Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Volunteer Opportunities!!!

1.) The Meals on Wheels program in Manassas has an urgent need for volunteer drivers for just 2 hours a day at lunchtime. All that is needed is to pick up the lunches at the Manassas Senior Center, make your route in your car, return the heater bags to the Center. Please call Melodee at (703) 792-4583 to learn more.
2.) Care Net in Manassas needs a few volunteers to translate medical forms and brochures into Spanish. This is a great opportunity to work on your skills while helping others.  Please call Karen at (703) 330-4572 for more info.
3.) Visit our new Volunteer Prince William website to sign up for fun projects in April. 
4.) SERVE has a desperate need for volunteers age 21 and older to pick up donated food from area grocery stores for the Food Pantry. Volunteers go out each weekday morning in the SERVE van to pick up the food and then unload it all in the warehouse. You will need to be able to lift boxes that could weigh up to 50 pounds. Please call Jan at (571) 748-2621 to learn more.
5.) Keep Prince William Beautiful kicks off the spring cleaning events on Saturday April 6th from 11am-2pm. Volunteers are needed at each of the locations – Coverstone Drive in Manassas, Rout 1 in Woodbridge and the Prince William Parkway mid-county. Gloves, bags, grabbers, snack and safety training is provided. Just bring your friends and enthusiasm. For more information call (571) 285-3772
6.) Mark your calendars for Saturday April 27th for the 14th Annual Retro Party to benefit CASA. Music by Type A and party food from area restaurants, cash bar and krazy Karaoke. This promises to be super fun. Please visit their website at: for more info.
7.) Our good friends at Habitat for Humanity are always looking for volunteers to make or buy lunch for their volunteers. Lunch donors have made bagged lunches, grilled hot dogs on site, brought deli trays, donated money, and even had pizza delivered! Please contact Tiffanie at or 703-369-6708.
8.) Golfers mark your calendars for Saturday April 27th at 1pm at the Bristow Manor Golf Club for the Kevin English Memorial Golf Tournament to support the great work of Project Mend A House. Costs are $100 for greens fee and cart with lots of prizes and southern barbeque included. Call Rich at (703) 261-5040 to learn more.
9.) The Alice Ferguson Foundation celebrates their 25th anniversary of the Potomac River Watershed Cleanup on Saturday April 6th. There will be thousands of volunteers at tons of sites along the river. Please visit their website at: to register for this super event.
10.) The Prince William SPCA also has lots of volunteer needs including community education and outreach, administrative positions, board leadership and fun special events.  Please visit their website at: to learn more. They also have really fun things for kids to do at home!
11.) The Independence Empowerment Center still has cookbooks for sale for just $15. It’s an easy, fun way to support their services to people with disabilities. Please call Amanda at (703) 257-5400 for your copy.
12.) The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is looking for volunteers to take veterans to their medical appointments here in the community. This brand new initiative is in partnership with Area Agency on Aging to give our vets a little help with basic transportation needs. You must be at least 55 yrs old, have a good driving record and pass a background check to join this wonderful new service in the community. Please call Coleen at (703) 369-5292 ext. 207 to learn more.
13.) Project Mend A House offers simple home repairs, modifications, ramps, safety bars and retrofit bathrooms to low income seniors and veterans. Please call Kristen at (703) 792-7663 to refer someone you know for these free services.
14.) Habitat for Humanity has the perfect job for youth clubs! They need volunteers to hang door hangers around the community to educate us all on their super programs. It’s a fun job, gets us out in the fresh air and all for great cause. Please call Tiffanie at (703) 369-6708.
15.) Locust Shade Park is gearing up for their spring workday on April 27th at 12 noon. Duties include installing retaining wall at the lake, trail improvements and fence building.  Email Zoe at
16.) The Prince William County Family Self-Sufficiency Program needs volunteers for two positions. The first is Mentor/Life Coach to guide clients in their quest to become self-sufficient by providing resources and referrals and goal setting assistance. The second is Program Assistant to help in the planning of seminars and events and to develop and maintain a database, complete mailings, etc.  Please contact Angela for more information:
17.) Come be part of our Disaster stand-by volunteer group so we can call on you to help when needed. Whether it’s cleaning up after floods and storms or aiding neighbors with supplies, we would love to have you join us. Please email Bonnie at: for more information or to join the group.
18.) ENS Youth mentoring Partnership in Dumfries has lots to offer kids and families.  They have an after school tutoring program, counseling services and a great safe place for kids. Please check out their website at: to learn more or call Willie at (703) 221-6600.
19.) Birmingham Green has many volunteer opportunities for you to interact with the senior’s one on one including playing games, taking a walk, reading to them or having lunch with them. Please call Zachary at (703) 257-6252 to learn more about all the ways you can brighten the day of a senior.
20.) Make sure you have the correct date for the Sentara Mammography Van visit. On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in honor of Senior Corps week, RSVP will be hosting the Sentara Mammogram Van at the Volunteer Prince William office for the benefit of our senior volunteers. The van will be in the parking lot beginning at 9am. You must make an appointment. Call Coleen at 703-369-5292 X207 to schedule your exam.
21.) Please mark your calendars for Monday May 13th for the Senator Chuck Colgan Charity Golf Tournament to support Transitional Housing BARN, Inc. All the proceeds from this fun event support mothers and their children rebuild their lives. Please check out their website at: for all the new info coming soon.
22.) The City of Manassas Big Day of Serving is right around the corner on May 4th. Join volunteer teams to enhance the community. Projects will include mulching, landscaping, cleaning creeks and ponds, removing graffiti, painting basketball courts, installing playground equipment and repairing 2 baseball fields. Come be a volunteer leader for groups of teens to help with this huge project. Please call (703) 257-8315 to learn more and reserve your spot.
23.) Fancy Cats Rescue Team is in need of foster families to take adoptable cats into their homes. Short-term (30 days or less) and long term commitments available. The availability of foster homes means lives saved as the ability to accept new cats into the system depends on foster space available. Please go to:
24.) Brain Injury Services is in need of a Farsi speaking volunteer once or twice a month as well as someone for the Manassas area for one on one outings. Training is provided; please call Michelle at 703-451-8881 or email:
25.) House of Mercy, a nonprofit humanitarian organization has started a weekly self-help job search networking group. Beginning April 3, the group will meet every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. House of Mercy is located at 8170 Flannery Ct., call 703-659-1636 for details or email:
26.) Project Mend-a-House is conducting two Fall Prevention and Fall Risk Assessments: Saturday, April 27 at Grace United Methodist Church in Manassas and Friday May 3 at Dale City Recreation Center. Both screenings will be held 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For information please call Andrea at 703-398-7442.
If you are looking for other opportunities, please don’t forget to call our team here at Volunteer Prince William Coleen can help Senior Volunteers with Retired and Senior Volunteer (RSVP) opportunities at (703) 369-5292 ext 207, Then myself Shelley (703) 369-5292 ext 201,Bonnie can help you with all the other many opportunities available in Disaster Preparedness at (703) 369-5292 ext 202 or please don’t forget our website’s at Come Like Us On Our Facebook Page (Volunteer Prince William) and Follow Us On Twitter @VolunteerPW.
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