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Keep Prince William Beautiful

Keep Prince William Beautiful has a new opportunity for Litter Warriors! Join other PWC residents in helping track where litter is gathering in our beautiful community. Download the Marine Debris Tracker App on your iPhone or Android. Select Keep Prince William Beautiful as your List, log the litter you find, clean it up and properly dispose of it (if you can). Anyone can help and you get to enjoy some fresh air while helping the environment! Please email [email protected] or call 571.285.3772 to learn more.

Medical Reserve Corps

Medical Reserve Corps has an urgent need for volunteers to help in the fight against COVID-19. Many volunteers are needed across the state and locally to provide support for the expected surge in hospitals and long-term care facilities. Volunteers with healthcare experience are especially needed, but they will accept non-medical volunteers in a variety of other skill sets as well. Please fill out an online application at vdh.virginia.gov/mrc/. Questions? Please email [email protected] for more information.

Volunteer at ACTS

ACTS wants to know, are you ready to get out of the house and back into the world? Their Hunger Prevention Center needs help in the distribution side on Wednesdays and Fridays, in the receiving side Monday-Friday, and drivers to pick up donations from grocery stores on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Note: All volunteers must complete and submit the online volunteer application found at actspwc.org/ prior to volunteering. Please contact Shirley at [email protected] or call 703.441.8606 ext. 212 for more information on how you can get involved.

Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is searching for volunteers to lead facilitation of existing support and early stage groups in Manassas once the pandemic subsides. Volunteer Support Group and Early Stage Facilitators help group participants develop coping methods and encourage caregivers and family members to maintain their personal, physical and emotional health. Support groups provide a place for friends and family to share valuable information, caregiving tips and concerns about their loved ones with Alzheimer’s. Experience working with Alzheimer’s patients is desirable; training is provided. Please email [email protected] to learn more.

BEACON

BEACON is looking for Virtual Instructors for their three-week Summer Conversation classes, July 6 through 24. Classes meet every Monday and Wednesday, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., and Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to provide small group instruction to English for Speaker of Other Languages (ESOL). No second language or teaching experience is required. Free professional-level training is provided. Schedules are flexible.

Volunteers are also needed as Virtual Technology Facilitators for their three-week summer conversation classes. Technology facilitators will provide technical support for the ESOL online classes two to four hours a week. If you have basic computer skills, are comfortable with using Zoom, and would like to be a part of a team to help make a difference in your community, please call 571.422.2242 or email [email protected] to hear more about these exciting and rewarding opportunities.

Foster Parents

For Children’s Sake is looking for foster parents to provide a loving and stable home for youth in foster care. FCS trains and supports all families ongoing before, during and after foster youth are in your home. FCS is looking for foster parents to take children as both short- and long-term placements. They are planning to hold virtual training in early July. Please call Kelley at 703.817.9890 or email [email protected] for more information.

Food Drive for House of Mercy

You can hold a food drive and help House of Mercy re-stock their bare food pantry shelves! They have seen a big increase in clients seeking food assistance and urgently need donations of nonperishable items such as veggies, soups, mac and cheese, canned meats, etc. to re-stock their shelves. It’s so easy to conduct a food drive, even during this pandemic, and you’ll be helping to feed hungry families! Please call 703.579.0279 or email [email protected] to learn how you can help.

Manassas Park City Hall

Manassas Park City Hall needs adult volunteers to assist visitors as the building reopens. Shifts are weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Duties include ensure social distancing, escort visitors to destinations, ask health screening questions and take temperatures using touchless thermometers. This opportunity will take place both inside and outside. Volunteers must bring their own face mask; hand sanitizer will be available. To register, please create an account at volunteerprincewilliam.org, then go into the opportunity to Respond to that opportunity. When responding, please specify the day(s) and shift(s) you are interested in.

Prince William Food Rescue

Prince William Food Rescue (PWFR) urgently needs volunteers as the program has taken on the responsibility of delivering food to both ACTS and SERVE homebound clients. Home food deliveries are no contact and follow social distancing guidelines. PWFR is an app-based program enabling volunteers to pick up viable, close to expiration food from supermarkets, restaurants, food pantries, etc., and then deliver it to a program that can immediately use the food. More info on PWFR may be found at pwfoodrescue.org/. Please contact Shirley at [email protected] or call 703.441.8606 ext. 212 for more information.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is collecting items for seniors and vulnerable populations. You can help by creating care packages from the security of your own home and safely dropping items at their Woodbridge location. Food items such as canned soups/other dry or canned foods are requested. Non-food items such as socks, toiletries, diapers/baby wipes and sanitizing supplies are also needed. Donated items can be dropped off at 1483 Old Bridge Road, Suite 102, Woodbridge. Please email Angela or call 202.345.2238 to learn more.

StreetLight Community Ministries

StreetLight Community Ministries urgently needs donations of nonperishable food for their Food Pantry so they can continue giving aid to our homeless and impoverished neighbors. Donations will be accepted every Tuesday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Please email [email protected] to learn more.

 

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