Provided by Volunteer Prince William
Volunteer Prince William maintains a list of the volunteer opportunities available throughout greater Prince William. Every week, they issue a call to action, listing current opportunities.
Merrimac Farm invites you to the next Bird Walk on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 11:00 a.m. Please dress for the weather and bring binoculars and cameras. Please RSVP for this event.
Prince William Conservation Alliance will be holding a Minnieville Buffer Workday on Aug. 24, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Meet at the intersection of Minnieville Road and Colby Drive in the parking lot of K9 Gunner Dog Park. Please dress for outdoors – long pants, sturdy shoes, and a hat. They have gloves and garden tools, or you can bring your own. Bring along a smile and bottled water! To register, please email [email protected].
Habitat for Humanity invites all golfers to the 26th Annual Lou Maroon Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, Sept. 9 at Evergreen Country Club. Fee is just $150 per player for teams of four players, Captains Choice format. Registration includes, greens fee, cart, complimentary beverages, goody bag, lunch, practice range and balls and awards banquet with dinner. Please email [email protected] to learn more.
Habitat for Humanity also needs volunteers to help with the Lou Maroon Golf Tournament. Three shifts available: 9:00 a.m., 12:00 noon and 2:30 p.m. Duties include event setup, registration, and run contests during the event. Please sign up on Habitat’s Volunteer Calendar. Call 703.369.6708 or email [email protected] for more information.
Carried to Full Term invites you to their 5K and 1 mile fun run on Saturday, Sept. 7 in Gainesville. Come support their mentoring and housing services to pregnant moms. Please visit their website to learn more and register for the run. They also need volunteers age 13+ with a parent to help that day!
Save the Date of Sept. 8 to Walk to Fight Suicide in Manassas. Please register at afsp.org/Manassas.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Saturday, Oct. 19 in Manassas. Volunteers are needed to help with set up, clean up, refreshments, advocacy, route monitoring or the finish line brigade. Gather your friends and families to join in the event. Please email Ben to learn more.
Working with Youth and Children
The Chinn Center needs volunteers on Sunday, Sept. 15 for their 6th Annual Kids Triathlon. Kids start in the pool with laps and move out to the bike course and then end on the run course. Volunteer positions include keeping the kids safe and on course. The event starts at 7:00 a.m.; volunteers need to report by 6:15 a.m. Teens age 14+ are very welcome for this event! Please call Beverly at (703) 792-8616 for more info.
Girls on the Run Northern Virginia is looking for volunteer coaches for the Fall 2019 season. You will be trained to facilitate the easy to follow curriculum with small groups of girls in grades 3-8, twice a week for 10 weeks. The program runs from Sept. 23-Nov. 24 to inspire girls to be strong, confident and healthy. Please email Meagan to learn more.
Food and Meal Delivery
Prince William Food Rescue is up and running and needs your help to pick up donated food and deliver it no more than five miles or 20 minutes. To be a Food Rescue hero, all you have to do is download the app to your phone and complete your profile. The app alerts you that there is a food rescue and you can claim it if convenient. How cool to have an opportunity to share leftover food with an entity that can use it! Please visit their website to learn more.
House of Mercy’s food pantry is very low. Please pick up an extra few items for them when shopping. Food items most needed are fresh fruit and vegetables, meat and dairy products, spaghetti, mac and cheese, canned soup, vegetables, beans and olive or vegetable oil. They are located at 8170 Flannery Court, Manassas, which is right off Wellington Road. Volunteers are also needed in both the pantry and thrift store. Please register online.
Food for Others needs volunteers to pick fresh fruit and vegetables at the Hollin Farm to distribute to families in need. They work every Sunday through Oct. 20. Please visit foodforothers.org/ and click on the rotator slide for Hollins Farm to sign up.
BEACON for Adult Literacy has an urgent need for volunteer instructors for Thursday mornings 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. starting Aug. 27. Please call Jessica at (703) 368-7491 to join this great team.
Catholic Charities needs volunteers to teach English, citizenship, GED and computer classes at their Hogar Center in Manassas. They also have a need for math, science and social studies teachers. Come be part of their team giving families a better opportunity for success. Please call Emily at (703) 851-6388 to learn more.
The Kennedy Center needs volunteers for their REACH Opening Festival Sept. 8 to 22. This festival will offer 16 days of free activities to engage visitors with the arts. Please visit their website for all the specifics.
Virginia Cooperative Extension is starting their new volunteer training to become a Master Financial Educator on Oct. 1. Please visit their website to learn about this wonderful program of empowering people in financial management.
The American Red Cross is recruiting volunteers to help with blood drives, present disaster preparedness to elementary age kids, promote Red Cross school clubs and supporting other volunteers in the community. Please call (703) 584-8444 to learn more.
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is looking for volunteers age 55+ to drive veterans or spouses to their doctors’ appointments. 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.
Soles4Souls collects new and gently worn shoes to create sustainable jobs around the world. Drop off points are the DSW Shoe Store in Woodbridge and Gainesville, Core Effects Personal Training in Woodbridge and Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Triangle. Please visit their website to see all the cool stuff they are doing.
Serve Our Willing Warriors needs volunteers to assist with House Preparation for the Warrior Retreat on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. This is a great way to give families a fresh start to their retreat stay. Please email them to learn more.
The National Museum of the United States Army is looking for individuals age 18+ who are passionate about the U.S. Army and sharing the stories of the men and women who have worn the Army uniform throughout our nation’s history. Although the museum doesn’t open until 2020, there will be a variety of volunteer opportunities, such as visitor services, special events, tours, education, gardening, and administration. Specific educational degrees or work experience aren’t required. All are encouraged to apply to volunteer at nmusa.volunteerportal.org.
If you are looking for other opportunities, please call Volunteer Prince William at (703) 369-5292 or visit the website. Thanks so much for all you do in our community!