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Volunteer Prince William’s Call to Action for June 28, 2024

Greetings, Prince William:  Help celebrate our nation’s birthday!  Historic Manassas, Inc. needs volunteers age 16+ to support Celebrate America along with the Stars & Stripes Rooftop Picnic in Old Town Manassas.  Three shifts are available:  11am-3pm, 3pm-7pm and 7pm-11pm.  You’ll have fun supporting both events which will include kid-friendly and family-friendly activities, and you get a magnificent view of the fireworks as we celebrate our nation’s independence!  Go to https://bit.ly/3Sp91TJ to sign up, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to learn more.

It’s Summer, but hunger doesn’t care!  Several local food assistance programs have seen an increase in families needing help, which is already depleting food pantry shelves.  You and your family can help by holding a food drive to support your nearest food program!  Help our vulnerable neighbors get through this season to feed their families!  For SERVE, visit http://www.nvfs.org for A,CTS, visit http://www.actspwc.org for H,ouse of Mercy, visit http://www.houseofmercyva.org for H,aymarket Regional Food Pantry, visit http://www.haymarketfoodpantry.org.

• BEACON for Adult Literacy urgently needs volunteers age 18+ to host Summer Conversation Classes July 8-24.  Sessions will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30am-11am and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7pm-8:30pm.  It’s all done online, so you can relax in air-conditioned comfort and help students improve their English skills at the same time!  BEACON is also recruiting volunteers for its next ESOL session which begins in mid-August!  Online volunteer information sessions are being held in July, please visit https://bit.ly/43zEFTv to sign up.  Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 571.531.5838 to learn more.

• Brain Injury Services (BIS) needs volunteers to be PALS (Providing a Link for Survivors) for survivors of brain injury.  This is a one-to-one friendship program for brain injury survivors; the program connects BIS clients with volunteers who can help them socialize in the community and rebuild social skills through friendship.  Once a month outings for coffee, walks, chess, lunch, etc. can help a client get their life back on track following such a traumatic occurrence!  Please visit http://www.braininjurysvcs.org/volunteer/ for more information, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to learn how you can help.

• Dog Lovers!  You can volunteer to raise a puppy and be a part of something truly life changing!  The wonderful staff at Canine Companions needs Prince William area volunteers to be Puppy Raisers which supports this agency’s mission of providing service dogs to people with disabilities.  It’s a family-friendly opportunity, and you’ll feel great as you help train and prepare a puppy for a future career as a service dog for their clients to live with greater independence!  Please visit https://bit.ly/3yNvAuT for more information.  Upcoming virtual volunteer information sessions will be held June 25 and July 11 so you can learn more.  Please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

• Educate America, Inc, a nonprofit startup, is seeking volunteers ages 18+ to assist with providing after-school tutoring and mentoring services within five (5) to ten (10) Prince William County Public Schools during the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 school year.  Volunteer with Educate America and make a difference in the lives of underserved youth!  Your time and expertise can positively impact the academic success and personal development of our youth—contributing to brighter futures for the next generation.  Volunteers will need to have background and CPS checks completed by July 15, 2024.  Please join them as a volunteer, tutor, mentor, or community partner by completing and submitting the online application form(s) at https://www.educateusainc.org/now-recruiting  Ques.tions?  Please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

• Keep Prince William Beautiful and Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition (PWTSC) is holding the next part of the Dale City ES Trails & Outdoor Classroom Repair Project July 20, 9am-1pm at 14450 Brook Drive, Woodbridge 22193.  No experience necessary - just bring your enthusiasm and willingness to help!  Be prepared to lift and haul heavy bags of gravel down the trail and a flight of stairs.  Please wear comfortable clothes and sturdy shoes.  You’ll feel great as you help make a difference in our community together!  Go to https://bit.ly/3KVNK0t to sign up, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

• Pink Space Theory, which helps educate underserved youth, has an exciting volunteer opportunity available!  They’re looking for an experienced, remote volunteer HR Generalist to help create a paid Executive Director role for this non-profit.  Details are provided at https://bit.ly/3VVKJ6C and t,his sounds like an exciting chance to create an effective leadership position for this busy agency!  Please email a resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Pink Space Theory #2 • If you’re a college student or recent college grad and passionate about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) education, Pink Space Theory wants to meet you!  They’re looking for interns to act as Educational Content Producers, helping this nonprofit bring their STEAM program to life for underserved students for the next school year.  The intern would spend 10-20 hours a month, teaching experience is desirable.  This sounds like a fantastic opportunity to design an educational program which will open new worlds for students!  Please visit https://bit.ly/3L0ondR for details, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to learn more

•Support those who serve our country!  Marine Corps Base Quantico is home to two USO Centers and they need volunteers age 18+ to help support their mission to serve the people who serve.  Volunteers are the bloodline of the USO operations and through the dedication of your valuable time to support their center operations, events, and programs, you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of our active-duty service members and military families, and the community aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico.  Please visit https://bit.ly/3zbrUDi for more information, 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  Than.ks so much for all you do in our community.

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