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Volunteers needed in Greater Prince William Community - March 16, 2018

Good Morning Prince William –  Volunteers needed on April 21st for the 9th Annual Upper Occoquan River Clean-up – 9am-2pm. This extensive project has a whole number of places to start the day. Trash bags, water, gloves and refreshments provided.  Please visit their website at: pwtsc.org to register and get all the specifics for the day. Please email Ed at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to learn more.

Minnieville Road Native Plant Buffer needs volunteers next Saturday March 24th, 9am-noon for a work-day.  Wear long pants, sturdy shoes and hat for the sun and come out to beautify the area.  They are meeting in the parking lot for the K9 Gunner Dog Park in Lake Ridge.  Your RSVP is much appreciated to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or at (703) 490-5200.

ACTS in Dumfries needs handy volunteers to help with sprucing up and maintaining the facilities on either Tuesdays or Thursdays.  They also need admin help at the front office during traditional business hours.  Come join the great folks at ACTS by filling out the volunteer registration form on the website: actspwc.org or email Tamika at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to learn more.

Youth for Tomorrow is looking for volunteers to share hobbies and interests with the kids on weekends. If you have a little time please bring your interest to share with them such as sewing, gardening, cooking, golf, arts & crafts, jewelry to name just a few.  Please fill out the volunteer application with your resume at: youthfortomorrow.org.

Project Mend A House is gearing up for their Spring Gala and need 25 volunteers to assist before and during the event on Saturday April 25th. The 2018 Art, Wine and All That Jazz Celebrity Awards Gala promises to be fantastic with Dionne Warwick and Jerry Mathers who we of a certain age remember him as that darling “The Beaver” character.  There will be a VIP Reception and Celebrity Meet and Greet before the gala, silent auction and desert reception.  Musicians Marcus Johnson, Caleb Green and Kevin Sasaki as well as artist John Joseph Holohan III will be featured.  Please call Gina at 703-792-7663 to register for this fun volunteer opportunity.

Serve our Willing Warriors is having its next volunteer orientation on Wednesday March 28th from 6-7pm at the Retreat in Haymarket.  Come learn about all the super programs and services they provide to the members of the military.  Please email them at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you plan to attend. They also are having their next Ambassador training on Wednesday April 18th at 6-7pm. This is the perfect way to enjoy community events and spread the word about all the good things happening at the Retreat.

Keep Prince William Beautiful has a fun new program for fitness enthusiasts to take action to be environmental stewards.  This volunteer team is called Prince William Ploggers. Please call Lynda at (571) 285-3772 to get your Plogger team going.

Autism Society of Northern VA is gearing up for the annual walk in the fall and need volunteers to join their planning committee.  Tasks include coordination, outreach, recruitment, promotion, fundraising and logistics management. Please email them at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to learn more.

Manassas Parks, Culture and Recreation is looking for volunteers to serve as instructors or assistants for a basic tech class for seniors. The curriculum includes navigating the internet, online banking, reading emails and attachments as well as basics of Microsoft Word.  Please call Jean at 703-257-8451 to learn more.

Mark your calendars for April 18th at Chick-Fil-A in Lake Ridge to find more volunteer opportunities from area agencies.  The event is 9am-10:30am.  Bring your friends for free coffee.

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 newly re-vamped website at http://www.volunteerprincewilliam.org Thank.s so much for all you do in our community.

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