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Volunteers are needed in the greater Prince William community

Good Morning Prince William – BEACON for Adult Literacy has an urgent need for volunteer instructors for Thursday mornings 9:30-11:30 starting August 27th.  Please call Jessica at (703) 368-7491 to join this great team.

Prince William Food Rescue is up and running and needs your help to pick up donated food and deliver it no more than 5 miles or 20 minutes.  To be a Food Rescue hero all you have to do is download the app to your phone and complete your profile.  The app alerts you that there is a food rescue and you can claim it if convenient.  This is definitely 21st century and how cool to have an opportunity to share leftover food with an entity that can use it. Go to: pwfoodrescue.org to learn more.

The Kennedy Center needs volunteers for their REACH Opening Festival September 8th-22nd. This festival will offer 16 days of free activities to engage visitors with the arts. Please visit their website at: kennedy-center.org for all the specifics.

Virginia Cooperative Extension will conduct new volunteer training to become a Master Financial Educator on October 1st. Go to pwcgov.org/money to learn about this wonderful program of empowering people in financial management.

American Red Cross is recruiting volunteers to help with blood drives, present disaster preparedness to elementary age kids, promote Red Cross school clubs and supporting other volunteers in the community. Call 703-584-8444 to learn more.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is looking for volunteers age 55+ to drive veterans or spouses to their doctor’s appointments. It’s very easy to help these individuals get the care they need while remaining in their homes. 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.

Serve Our Willing Warriors needs volunteers to assist with House Preparation for the Warrior Retreat on Wednesdays 9:30am-noon. This is a great way to give families a fresh start to their retreat stay. Please email them at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to learn more.

The National Museum of the United States Army is looking for volunteers age 18+ who are passionate about the U.S. Army and sharing the stories of the men and women who have worn the Army uniform throughout our nation’s history. Although the museum doesn’t open until 2020, there will be a variety of volunteer opportunities, such as visitor services, special events, tours, education, gardening, and administration.  Specific educational degrees or work experience aren’t required. All are encouraged to apply to volunteer at https://nmusa.volunteerportal.org.

Catholic Charities needs volunteers to teach English, citizenship, GED and computer classes at the Hogar Center in Manassas. They also have a need for math, science and social studies teachers.  Be part of their team giving families a better opportunity for success. Please call Emily at 703-851-6388 to learn more.

Prince William Conservation Alliance needs volunteers to help at Minnieville Buffer Workday August 24, 9am-12pm.  Meet at the intersection of Minnieville Road and Colby Drive in the parking lot of K9 Gunner Dog Park in Lake Ridge. Please dress for outdoors-long pants, sturdy shoes, and a hat. They have gloves and garden tools, or you can bring your own. Take along a smile and bottled water! To register, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers to help with the Lou Maroon Golf Tournament on September 9 at Evergreen Country Club in Haymarket.  Three shifts available:  9am, 12noon and 2:30pm.  Duties include event setup, registration, and run contests during the event. Please sign up on Habitat’s Volunteer Calendar at https://habitatpwc.volunteermatrix.com/  Call. 703.369.6708 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

The Chinn Center in Lake Rtdge area of Woodbridge needs volunteers on Sunday, Sept. 15 for its 6th Annual Kids Triathlon. Kids start in the pool with laps and move out to the bike course and then end on to the run course.  Volunteer positions include keeping the kids safe and on course. The event starts at 7am and volunteers need to report by 6:15am.  Teenagers age 14+ are very welcome for this event! Please call Beverly at 703-792-8616 for more info.

Food for Others needs volunteers to pick fresh fruit and vegetables at the Hollin Farm in Delaplane to distribute to families in need.  They work every Sunday through October 20th.  Please visit https://www.foodforothers.org/ and click on the rotator slide for Hollins Farm to sign up.

Girls on the Run Northern Virginia is looking for volunteer coaches for the Fall 2019 season. You will be trained to facilitate the easy to follow curriculum with small groups of girls in grades 3-8, twice a week for 10 weeks. The program runs from September 23rd-November 24th to inspire girls to be strong, confident and healthy.  Please email Meagan to learn more at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Saturday October 19th in Manassas needs volunteers to help with set up, clean up, refreshments, advocacy, route monitoring or the finish line brigade.  Please email Ben at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to learn more.

If you are looking for other opportunities, 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 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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