Volunteer Prince William February Opportunities

1.) The Northern Virginia Long Term Care Ombudsman program is looking for volunteers to advocate for seniors living in various nursing and assisted living facilities. It's a great way to help improve their quality of life. You will receive all the needed training to make a difference. Please call Lisa at (703) 324-5422 to register for the next training
2.) Come be part of our Disaster stand-by volunteer group so we can call on you to help when needed.  Whether it’s cleaning up after floods and storms or aiding neighbors with supplies, we would love to have you join us. Please email Bonnie at: bnahas@volunteerprincewilliam.org for more information or to join the group.   
3.) The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is looking for more seniors to be tutors in the elementary schools throughout the community. If you’re age 55 and older and would like to help a little person to improve their reading and math skills then this is the perfect job for you. Please call Coleen at (703) 369-5292 ext. 207 to learn more.
4.) ACTS Food Pantry in Dumfries needs volunteers in the pantry and out picking up donations from the community on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings and Tuesday afternoon. Please call Taylor at (703) 221-3186 ext. 240 or visit their website for an application at: actspwc.org
5.) Birmingham Green has many volunteer opportunities for you to interact with the senior’s one on one including playing games, taking a walk, reading to them or having lunch with them. Please call Zachary at (703) 257-6252 to learn more about all the ways you can brighten the day of a senior.
6.) PALS provide friendly visitors to adult survivors of brain injury. Volunteers are needed here in the community. Please call Michelle at (703) 451-8881 ext. 232 to share a little of your time with another.
7.) Prince William SPCA has several ongoing volunteer opportunities including our Petfinder project, monthly Neuter Commuter events, and our upcoming adoption events with the PAW express adoption van.  If you'd like to volunteer, please go to our website at www.pwspca.org and fill out a volunteer application.
8.) The Holiday project is looking for volunteers to visit individuals in hospitals, nursing homes, shelters and long-term care facilities on all the holidays. Please visit their website for more information at: www.holidayproject.org or call Robin at (703) 370-0370 to learn more about their good work throughout the year.

9.) The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteer drivers to shuttle cancer patients to and from their treatments throughout Northern Virginia. This wonderful program is called the Road to Recovery program. The training can be done on-line so all you need is a good driving record, insurance and a reliable car to give someone the ride of their life. Please call JoAnn at (703) 938-5550 for more information and to get started with this needed service for our neighbors.

10.) SERVE needs volunteers to help them screen families for eligibility in the SNAP food stamp program. They just need you one day a week during traditional business hours. This program is so helpful to many families, please email Gail at:  ghkomro@nvfs.org to learn more.
11.) The House of Mercy needs volunteers to help at the thrift Store in Manassas to sort clothes or help donors unload their car. Great job for teens age 14 and above and fun place to be. The Thrift Store is open Monday-Saturday.  If retail is not your thing what about helping folks with their language skills? House of Mercy is also in need of English as a Second Language (ESL) instructors at their Manassas location. Please call Ann at (703) 659-1636 for more information.
12.) Please take a few moments to prepare your household for power outages. Please visit www.ready.gov for lots of good information.
13.) The RSVP Program is running a store for pregnant teens and is in need of donated baby items, specifically new born to size 5 baby diapers, wipes and baby lotion and wash.  Drop off your donations at the Volunteer Prince William office at 9248 Center Street, Manassas.
14.) The Clock Tower Thrift Shop in Centreville needs help sorting and organizing donations, ensuring the shopping area is organized and assisting customers with their purchases. This is a great group opportunity! Volunteers age 12-15 may volunteer if accompanied by a parent or guardian. The Thrift Shop is open 7 days a week and is open until 8pm during the week! The Thrift Shop benefits all programs of Northern Virginia Family Service. Please call (703)219-2193 for more information.

15.) Are you age 55 and older and already volunteer in the community? Then we hope you will join the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). This program brings together individuals age 55 and older to volunteer anywhere you already volunteer and provides for a small gas mileage stipend to offset these horrible gas prices. It also provides a wonderful supplemental Insurance program, fun activities and recognition events. But most importantly, allows us to capture specifically the value of your service in our community. Please come join us and be counted! Please call Coleen at (703) 369-5292 ext. 207 to learn more.  
16.) Special Olympics Prince William invites you to either Woodbridge or Manassas Applebee’s with a Dining-To Donate Flyer on Thursday, February 16th to raise funds for this wonderful cause. You can find a printable version of the Applebee’s Dining-to-Donate flyer at: www.pwsova.org/pswo under the Upcoming Events section.
17.) INOVA VNA Home Health Care reach out every day to homebound patients with needed health services. Volunteers are needed throughout the community as friendly visitors to provide companionship or maybe doing a little something around their house. Training is provided. Please call Marion at (703) 916-2885 for more information.
18.) Those super kids are doing super stuff with the Joe 15 Team. Bring your energy, spirit and leadership skills to the table and work on that volunteering resume for college at the same time. Please call Debbie at (703) 895-1606 or check out the website: www.thejoe15team.org to learn more.
19.) The Manassas Park Police Department is looking for volunteers in a number of positions. Come be part of their Volunteers in Police Service Program. You could be working in fleet management, data entry, FOIA requests, administrative assistance, accreditation or crime prevention. Please call Lt. Roberts at (703) 361-1136 to learn more.
20.) OAR of Fairfax is seeking volunteers as mentors to help inmates at the county jail think through past choices and guide them in making better future choices. Training is provided and each Mentor is assigned one Mentee of the same gender. Please contact Allyson at 703-246-3139 for more information.

21.) Guiding Eyes for the Blind are looking for puppy raisers. This lovely organization places puppies in homes where they learn obedience, good house manners and socialization. And because these puppies will be the life line for another throughout their lives, it doesn’t matter if you are single or live in an apartment or home or have lots of members of you family or for that matter have any experience with dogs. For more information please visit their website at: www.guidingeyes.org or email Beth at:bethsalvaggio@comcast.net.
22.) The Alzheimer’s Association offer support groups for anyone caring for an elder with this challenging disease. The groups provide a place for you to share information, get tips or to learn more about the journey your loved one is traveling. These groups meet at Westminster at Lake Ridge, Caton Merchant House, Manassas St Thomas, Sudley North Government Building, the Woodbridge Senior Center and the Old Bridge United Methodist Church. To find the exact times for each please call the helpline at (703) 359-4440.
23.) The Prince William Clean Community Council is looking for six volunteers to join them for a Keep America Beautiful Litter Survey. This would be a great job for a retired person. A van is provided to drive the group of volunteers throughout Prince William County while they complete a litter survey form.  The date is to be determined but the hours will be 9am to 12pm and lunch is provided! Call Kayne at 571-285-3772.

24.) The Greater Prince William Medical Reserve Corps is in need of health professionals and community members to volunteer for upcoming events such as health outreach and first aid tents. The unit will play a huge role in upcoming functional exercises, assistance for the Civil War reenactment, and other community events.  After registering and attending orientation, volunteers can register for training in emergency preparedness, disaster behavioral health, CPR/AED, first-aid, and others. Please email Bobbi at bobbi.steneck@vdh.virginia.gov  for more information or you can apply online at their website, www.vdh.virginia.gov/mrc/princewilliammrc
25.) The Prince William Clean Community Council is looking for volunteers to be part of the recycling speaker’s bureau.  You’ll have all the tools to reach all aspects of the community whether it’s in the schools or at varies organizations and community groups. Call Kayne at 571-285-3772 to learn more.
26.) Project Mend a House is looking for volunteers in both the office and out in the community. There are lots of ways to help this wonderful organization besides with the hammer in your hand. Please call Andrea at (703) 792-7663 to learn more.

27.) The Greater Prince William Community Health Center is growing. Volunteers are needed during traditional business hours to help with administrative tasks. This is a busy place is a real resume builder and the perfect job for volunteers who are bi-lingual and have some health care experience. Volunteers are also needed with special projects and fun events. Please visit their website at: GPWCHC.org or email them at info@GPWhealthcenter.org to learn more. 
28.) The Calvary Counseling Center in Manassas needs volunteers to help with basic office duties. This is a lively office. Please call Dr. Chambers at 703-530-9800 to learn more about this wonderful organization and their volunteer needs.  
29.) Blue Ridge Assistance dogs in Manassas would love your help with general office tasks as well as simple correspondence. Please call Rose at (703) 330-9184 for more information.

30.) The Juvenile Detention Center is looking for licenses barber to come in once or twice a month to cut the boys hair. There are usually 5-8 boys in need of your services each week. Please call Jayne at (703) 791-3559 to help out.
31.) The Manassas Museum is looking for weekend volunteers to greet visitors, serve as docents and sharing our rich history. You’ll receive all the training to make this a wonderful experience. Please call Lisa at (703) 257-8407 to learn more

32.) SERVE needs your help with food donations. It’s been a busy few months and the shelves are bare.  Top needs include canned veggies, dry cereal, canned meats, pasta, sauces, rice, applesauce and canned fruit. Please deliver the food to the pantry during traditional business hours or give Karen a call at (703) 367-6726 for more info.

33.) The Don Bosco Center in Manassas needs your help with the after school program. Volunteers work with kids in grades 5 and up with homework and sports and in the computer lab. Please email Father Ramon at:frramon@gmail.com to learn more.
34.) The Woodbridge Dance Company is looking for volunteers to serve on their Board of directors and committees. Meetings are monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. This is a wonderful way to offer your leadership in forwarding the mission of this lovely arts organization. Please call Catherine at (703) 670-7884 to learn more.
35.) Birthright of Manassas has expanded their office hours to include Saturdays. Volunteers are needed to help in the office most days. This program offers free pregnancy testing and support services to moms and babies. Please call (703) 361-9769 to join the great group of volunteers.
36.) The Manassas Chapter of Families Anonymous is in need of a mature bilingual (English/Spanish) individual or couple who can help them with a 12 Step Program for other Spanish Speakers desperately in need of this program. 12 Step Programs are so important to families experiencing problems with loved ones that have alcohol and drug abuse issues. Strongly prefer an individual that may have their own personal struggles with a loved one. Please call Pat at (703) 928-9385.
37.) The Manassas Elks Lodge needs volunteers on Tuesday and Wednesday nights at their Bingo Kitchen from 5:30-9:30pm. This is a wonderful way for teens to complete their volunteer requirements or for adults looking to meet new neighbors. Duties include taking food orders, delivering sandwiches and such to bingo players and light set-up and cleaning. Please call Chetta at (703) 856-7717 to learn more.
38.) Prince William County Division of Historic Preservation is looking for enthusiastic tour guides for the beautiful Ben Lomond house in Manassas. This is a wonderful way to learn more about our local treasures. Tours are offered Thursday-Monday from May-October. Please call Bill at (703) 367-7872 to learn more.
39.) The Disaster Preparedness Community Outreach program teaches all aspects of our community to be prepared for incidents that can affect lives. Volunteers are needed to visit schools, adult living communities, shelters and neighborhoods to share the message. This is the perfect way to learn more about your community and meet new people. Please call Bonnie at (703) 369-5292 ext. 202 to learn more.

40.) The Rippon Lodge Historic Site in Woodbridge needs volunteers to be docents and tour guides, assisting with special events and as a gardener. This is a wonderful way to learn more about your rich history and have lots of fun. Please email Karen at:kfossum@pwcgov.org to learn more.
41.) The Community health center needs a licensed Pharmacist to check potential drug interactions and label medications for clients of the Medication Access Program. This fabulous facility is in Woodbridge and is perfect for you with a flexible schedule. Please call Navara at (703) 219-2193 to learn more.
42.) The Prince William Clean Community Council is looking for volunteers to help with their Storm Drain Labeling Program. Help keep pollution from entering our waterways!  Call Kayne at 571-285-3772.
43.) ACTS Helpline needs new volunteers to man their 24 hr. helpline. You’ll receive 40 hours of training for this very special job. Please call James at (703) 221-1144 to learn more.
44.) ENS Mentoring partnership in Dumfries serves the needs of kids with adult mentors to help guide their way. Volunteers are needed as mentors and also to help around the office with basic admin duties.  Please call Juana at (703) 221-6600 to learn more.
45.) Social Services has a client with his own car and insurance but needs a driver to get him to various doctor’s appointment.  Please call Coleen at (703) 369-5292 ext. 207 for more information.
46.) The American Red Cross has a really fun raffle event that all of us who love the Caribbean do not want to miss! How would you like to win a cruise for 2 from Baltimore to the Bahamas on the Carnival Pride anytime you’d like. Tickets are just $5 each, 3 for $10 and 10 for $25 – wow.  Please call Deborah at (703) 368-4511 ext. 408 and she can charge it to a credit card. 

 47.) Trinity Episcopal Church is pleased to announce their first ever Children’s Consignment Toy and Clothing sale on Saturday March 24th from 8am-12:30pm. Volunteers are needed before, during and after this event. They are also registering consignors at this time. You’ll receive 60% and the other 40% will support the Trinity Youth Mission Trips. So it’s the perfect way to clean out your closets and the toy box in the play room. Consignors need to register for a space in advance for just $15 sent to Trinity, 9325 West Street, Manassas 20110, and attn: Dianne.  To volunteer please call Dianne or Jennifer at (703) 368-4231.
48.) The Prince William Area Free Clinic serves the basic medical needs of families in both Manassas and Woodbridge. They need a volunteer to help translate their brochure into Spanish. Sounds like a great way to tone your skills. Please call Linda at (703) 792-6378 to learn more.
49.) Literacy Volunteers of America are gearing up for their next tutor training in March. This is a great way to impact another’s life and livelihood by giving them the skills to accomplish their dreams. You don’t need any prior experience because the training session will give you all you need to be successful as well. Please call (703) 670-5702 to register for this training and to learn more about this wonderful program.
50.) Leesylvania State Park is having a new event Saturday February 11th from 11am-3pm in their Visitor center. Bring your favorite candy and a pair of scissors to help make blankets for children supported by the Linus in Candyland project. These children are given cozy, warm fleece blankets as they go through difficult times. Donations of fleece material in child appropriate designs and 1-1.5 yards are also welcome. You don’t want to miss this event.
51.) The Alzheimer’s Association is gearing up for their next Walk to end Alzheimer’s in prince William County.  Volunteers are needed now in the Gainesville, Haymarket and Stafford with planning activities.  Come join the cause and the fun. Call Sonya at (703) 359-4440 to learn more.
52.) Habitat for Humanity has projects every week throughout the community building or repairing homes for frail citizens. Volunteers are needed every week to bring lunch to the volunteers on the job.  Lunch can be a couple of pizza’s, sandwiches and chips or a deli tray. Please email Tiffanie at volunteer@habitatpwc.org to learn more.
If You Are Looking For Other Opportunities, Please Don’t Forget To Call Our Team Here At Volunteer Prince William Coleen Can Help Senior Volunteers With Retired and Senior Volunteer (RSVP) Opportunities at (703) 369-5292 ext 207, Then Myself Shelley (703) 369-5292 ext 201,Bonnie Can Help You With All The Other Many Opportunities Available In Disaster Preparedness at (703) 369-5292 ext 202 or Please Don’t Forget Our Website’s at www.volunteerprincewilliam.org. Also Feel Free To Look For Opportunities In Our Call to Action Column That Runs Every Sunday Morning In The Local News Paper. Come Like Us On Our Facebook Page (Volunteer Prince William) and Follow Us On Twitter @VolunteerPW.

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