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Volunteers are needed in our Greater Manassas community in December and beyond

Good Morning Prince William. Virginia Service invites residents to nominate your favorite volunteer for the 2019 Governor’s Award in Volunteering Excellence.  The categories include adult, youth, senior, family, faith-based organization, educational institution, community organization, small business and corporation.  Nominations are due by Dec. 15.  Go to http://www.virginiaservice.virginia.gov for all the specifics.

Youth for Tomorrow needs volunteer mentors to spend a couple of hours a week with young person. We’ve all had good people support us along the way- here’s your chance to do the same.  You can apply online at: http://www.youthfortomorrow.org or by calling Vernell at 703-396-7203 to learn more.

City of Manassas needs volunteers at the Winter Wonderland Train Show at the Center for the Arts. It’s a fun opportunity for all including teens age 16+.  The show is Dec. 12-14 from 5-8pm, Dec. 15 from 10am-5pm and Dec. 16 10am-4pm.  You can register online at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E48A8AE2DA1F49-volunteers or email Christen for more info at:cfox@ci.manassas.va.us.

The Sweet Julia Grace organization is spreading Christmas Cheer to children and families with cancer.  Please visit their Facebook page – Facebook.com/sweetjuliagrace for all the ways you can help.

Literacy Volunteers of America are gearing up for their next volunteer tutor training on January 5th and 19th. Come learn all the skills needed to make a significant impact on another’s life. Please call (703) 670-5702 for more info and to register for this training.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is looking for volunteers age 55+ to deliver noon meals through the Meals on Wheels Program.  Shifts are just 2-3 hours and available in throughout the greater area.  RSVP members receive a mileage reimbursement and additional insurance coverage at no cost to the volunteer.  Please call Jan at 571-292-5307 to learn more.

Leesylvania State Park needs volunteers for its monthly shoreline cleanups to pick up trash and drift wood.  Work days are January 19th, February 16th, March 23rd, April 13th and May 18th.  Please register by calling the visitor center at (703) 583-6904 so they have your name to waive the entry fee of the park.

The Greater Prince William Medical Reserve Corps needs both medical and non-medical volunteers to join their ranks.  These volunteers are trained to respond to public health emergencies as well as day to day activities.  They offer tons of training topics to build your skillset.  Please call Amy at (703) 792-7341 to learn more.

Center for the Arts needs volunteer docents Monday-Friday during the day.  This volunteer opportunity includes greeting visitors and sharing the Center’s history and programs.  Please call Jordan at (703) 330-2787 to learn more.

Catholic Charities Hogar Center is looking volunteers to assist students with job applications, resumes, and mock interviews to prepare them for the workforce.  Please email Arielle at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to learn more.

If you are looking for other opportunities, please call my wonderful team at Volunteer Prince William.  Jan can help you with the Retired and Senior Volunteer (RSVP) opportunities at 703-369-5292 ext. 1, Shelley can help with any individual or group projects and send you weekly updates if you’d like.  Shelley is at 703-369-5292 ext. 2, and Bonnie can help you with opportunities available in Disaster Preparedness at 703-369-5292 ext. 3.  Please visit our website at http://www.volunteerprincewilliam.org  Than.ks so much for all you do in our community.

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