • The SERVE Shelter in Manassas is looking for volunteer groups to purchase, prepare and serve meals to the residents of the shelter. The dates needed are brunch on Oct. 6 and 7, and dinner on Oct. 14 and 28.  Gather up your favorite recipes and friends to share with the families at SERVE.  Please call Julie at (571) 748-2674 for more info.
  • 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. 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.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

  • CASA Children’s Intervention Services is hosting a volunteer information session on Monday, Oct. 9 at 6:00 p. m. at the Chinn Park library. Come learn about being an advocate for an abused or neglected child.  This is a wonderful program and you’ll hear firsthand from seasoned volunteers with the program. Please email Suzanne, smitchell@casacis.org,  for more info.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Soroptimists International of Manassas is hosting Family Night Out events at local restaurants this fall.  Visit Jukebox Diner in Manassas through Nov. 22 and The Bone in Old Town Manassas on 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.
  • 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.

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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