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Weekly roundup of volunteers needed in the greater Prince William community - March 3, 2017

Good morning Prince William – The American Red Cross needs volunteers on Saturday, March 11th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Manassas for their Home Fire Preparedness Campaign and Smoke Alarm Installation. They need lots of volunteers, especially Spanish-speaking ones, to cover the George Town South community. So grab a friend or family member, sign up through this link:

• Prince William SPCA wants to partner with area food pantries based in Houses of Worship that would like donations of pet food to support the families they serve. This partnership can help you serve the entire family!  Please contact them for more info or visit their

• Catholics for Housing in Triangle is looking for adult volunteers to assist with child care while their parents attend life skills classes on Monday evenings, 7-8pm beginning March 13th.  It promises to be a fun time with kids including crafts, coloring or homework tutoring. Please call Karen at (703) 221-4510 to learn more.

• Embrace Treatment Foster Care Program is having its next information session on hosting a foster care child in your home on Tuesday March 14th at 6:30pm at the Chinn Park Library.  Come learn how you can share your home with a child.  Register  Please call Gretchen at (540) 613-5120 to learn more.

• Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center is having its next volunteer training on Saturday March 25th 2-4pm.  Space is limited to please email Scottie at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information on how to register.  Experience with horses is welcome but not required.  There will be lots of fun jobs.  An Open House will be on Saturday March 18th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Historic Manassas is looking for volunteers to help with the Live Well Festival on Saturday April 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Positions include morning directional to help get vendors situated from 7 to 9 a.m. Also needed is assistance with helping set up the Farm to Table Brunch from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Please call Erin at (703) 361-6599 to register for this fun event.

• Project Mend-a-House has partnered with George Mason to offer the POISED: Stay Active and Independent for Life group fitness program. This is a 10 week program for ages 55 and better that meets 3 days per week at Lutheran Church of the Covenant in Dale City on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays from 11:30 to 12:30. It is FREE and classes can be joined up to 2 weeks past the start date! Contact Jodie to register:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or via phone at 571-494-5577.

• Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights is holding Child Advocate training on April 8-9. Volunteer Child Advocates meet with detained unaccompanied immigrant children and work with Young Center attorneys to advocate for their best interests. New volunteers must speak Spanish, be 21 years or older, have their own transportation, and be willing to commit approximately one hour per week. To learn more, please email Emily at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

• Mark your calendars for the 29th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup on Saturday April 8, from 9 a.m. to noon. Come be part of this huge event for clean land, safe waters and healthy lives sponsored by the Alice Ferguson Foundation.  Please visit to see all the locations and continuing opportunities throughout the month of April.  Last year 9,465 volunteers removed 300,000 pounds of trash from the watershed! Please call Hannah at (202) 417-3524 to learn more.

• How would you like to take a 2 hour lunch and do super stuff in that time?  Being a Meals on Wheels volunteer driver to deliver a noon meal to homebound seniors is just the answer!  Come be part of this wonderful team of volunteers who go out 5 days a week to share a warm meal and a friendly face.  Volunteers are needed on both sides of the community, either picking up at the Woodbridge Senior Center or the Manassas Senior Center.  This super activity only takes 2 hours or so making it perfect for a professional who can flex out of work for these 2 hours. You pick the day of the week or month best for your schedule! Please give Melodee a call at (703) 792-4583 to learn more.

• The Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference Is May 16-17 in Richmond.  This is a fun, worthwhile opportunity for volunteer managers from across the Commonwealth.  It offers workshops, networking events and opportunities for service.  You don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn from or share with others. Learn more at:  This conference is a bargain so come invest in your professional development.
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 project and send you weekly updates if you’d like.  Shelley is at (703) 369-5292 ext. 0, 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  Than.ks so much for all you do in our community.

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