Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Program in Full Swing
Volunteer Opportunities in the Area
· Here’s a Super Fun Way to Spend a Beautiful Saturday. Please Join Keep Prince William Beautiful is sponsoring a park and creek clean-up on Saturday, November 16th. The event is at Veterans Park, 14300 Featherstone Rd., Woodbridge from 9am to noon. Participants receive a long-sleeved KPWB T-shirt! Call Anna at 571-285-3772.
· The Salvation Army continues to have an urgent need for volunteers to ring the bell at various stores throughout the community. Come as a single volunteer for a 2 hour shift or bring your friends and colleagues to adopt a day a particular store. The Red Kettle program runs from November 9th – December 24th and is very important to their work. Come be part of this special group that raises money that is used threw out the year. Please call Catie at (571) 580-8995 to learn more.
· ACTS is entering their very busy season at their Thrift Store in Dumfries. Volunteers are needed Tuesday through Saturday to greet donors and help them unload their car. This is a bustling place and promises to be fun for all the volunteers. Please visit their website at actspwc.org to complete your volunteer application form. This sounds like a great job for teens.
· Come join Leesylvania State Park in celebration of the Fall Harvest on Saturday, November 16 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Bring a food item that will be donated to the ACTS food pantry and enjoy all the fun activities.
· ACTS Senior Link program needs volunteers to provide supportive calls to isolated or disabled senior citizens. Training is November 16th from 10am to 4pm Please call 703-221-1145 to register or for more information.
· ACTS Food pantry in Dumfries needs volunteer drivers on Saturday and Sunday mornings to pick-up food donations from area grocery stores. It’s a quick 3 hour shift from 9am-noon to give families needed food from extra supplies. Please call Robin at (703) 441-8606 ext. 213 to learn more.
· Contact Coleen at RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org if you can drive a cancer patient from Manassas Park to Gainesville for radiation treatments. The treatments are daily for the next 33 days at 10:15am and a ride home is needed as well. Please consider signing-up for a few days and Coleen will work her magic to get it all scheduled.
· BEACON Adult Literacy needs volunteers to teach ESL classes in the Manassas area during the week. Don’t worry – they will give you all the skills and hints to be successful. The next training begins November 16th. Please call Caroline at (703) 368-7491 to learn more.
· Literacy Volunteers of America is gearing up for their next tutor training on November 23rd. No experience necessary! Please visit their website: lvapw.org to learn more.
· Support the Greater Prince William Health Center and attend and evening of entertainment and games. Chips 4 Charity is Friday, November 15: www.Chips4Charity.org.
· The Brain Injury Services has lots of fun volunteer positions. First on the list a handyman is needed for some honey-do projects on the weekends. Second a volunteer is needed to walk with someone a couple of times a month in the Springfield area. Third a creative volunteer is needed to get their newsletter up and running. This is a special organization doing super work with adults who have suffered from some kind of brain injury. Please call Michelle for information on all these positions at.
· The Prince William Area Agency on Aging needs a volunteer for the Adult Day Care Center in Woodbridge. You will answer phones, direct messages, receive participants and visitors, pick-up and drop off mail, make copies, etc. Hours are 10am to 6pm Monday through Friday. A yearly TB test is required (have initial chest x-ray if results exhibit a false positives, followed by yearly screening done by a medical person) Call Melodee for more details: 703-792-4583.
· Last but certainly not least! Volunteer Prince William is hosting Volunteer Management Training series in January and February. Come hone your skills as a professional volunteer manager in this 6 week program. We will meet every Thursday beginning January 9th from 9am-11am in Dale City. Topics covered include: understanding volunteering, planning your program, recruiting and placing volunteers, training and orienting volunteers, supervising volunteers to maximize their experience and evaluating your program. This training program is free and promises to be worth your time and talent investment. Please visit our website to register for the training series at:volunteerprincewilliam.org
· If you are looking for other opportunities, please don’t forget to call my wonderful team at Volunteer Prince William. Coleen can help you with the Retired and Senior Volunteer (RSVP) opportunities at (703) 369-5292 ext. 207, 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. 201, and Bonnie can help you with opportunities available in Disaster Preparedness at (703) 369-5292 ext. 202. Please visit our newly re-vamped website at www.volunteerprincewilliam.org. Thanks so much for all you do in our community.Send news and photos to Potomac Local