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Volunteer opportunities in Prince William, Manassas

By: Volunteer Prince William

January 10, 2022

Greetings, Prince William – Happy New Year!  Volunteer Prince William has re-activated its Twitter account to keep everyone informed on the latest volunteer opportunities and events in the greater Prince William community.  Please visit and Like/Follow us on our social media sites:  Facebook (Volunteer Prince William), Instagram (@pwvolunteer) and Twitter (@VolunteerPW) to get late-breaking information on volunteer opportunities and our programs.

The folks at ACTS Hunger Prevention Center have an urgent need for Donation Drivers Wednesdays thru Sundays.  Drivers can use an ACTS van or their own vehicle for food pickups.  There’s a variety of places to choose from, and you’ll feel great as you deliver food which will help food insecure families in our community!  Please contact Shirley at 703.441.8606, ext. 288 or [email protected] to learn more.

You can help fight hunger!  The Community Feeding Taskforce Food Helpline urgently needs Spanish speaking volunteers who can assist with answering calls to the Helpline on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Volunteers will answer calls from those in need of food, redirect callers to a food pantry closest to where they live and arrange home deliveries for shut-ins.  Training is provided; however, volunteers will work from home and must have their own computer and Internet access.  It’s a flexible schedule and call volume is low enough someone can do this while working from home.  Please visit https://bit.ly/314ZgDn for more information and click on the Respond button to sign up.

Mark your calendars!  The wonderful members of Delta Sigma Theta are holding their annual MLK Oratorical Competition virtually on January 17, 11:00am on their You Tube channel, PWCAC-DST-MEDIA.  It’s free, so sign on to watch middle and high school students speak on this year’s theme, “Beyond Dreams and Mountains:  Her Voice – Her Mission.”  Please visit  www.pwcacdst.org/mlk for more information, email [email protected] to learn more.

Delta Sigma Theta will also hold a MLK Day of Service on January 17 following the oratorical program, 2pm-4pm.  Members will accept donations of  new/gently used winter coats, blankets, sleeping bags, tarps, hats, gloves, socks, and non-perishable food to benefit clients of Streetlight Community Ministries Outreach.  Collection sites are Harris Teeter (Hastings Market Place) 10060 Market Circle, Manassas 20110 and Dumfries Commuter Lot, Route 234/Route 1, Dumfries 22026.  Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Do you enjoy coaching kids’ sports?  General Heiser Boys & Girls Club in Dumfries needs volunteer Volleyball and Basketball Coaches age 18+ for the upcoming spring season, early March thru mid-June.  Basketball teams run Kindergarten and through high school; volleyball teams run 3rd grade through high school.  Teams meet 2 evenings a week for practices and/or games; some Saturdays may also be needed.  You’ll feel great as you coach young sports enthusiasts and help them learn about teamwork!  Please visit https://bit.ly/32Buhzo for details and click on the Respond button to sign up. Please email [email protected] to learn more.

Teens, if you need service hours, we’ve got a fun opportunity for you!  Historic Manassas, Inc. is hosting Souper Bowl 2022 on February 4, 6pm-9pm, and volunteers age 16+ are needed as Souper Bowl Attendants/Servers.  You’ll have fun ladling out soup at this popular event which attracts up to 500 attendees!  Please visit
https://bit.ly/3eYrYt1 to sign up.  Questions?  Email [email protected].

Help fight hunger virtually!  Manassas Hunger and Homeless Outreach conducts a Virtual Food Pantry which provides funds to local food pantries at First Baptist Church in Manassas, Manassas Mobile Park Food Pantry and George Mason MAP Clinic.  Funds raised also lets the agency provide grocery cards to those experiencing hunger and homelessness in Manassas.  You can participate by visiting
https://bit.ly/3ycEiyu.  Questions?  Please email[email protected] to learn more.

Medical Reserve Corps  Support your local health department and your community during a public health emergency!  Volunteers are needed to support several missions, including public health education and outreach, disease investigation, vaccine clinics, and more!  Medical experience is not required; they have roles for everyone!  Bilingual volunteers are especially needed.  Volunteers must be 18 years of age, complete minimum training, and pass a state background check to serve.  Please fill out an application at vamrc.org.  Questions?  Please email Amy at [email protected] for more information.

Dog lovers, we’ve got a great opportunity for you!  PWC Dogs is looking for volunteers age 18+ to help with the ongoing management and support of the K9 Gunner Memorial Park in Woodbridge.  Volunteers meet monthly to discuss dog park business, as well as support and staff in-person and virtual fundraising/friend-raising events.  Dog ownership experience helpful but not required.  You’ll feel great as you help promote this dog-friendly park in our community!  Please visithttps://bit.ly/3pm4vH2 for more details.

If you are looking for other opportunities, please don’t forget to call our wonderful team at Volunteer Prince William at 703.369.5292.  You can also visit our website at www.volunteerprincewilliam.org.  Thanks so much for all you do in our community.

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