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

Good Morning Prince William, The Lake Ridge Chorale needs volunteers On Friday December 7th at 5:30pm to help set up their Christmas Concert event at the Old Bridge United Methodist Church. Come lend a hand and then enjoy the music and activities of the evening.  Please call Lynn at (703) 314-8957 for more info.

Prince William Untrim a Tree still has 550 little people who are waiting to be “adopted!” It’s simple and fun to share the joy by buying 2 gifts for each child from their wish list. Please visit: http://www.volunteerprincewilliam.org to learn more.

Historic Manassas needs volunteers on Friday December 7th for its Jolly Ol’ Confections Event from 5:30-9pm.  Duties include ticket sales or serving deserts in the Old Town Shops.  Please email Melissa at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more info.

Historic Dumfries needs volunteers age 18+ on Saturday December 8th from 1:30-5pm for the Annual Open House. Duties include helping with crafts or directing visitors.  Please email Lisa at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to learn more.

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 the 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 your name is on file so the entry fee of the park can be waived.

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.

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.

The Center for the Arts needs volunteer docents weekdays 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.

House of Mercy also needs lots of help and food donations year-round to feed over 400 families a month. Hold a food drive, share this on all your outlets and give them a call at: (703) 659-1636 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.

Virginia Service invites you 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 December 15th.  Please visit http://www.virginiaservice.virginia.gov for all the specifics.

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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