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Call to Action: Transitional Housing BARN Needs Help Painting Rooms

By Potomac Local June 28, 2014 8:44 am

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· Good morning – Saved Hands Foundation offers a number of services to homeless individuals in Woodbridge. Volunteers are needed to teach Microsoft Office during traditional business hours. They also need a grant writer to help solicit resources to help their clients. Come be part of this expanding team. Please call Pamela at (703) 895-6681 to learn more.

· Transitional Housing BARN needs adult volunteers to help sort and organize donations for their monthly yard sales. Come join the team that works during the week between 8am-2pm. They also need volunteers the second Saturday of each month to set up from 6am-8:30 am and then take down late morning. This is perfect for all the early birds out there and then you can get your round of golf in. Please call Tammy at (703) 369-1325 for more info.

· Transitional Housing BARN also needs volunteers to help paint rooms for the new moms and their children coming in as well as new twin including sheets, blankets, pillows, bath sets as well so all the new families begin their stay with new household items. Please call Tammy at (703) 369-1325 for more info.

· SERVE in Manassas has an urgent need for volunteers to screen clients for food assistance on Wednesday evenings from 5-7:30pm. Volunteers must be at least 18 yrs. Old, bilingual in Spanish and be comfortable working with a database. Successful completion of a background check is required. Please email Jan at: jhawkins@nvfs.org for more info.

· Habitat for Humanity in Manassas needs volunteers to help answer phones during traditional business hours. Please call Kelly at (703) 369-6708 to help.

· The Manassas Department of Family Services has a special request of food donations for homeless individuals. These folks do not have the ability to cook or prepare meals as we do at home so items needed include tuna and chicken in pouches, pop-top fruits, cup of soup where you pour the hot water over and let it sit, trail mixes, hand wipes and other fun things you come across in the grocery store. Please drop off your donations at Family Services- 9324 West Street Manassas during traditional business hours of 8:30-4:30pm.

· Birmingham Green in Manassas is looking to expand their Music in the Courtyard program. They are looking for musicians/bands of any genre to come play in the evenings for the residents. They also need a sign language volunteer to visit one of the residents on a weekly basis. This senior facility continues to offer neat ways to bring a little sunshine to the residents. Please call Zach at (703) 257-6252 to learn more.

· Brain Injury Services is looking for PALS volunteers to participate in a one to one friendship with a survivor of brain injury. They have a gentleman in Prince William who would love someone to help with his model trains. They also have a lady in Manassas who attends yoga class at the Freedom Center and would love a partner to accompany her. Please contact Michelle at mthyen@braininjurysvcs.org. For more info.

· Literacy Volunteers of America continue to need volunteers help their clients improve their literacy skills. The next training begins July 12th. It’s the perfect way to make your summer special by helping another adult improve their life skills. Please call (703) 670-5702 to learn more or visit their website at: lvapw.org.

· BEACON Adult Literacy needs volunteers to work with ESL adult learners. No prior experience is needed as you will be given all the tools needed to make a successful partnership with your student. The next training is August 23rd. Please call Caroline at (703) 368-7491 to learn more.

· 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.

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