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Home improvement heroes wanted

Habitat for Humanity PWC needs volunteers to help with various build/repair projects they have going on around greater Prince William. No experience is necessary, training is provided on the spot and volunteers are supervised.

Peanuts helping Red Cross get blood donations in May

Having a diverse blood supply is one way to ensure all patients have ongoing access to compatible blood transfusions. To make an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Virginia State Parks to mark National Public Lands Day with free parking Sept. 24

Across the commonwealth, Virginia State Parks will join the celebration of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 24, with free parking, special programs and volunteer events. Tree projects are nearby, one in Woodbridge.

City of Manassas honors volunteers

The City of Manassas honored 200+ volunteers and specially recognized eight volunteers for their extraordinary contributions to the community in 2021 during a volunteer reception and dinner last month.

National Law Enforcement Museum needs Police Week volunteers May 11-15

Volunteers at the National Law Enforcement Museum are still needed during National Police Week 2022 which takes place Wednesday, May 11 through Sunday, May 15. Volunteer shifts are assigned within the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nearly 4000 volunteers equal to 40 staffers aided PWC programs in 2021

Prince William Board of County Supervisors proclaimed April 17-23, 2022 as National Volunteer Week.

Volunteers age 30+ sought by UVA Health to test repurposed medications to fight COVID

UVA Health reports that it has joined a nationwide study evaluating two repurposed medications in the search for effective, safe treatments for mild-to-moderate COVID-19. Repurposed medications are already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of other diseases or conditions.

Register now for Oct. 9 Fix-It Fair at Central Library

Fix-It events give community residents an opportunity to bring salvageable items such as jewelry, clothing, small furniture, appliances and bicycles for repair and subsequent reuse. The event also gives fixers the opportunity to share their skills and that helps encourage reuse and repair of serviceable items.

“Shiver in the River” has new look

It's no surprise that Keep Virginia Beautiful's largest annual fundraiser, Shiver in the River, will look different this year due to COVID.

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