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Volunteer opportunities in our community March 22, 2019

Good Morning Prince William – Prince William Area Free Clinic needs volunteers to offer free medical care to low income and uninsured individuals in the community.  Positions include administrative, scribing, translators, doctors and nurse practitioner.  Share just a little time with this wonderful organization and make a huge difference in someone’s life.  Please fill out an application online at: pwafc.org.  Please call JQ with any questions at (703) 496-9561

ACTS needs administrative volunteers age 18 + in their Dumfries and Triangle locations Monday-Friday. They also need volunteers at the Beverly Warren Shelter in Dumfries to clean and organize a large closet.  Please call Shirley for more info on these positions at: (703) 441-8606 or via email at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

PWC Historic Preservation and the Civil War Trust need volunteers on Saturday April 6th for the clean-up at Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park 8am-12 noon. This is a great way for Civil war enthusiasts to help maintain and preserve sites across the country.  Please call (703) 366-3049 for more info.

The Autism Society of Northern Virginia needs volunteers on Sunday April 28th for the 8th Annual Autism Acceptance Walk and Family Festival at the Fredericksburg County Fairgrounds. Duties include registration, clean-up, T-shirt distribution and activities assistance. Please email Kristen at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more info.

Walk MS Manassas needs volunteers for the walk on Saturday May 4 9am-12 noon with registration, set-up, photography, singing the National Anthem and cheerleading. Please call Lexi at (202) 375-5615 for more info.

Volunteers needed at the Merrimac Farm on Saturday March 30th and April 13th 9am-12noon.  Come join the fun of weeding, pruning and watering plants in anticipation of the Annual Bluebell Festival on Sunday April 14th.  Please wear long pants, long socks and sturdy shoes and bring a smile and a bottle of water.  Please RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (703) 490-5200.

Experienced kayakers, canoeists and Jon boaters needed on Saturday April 20th 9am-2pm for the 10th Annual Upper Occoquan River Clean-up. There are many entry points for your boats.  Preregister at: http://www.pwtsc.org There. are also on land sites as well.

Saturday May 4th is the Annual Comcast Cares Day.  This year Leadership Prince William will fix up the ARC Child Care Center in Dale City.  They need tons of volunteers to help with this cause. Please visit their website at:leadershipprincewilliam.org/comcast-cares-day/ for all the info and to register for this event.

Area Agency on Aging needs volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors throughout the community.  It just takes about 2 hours to pick up the meals from either senior center and deliver out to your clients.  They also have a need for volunteers at the Adult Day Healthcare Center to play games with gentlemen and to assist with bingo on Friday mornings and Monday afternoon. Please visit the county website to learn more: pwcgov.org/government/dept/aaa/pages/volunteer.

The Quantico Creek Clean-up in partnership with the Town of Dumfries is rescheduled for Saturday, April 13th 9am-12Noon.  This is a great way to solve the plastic pollution in the creek.  Cleanup supplies will be provided.  But please wear boots and dress for the weather. Please contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to learn more.

Youth for Tomorrow needs volunteers to share their hobby or talent with at-risk teens on the weekends.  Do you like golf, sewing, dancing, cooking, baking, writing poetry, crocheting, writing songs or other fun thing? Then you’re the perfect person to share your talent with a kid.  Please register online at: http://www.youthfortomorrow.org.

Youth for Tomorrow also needs Male Mentors to coach a young man on some basic life skills and find the right path into adulthood.  It’s a great way to get out of your comfort zone and make a positive impact on a youth!  Register online at: http://www.youthfortomorrow.org.

·      The Tough Mudder is coming to Silver Lake in Haymarket on June 1st & 2nd.  This team oriented 8-10 mile obstacle course will have thousands of participants. Volunteers are needed in lots of locations and duties.  You won’t want to miss this fun event.  Please visit their website to learn more at https://toughmudder.com/events/volunteer-information  You .can also email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.  This event is hosted by the PWC Office of Tourism.

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 their monthly shoreline cleanups to pick up trash and drift wood.  The work days are 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.

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, 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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