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Volunteers needed in the Greater Prince William community - Aug. 17, 2018

Good Morning Prince William – American Red Cross is gearing up for its annual Sound the Alarm, Save a Life, which installs free smoke alarms in at-risk communities.  Volunteers are needed to help in the Mosby Ridge neighborhood of Manassas Park.  A Pre-Canvassing Rally will be held Aug. 21, 9am-12pm, and Installation Event on August 25, 8:30am-1pm.  To sign up for the pre-canvassing, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Please register for the installation online at

Manassas Museum is gearing up for its Annual Manassas History Weekend on August 25th & 26th.  Volunteers are needed at both the museum in Old Town and at Liberia Plantation.  Duties include handing out information and helping with children’s activities.  Two shifts available, 9am-1pm and 1pm-5pm both days.  Please call Doug at (703) 257-8265 to learn more.

Prince William Conservation Alliance has a great workday coming up on August 25th at Merrimac Farm, 9am-12pm.  It feels good to get your hands dirty.  Please RSVP for this at (703) 490-5200 or via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

If you’re a teen or college student with muscles, Northern Virginia Family Service wants you!!  They’re holding a Yard Sale August 25 at Georgetown South, and volunteers age 16 and up are urgently needed to help on August 24, 4pm-8pm, to load items in the box truck at Clock Tower Thrift Store in Centreville.  Volunteers are also needed August 25 between 7:30am and 4:30pm.  Various shifts and jobs are available.  Grab some friends and come support a great organization while celebrating summer’s end!  Please email Annie at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to learn how you can help.

Keep Prince William Beautiful needs volunteers to help them at community fairs and festivals by manning their both for a couple of hours each day.  You’ll receive all the training and information needed and this is a fun way to get out and meet people.  Some of the dates needed are 8/27, 9/3, 9/6, 9/15, 9/23, 9/29, 9/30, 10/8 and 10/13.  Please call Nicole to learn more at (571) 285-3772.

SERVE in Manassas has an urgent need for volunteer groups (min. age 18) to purchase, prepare and serve a meal at the SERVE Family Shelter.  This is the perfect opportunity to gather your friends and family to share your favorite menu with families living in the shelter.  It definitely takes a fun group to serve up to 90 individuals!  They need brunch and dinner served on various weekend dates in September.  Please call Julie for more info at (571) 748-2674 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Historic Manassas needs 55 volunteers age 21+ for the 8th Annual Bands, Brews and Barbeque on Saturday September 8th, 8:30am-6pm. There are two shifts so you can help and then enjoy the rest of the day.  Please email Melissa for all the specifics at:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Give the gift of literacy to local adults!  Literacy Volunteers of America-Prince William is seeking volunteer tutors.  Previous experience is not necessary.  The next Tutor Training Workshop is September 8, 8:45 am-4pm and September 22, 9am-12pm.  Attendance both days is required.  Please register at (703) 670-5702 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy is looking for Mentors for the 2018-2019 school year.  With your help, their Scholar-Athletes can grow into determined students, supportive teammates and catalysts for positive change in the community!  For more information and to become a mentor, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Prince William Forest Park is looking for volunteers for its Heritage Fest event scheduled for Saturday, September 15th at Cabin Camp 4 from 11am-5pm.  This is a super fun, family-friendly event!  Volunteers are needed to help with parking, information booth, hayrides, crafts, games, etc.  Two shifts are available so you enjoy the event, 10am-2pm and 2pm-6pm.  It’s a great volunteer opportunity for all – kids are welcome to help!  Please email Kerri at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to learn how you can help.

The Sweet Julia Grace Foundation needs volunteers to help at the Prince William Half Marathon Sunday September 30th.  This super fun event is at Jiffy Lube Live!  Tasks include handing out water to the runners or manning the beer garden.  This is a family-friendly event for all ages 12 and up.  Please visit the website for all the specifics at

Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday October 20 in Old Town Manassas needs volunteers for set-up, refreshments, advocacy, finish line brigade and route monitoring.  You can sign up online at or email Ben at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to learn more.

The wonderful folks at BEACON for Adult Literacy are recruiting volunteers to become ESOL instructors for small group instruction in the Manassas area.  No second language or teaching experience required, free training is provided.  Volunteers teach two to four hours per week.  Classes are offered both mornings 9:30am-11:30am (Monday thru Friday), and evenings 7pm-9pm (Tuesday and Thursday).  Please call (703) 368-7491 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to learn more about this rewarding opportunity.

The good folks at House of Mercy have a desperate need for food donations of canned soups/tuna/chicken, pasta/pasta sauce, cereal, diced tomatoes, canned veggies, canned fruits, peanut butter, and mac & cheese. Food can be dropped off any time Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm & 10am- 7pm on Wed at 8170 Flannery Court, Manassas 20109.  Please call (703) 659-1636 to learn more.

Prince William Humane Society needs volunteers to provide pet care on Saturday and Sunday evenings, 5:30-7:30pm at its new facility in Dumfries.  There is also an urgent need of volunteers who can foster homeless animals.  Short-term and weekend fosters can also help!  Please call Jillian for more info at (703) 634-0880, ext. 103.

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.

If you’re an administrative genius, Streetlight Community Ministries wants to meet you!  They have an urgent need for volunteer office workers on weekdays to help with basic admin duties, along with those fun, last-minute projects that always spring up.  Not only will you be supporting the staff, you’ll also be helping to support the homeless clients Streetlight serves, a win-win all around!  Please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to learn more about how you can make a difference.

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  Than.ks so much for all you do in our community.

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