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• If you’re passionate about fighting hunger, the staff at Action in Community Through Service (ACTS) wants to meet you!  They have a need for volunteers to help in their Hunger Prevention Center with food donations, assembling food packages and helping with client intakes.  You’ll feel great knowing you are helping our food insecure neighbors get the help they need to feed their families!  Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

• Are you a cycling enthusiast?  The Ride to End ALZ Nation’s Capital is on Sunday, May 7 in Leesburg, VA and day of event volunteers age 13+ are needed! Volunteers are the backbone of the Ride, making the event safe and fun for everyone. Shifts range from 3 hours to all day long. This is a wonderful opportunity for families, student and community groups and you’ll feel great as you support this event which is raising awareness of the goal to end Alzheimer’s Disease!  Please visit https://bit.ly/3KSgqHm to sign up, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 833-239-RIDE (7433) for more information.

• Brain Injury Services is looking for a PALS volunteer (Providing a Link for Survivors) to be a friend to a young woman living in Arlington, recovering from a brain injury. This would be a once a month commitment to accompany the client on outings.  Please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 703.451.8881, ext.232 for more information.

• You can help our senior citizens!  Prince William Area Agency on Aging is looking for Home Delivered Meals Drivers age 18+ to deliver noontime meals to homebound seniors Monday-Friday, 10am-12pm.  Routes take about 1.5 hours to complete, schedules are flexible.  The program operates from the two senior centers located in Manassas and Woodbridge.  Volunteers must have dependable transportation, a valid driver’s license, safe driving record and proof of insurance.  Volunteers must also pass a criminal background check, paid by PWC.  You’ll get the warm fuzzies as you deliver both a smile to seniors’ faces and a hot, nutritious meal!  Please contact Tracy at 703.792.4583 or visit http://bit.ly/3IPKVfJ for more information.

·  Catholic Charities has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities!  Volunteers are needed to welcome new immigrants, become a friend/support to older immigrants, support youth services, interpret/translate languages between clients and staff, deliver critically needed items to immigrant families, manage donations and more!  You’ll get a warm feeling as you help welcome immigrants from other countries into our culture!  Please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to learn more.

• If you love admin work, the folks at CFH (formerly Catholics for Housing) want to meet you!  They need a volunteer bilingual Office Assistant who can keep the day-to-day office operations going and assist callers and clients.  Duties include answer phones, help visitors, help with the website and program applications. Flexible schedule, 2-3 days a week, 4-6 hours each shift.  Bilingual skills in Spanish required.  You’ll feel great as you help this agency make affordable housing possible for their clients!  Please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

• ou can make a difference in the life of a child! Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) needs volunteers age 21+ who care about children growing up in a safe, permanent and loving home. The staff will hold their next Virtual Information Sessions on May 3 and again on May 17, 6pm-7pm for both sessions.  Learn how you can help protect abused and neglected children in your community by becoming a volunteer advocate. Please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 703.330.8145 to receive the link to the meeting.

• The date has been set!  The awesome folks at Habitat for Humanity Prince William County are hosting a Women’s Day Build on May 6, 9am-6pm!  The project is to be announced, but ladies, get those hammers, saws and nails ready to do some good work benefiting vulnerable families in the community!  Space is limited, so please visit http://www.habitatpwc.org/volunteer/ and click on Volunteer Calendar to sign up; email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to learn more.

• The wonderful staff at Leopold’s Preserve needs bird-loving volunteers to help monitor bluebird, purple martin or wood duck boxes.  Monitors regularly check the boxes to support data collection - how many birds use their nest boxes and how many babies are born.  They have lots of boxes and can’t monitor all of them without your help!  Please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to learn more.

• Guess What:  Walk MS: Manassas is back!  The walk will be held May 6 at Harris Pavilion in Old Town Manassas, and they need LOTS of volunteer helpers of all ages!  Duties include set up, photographer, mission tent, cheering the walkers, break down/clean up and more!  You’ll feel great as you get outdoors with your family and friends to support the goal of a world free of MS!  Please visit https://bit.ly/3MWyEd7 for more information and to sign up, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to learn more.

If you are looking for other opportunities, please call our wonderful team at Volunteer Prince William at 703.369.5292.  You can also visit our website at http://www.volunteerprincewilliam.org  .

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