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
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.

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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Please take a few moments to prepare your household for power outages. Please
visit www.ready.gov
for lots of good information.
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.
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.
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.  
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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)
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.
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
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.
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