Volunteer Opportunities in Greater Prince William

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Provided by Volunteer Prince William

The American Red Cross needs volunteers on Saturday, March 11th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm in Manassas for their Home Fire Preparedness Campaign and Smoke Alarm Installation. They need lots of volunteers, especially Spanish-speaking ones, to cover the Georgetown South community. So grab a friend or family member, sign up through this link: volunteerconnection.redcross.org/?nd=form__6309

The Prince William SPCA wants to partner with area food pantries based in Houses of Worship that would like donations of pet food to support the families they serve. This partnership can help you serve the entire family!  Please contact them for more info at pwspca@pwspca.org or visit their website: pwspca.org

Catholics for Housing in Triangle is looking for adult volunteers to assist with child care while their parents attend life skills classes on Monday evenings, 7:00-8:00 p. m. beginning March 13th.  It promises to be a fun time with kids including crafts, coloring or homework tutoring. Please call Karen at (703) 221-4510 to learn more.

Embrace Treatment Foster Care Program is having their next information session on hosting a foster care child in your home on Tuesday March 14th at 6:30 p. m. at the Chinn Park Library.  Come learn how you can share your home with a child.  Please register at meetup.com/prince-william-foster-families-information-session.  Please call Gretchen at (540) 613-5120 to learn more.

Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center is having their next volunteer training on Saturday, March 25th 2:00-4:00 p. m.  Space is limited to please email Scottie at volunteer@rainbowriding.org for information on how to register.  Experience with horses is welcome but not required.  They have lots of fun jobs.  They are also having an Open House on Saturday March 18th 10:00 a. m.-2:00 p. m.

Historic Manassas is looking for volunteers to help with the Live Well Festival on Saturday April 22nd – 9:00 a. m.-2:00 p. m.  Positions include morning directional to help get vendors situated from 7am-9am. Also needed is assistance with helping set up the Farm to Table Brunch from 9:30 a. m.-12:30 p. m.  Please call Erin at (703) 361-6599 to register for this fun event.

Project Mend-a-House has partnered with George Mason to offer the POISED: Stay Active and Independent for Life group fitness program. This is a 10 week program for ages 55 and better that meets three days per week at Lutheran Church of the Covenant in Dale City on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays from 11:30 a. m. to 12:30 p. m.. It is FREE and classes can be joined up to two weeks past the start date! Contact Jodie to register: pmah.health@gmail.com or via phone at 571-494-5577.

The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights is holding Child Advocate training on April 8-9. Volunteer Child Advocates meet with detained unaccompanied immigrant children and work with Young Center attorneys to advocate for their best interests. New volunteers must speak Spanish, be 21 years or older, have their own transportation, and be willing to commit approximately one hour per week. To learn more, please email Emily at evervurg@theyoungcenter.org.

Mark your calendars for the 29th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup on Saturday April 8th – 9:00 a. m.-12:00 noon.  Come be part of this huge event for clean land, safe waters and healthy lives sponsored by the Alice Ferguson Foundation.  Please visit their website at potomaccleanup.org to see all the locations and continuing opportunities throughout the month of April.  Last year 9,465 volunteers removed 300,000 pounds of trash from the watershed! Please call Hannah at (202) 417-3524 to learn more.

How would you like to take a two-hour lunch and do super stuff in that time?  Being a Meals on Wheels volunteer driver to deliver a noon meal to homebound seniors is just the answer! Come be part of this wonderful team of volunteers who go out five days a week to share a warm meal and a friendly face.  Volunteers are needed on both sides of the community, either picking up at the Woodbridge Senior Center or the Manassas Senior Center.  This super activity only takes two hours or so making it perfect for a professional who can flex out of work for these two hours. You pick the day of the week or month best for your schedule! Please give Melodee a call at (703) 792-4583 to learn more.

The Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference is May 16-17 in Richmond.  This is a fun, worthwhile opportunity for volunteer managers from across the Commonwealth.  It offers workshops, networking events and opportunities for service.  You don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn from or share with others.  Please visit their website to learn more: virginiaservice.virginia.gov.  This conference is a bargain so come invest in your professional development.

If you are looking for other opportunities, please don’t forget to call the wonderful team at Volunteer Prince William.  Jan can help you with the Retired and Senior Volunteer (RSVP) opportunities at (703) 369-5292 ext. 1, Shelley can help with any individual or group project and send you weekly updates if you’d like.  Shelley is at (703) 369-5292 ext. 0, and Bonnie can help you with opportunities available in Disaster Preparedness at (703) 369-5292 ext. 3.  Please visit our website: volunteerprincewilliam.org.  Thanks so much for all you do in our community.

 

 

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