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Call to Action

Call to Action: Volunteer Prince William collecting new coats, jackets for children

  Good morning – SERVE continues to have an urgent need for volunteer groups to prepare dinner on weeknights to the residents of the 92 bed family shelter.  Volunteer must provide the ingredients and prepare it for a 5pm meal.  You can use their lovely kitchen or bring dinner in.  This is the perfect way to share with a family in need.  Please call Jan at (571) 748-2621 to learn more

·         Un Trim A Tree Holiday Gift Program continues to need your help by adopting a child and buying a couple of gifts from their wish list.  So many need warm clothes!  I can provide you their name, age and two toy wishes so you can be a special Santa to a kid.  Please visit my website at: volunteerprincewilliam.org and fill out a donor form for me.  You will have a blast.  Come help us provide a little joy to a child.

·         Volunteer Prince William is collecting new coats and jackets for children age birth to 12 yrs. old.  Please consider buying an extra coat for a child while you are out shopping.  You can drop these off at our office in Manassas at 9248 center Street, or the United Bank at 10830 Balls Ford Road or at the Columbus Grill at 8349 Centreville Road.  Thanks for keeping a child warm this winter

·         Virginia Cooperative Extension invites you to their next training of How to be a Terrific Tenant – know your rights and responsibilities on Tuesday December 2nd at 7pm in Woodbridge.  Please register for this via email at: smartmoney@pwcgov.org or by calling (703) 792-8082

·         Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers on Saturday December 6th from 10am-3pm in Woodbridge.  Come get your hands a little dirty by clearing kudzu, chinaberry and Japanese honeysuckle.  You can sign up for this activity at: habitatpwc.org

·         Brain Injury Services needs volunteers to be friendly visitors and Pals to survivors of brain injury.  Please call Michelle at (703) 451-8881 ext.232 to learn more.

·         Catholic Charities has an urgent need for 20 volunteers to teach English and computer skills at their Manassas office.  Classes are held Monday-Thursday at 9am, 6pm, and 7:30pm or Saturdays at 10am.  Please email them at: volunteer.hogar@ccda.net to learn more.

·         Beacon Adult Literacy needs volunteer tutors to teach conversation or computer literacy to ESL students in the Manassas area.  Please call Caroline at (703) 368-7491 to learn more.

·         Literacy Volunteers is gearing up for their next volunteer training On January 17th.  Come learn all the skills you need to help another adult reach their life goals.  You do not need any prior experience.  This is one person helping another.  Please call (703) 670-5702 or visit www.lvapw.org to learn more.

·         Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center needs volunteers to help with the silent auction and decoration committees for the big 15th Annual Winter dance on February 21st.  Please email Robin at: rainbow@rainbowriding.org 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. 

Call to Action: Volunteer to Be a Special Santa to a Kid

Battlefield Garden & Stone Center giving 10% of the proceeds Volunteer Prince William Un Trim A Tree Holiday Gift Program

 

Hello from Volunteer Prince William. Happy Thanksgiving and Christmas is right around the corner so we are in full swing with our Un Trim A Tree Holiday Gift Program for needy kids. We currently have hundreds of children available and so many need warm clothes! I can provide you their name, age and two toy wishes so you can be a special Santa to a kid. 

Please visit my website volunteerprincewilliam.org and fill out a donor form for me.  You will have a blast.  I’m already stockpiling Frozen characters because I’ve been told that’s the hot item. Come help us provide a little joy to a child.

•         Battlefield Garden & Stone Center is celebrating the season on Black Friday, November 28th. With 10% of the proceeds going to the Un Trim A Tree Holiday Gift Program. Lots of beautiful holiday decorations, fresh trees, local artists and pictures with Santa. Please visit: battlefieldoutdoorliving.com for all the info.

•         Please mark your calendars for Saturday December 6th for the 4th Annual Manassas Miracle event at Mackey’s American Grille.  Tons of fun bring the kids for the afternoon then come back for all the festivities at night.  The Guilty Ones Club throw a huge party and again to benefit the Un Trim A Tree Holiday Gift Program.

•         Virginia Cooperative Extension invites you to their next training of How to be a Terrific Tenant – know your rights and responsibilities on Tuesday December 2nd at 7pm in Woodbridge.  Please register for this via email at: smartmoney@pwcgov.org or by calling (703) 792-8082

•         Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers on Saturday December 6th from 10am-3pm in Woodbridge.  Come get your hands a little dirty by clearing kudzu, chinaberry and Japanese honeysuckle.  You can sign up for this activity at: habitatpwc.org

•         SERVE in Manassas is looking for volunteer groups to prepare the evening meal at 5pm. for the residents of the shelter on weeknights beginning December 8th.  You’ll need to provide all the food and can either prepare it at their kitchen or bring it in.  It’s a great way to bring together your family, friends or colleagues for such an important job.  Please email Jan at jhawkins@nvfs.org for more info.

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Call to Action: Virginia Cooperative Extension Offers Workshop on Reverse Mortgages

· Good morning – Girls on the Run of Northern Virginia is having their 5K run at Pfitzner Stadium on Saturday November 22nd. Volunteers are needed to help with parking from 6am-10am. Please fill out the online registration:www.regonline.com/fall2014gotrvolunteers5K. Please note you should be 18 yrs. Old + or with a parent. Please call Bethany at (703) 273-3153 for more info.

· Ho, Ho, Ho – Christmas is right around the corner and we are in full swing with our Un Trim A Tree Holiday Gift Program for needy kids. If you would like to sponsor a child at Christmas I can provide you their name, age and two toy wishes so you can be a special Santa to a kid. Please visit my website at: volunteerprincewilliam.org and fill out a donor form for me. You will have a blast. I’m already stockpiling Frozen characters because I’ve been told that’s the hot item.

· Neighbor’s Keeper is looking for a volunteer to help with media relations, website posting and capturing success stories. Sounds like a super fun job for about 10 hours a week. Please email Rich at: rnagel@neighbors-keeper.org for more info.

· The RSVP Program is looking for a volunteer driver to take a woman from her home in Gainesville to the VA Center in DC once or twice a month. It’s a great opportunity to thanks her for her service. Volunteers must be at least age 55 for the insurance policy to cover you and have a good driving record. Please call Coleen at (571) 292-5307 for more info. She also needs reading tutors at Tyler Elementary School in Gainesville.

· SERVE in Manassas continues to have an urgent need for volunteers to do food pickups at local grocery stores on weekday mornings. Volunteers must be at least 21, have a good driving record and be able to lift boxes that could weigh up to 50 lbs. Training is provided and you drive their van. This is such an important job for thousands of families each month. Please email Jan at jhawkins@nvfs.org for more info.

· The Virginia Cooperative Extension is offering a workshop on Reverse Mortgages. Come learn all the facts from a certified Reverse Mortgage Counselor on Thursday November 20th at 2:30pm at the Bull Run Library. Please call (703) 792-6287 to register.

· Beacon Adult Literacy needs volunteer tutors to teach conversation or computer literacy to ESL students in the Manassas area. Please call Caroline at (703) 368-7491 to learn more.

· Literacy Volunteers is gearing up for their next volunteer training On January 17th. Come learn all the skills you need to help another adult reach their life goals. You do not need any prior experience. This is one person helping another. Please call (703) 670-5702 or visit www.lvapw.org 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.

Call to Action: Speak Dari? A Woman from Afghanistan Needs Help

·         Good morning  – Thanksgiving is right around the corner and SERVE is looking for a volunteer group to prepare breakfast or dinner on Friday November 28th.  This is perfect way to further celebrate your black Friday activities.  You will need to supply the meal to the residents of the 92 bed family care shelter.  Please email Jan at:jhawkins@nvfs.org to learn more

·         Area Agency on Aging needs a volunteer to converse with a lovely lady from Afghanistan who speaks Dari.  She’s lonely and can’t participate in the activities.  Please call Daphne at (5714) 792-7155 to learn more.

·         The Prince William Conservation Alliance invites you to their next speaker series on Thursday November 6th at 7:30pm at the Bull Run UU Church on Main Street Manassas.  The topic is managing forests, fields and streams with Jim McGlone with the VA Dept. of Forestry.

·          SERVE also has an urgent need for new bed pillows for the residents of the family shelter.  Please drop them off at the admin building at 100056 Dean Drive in Manassas anytime during traditional business hours.

·         The Greater Prince William Food Council would love to know how all of our many small food pantries in churches and basements and such are doing.  Kindness abounds in our community – please take a moment to fill out a quick survey if you are helping families with food needs.  Please visit this beautiful website to complete the survey:  www.gpwfoodcouncil.org

·         Ho, Ho, Ho – Christmas is right around the corner and we are in full swing with our Un Trim A Tree Holiday Gift Program for needy kids.  If you would like to sponsor a child at Christmas I can provide you their name, age and two toy wishes so you can be a special Santa to a kid.  Please visit my website at: volunteerprincewilliam.org and fill out a donor form for me.  You will have a blast.  I’m already stockpiling Frozen characters because I’ve been told that’s the hot item.

·         Area Agency on Aging is looking for a volunteer to teach a beginner’s Spanish class one day a week on either on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday for an hour or so in the middle of the day at the Manassas Senior Center.  They would also love a volunteer to teach a basic computer class.  Please call Melodee at (703) 792-4583 to learn more.

·         Brain Injury Services needs a volunteer who can visit a client from Kenya. What a nice way to share your interest in East African culture with another.  Please call Michelle at (703) 451-8881 ext. 232 to learn more.

·         Hogar Immigrant Services is looking for volunteers to help assist eligible legal residents complete their citizenship applications on Saturday mornings each month at their Manassas office.  Please call Sabra at (571) 208-1572 ext. 102 to learn more

·         Beacon Adult Literacy needs volunteer tutors to teach conversation or computer literacy to ESL students in the Manassas area on Monday mornings.  Please call Caroline at (703) 368-7491 to learn more.

·         Literacy Volunteers is gearing up for their next volunteer training On November 22nd.  Come learn all the skills you need to help another adult reach their life goals.  You do not need any prior experience.  This is one person helping another.  Please call (703) 670-5702 or visit www.lvapw.org to learn more.

·         Mark your calendars for Saturday November 22nd for the BARN’s 16th Annual Festival of Trees Ball. This year’s event is at the Hilton Washington Dulles and includes dinner, dancing, auctions.  Please visit their website: barninc.org for more info.

·         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. 

Call to Action: Food Council Queries Basement Pantries

·         Good morning  – Happy Halloween, but just as important is Happy Thanksgiving to hundreds of families in our community.  SERVE in Manassas needs your help with Operation Turkey!

You can help several ways – first of all gather your friends, family and businesses to collect food items that can be dropped off on Saturday November 8th from 10am-2pm, Thursday November 13th and Friday November 14th from 10am-5pm at the Manassas Adventist Prep School on Barrett Drive in Manassas. 

Then volunteers are needed on Sunday November 16th to bring any surplus food back to the pantry.  This is a super job for teens age 16+ and any of us doing a little weight lifting.  There are two shifts – 12pm-3pm and 3pm-6pm.  Please email Jan at jhawkins@nvfs.org to help her on the 16th.

·         SERVE also has an urgent need for new bed pillows for the residents of the family shelter.  Please drop them off at the admin building at 100056 Dean Drive in Manassas anytime during traditional business hours.

·         The Greater Prince William Food Council would love to know how all of our many small food pantries in churches and basements and such are doing.  Kindness abounds in our community – please take a moment to fill out a quick survey if you are helping families with food needs.  Please visit this beautiful website to complete the survey:  www.gpwfoodcouncil.org

·         Ho, Ho, Ho – Christmas is right around the corner and we are in full swing with our Un Trim A Tree Holiday Gift Program for needy kids.  If you would like to sponsor a child at Christmas I can provide you their name, age and two toy wishes so you can be a special Santa to a kid.  Please visit my website at: volunteerprincewilliam.org and fill out a donor form for me.  You will have a blast.  I’m already stockpiling Frozen characters because I’ve been told that’s the hot item.

·         Area Agency on Aging is looking for a volunteer to teach a beginner’s Spanish class one day a week on either on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday for an hour or so in the middle of the day at the Manassas Senior Center.  They would also love a volunteer to teach a basic computer class.  Please call Melodee at (703) 792-4583 to learn more.

·         Brain Injury Services needs a volunteer who can visit a client from Kenya. What a nice way to share your interest in East African culture with another.  Please call Michelle at (703) 451-8881 ext. 232 to learn more.

·         Hogar Immigrant Services is looking for volunteers to help assist eligible legal residents complete their citizenship applications on Saturday mornings each month at their Manassas office.  Please call Sabra at (571) 208-1572 ext. 102 to learn more

·         Beacon Adult Literacy needs volunteer tutors to teach conversation or computer literacy to ESL students in the Manassas area on Monday mornings.  Please call Caroline at (703) 368-7491 to learn more.

·         Literacy Volunteers is gearing up for their next volunteer training On November 22nd.  Come learn all the skills you need to help another adult reach their life goals.  You do not need any prior experience.  This is one person helping another.  Please call (703) 670-5702 or visit www.lvapw.org to learn more.

·         Mark your calendars for Saturday November 22nd for the BARN’s 16th Annual Festival of Trees Ball. This year’s event is at the Hilton Washington Dulles and includes dinner, dancing, auctions.  Please visit their website: barninc.org for more info.

·         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. 

Call to Action: Prince William Little Theatre ’39 Steps’ Needs Assistance

Prince William Little Theatre production starts Oct. 26

 

·         Cheers to the Columbus Grill – come enjoy the Annual Boo Ball on Saturday October 25th to benefit the Un Trim A Tree Holiday Gift Program.  The evening includes dinner, dancing, drinks, costume contest and great fun for just $45 per person and a toy.  Please visit columbusgrill.net to buy your ticket.

·         Happy Halloween early from Leesylvania State park.  Volunteers are needed on Friday October 24th from 7-9:30pm to play the parts of Light Horse Harry Lee, Henry Lee II and Lucy Grymes.  Please call Sarah at (703) 583-6904 for all the particulars.

·         Brain Injury Services needs a volunteer who can visit a client from Kenya. What a nice way to share your interest in East African culture with another.  Please call Michelle at (703) 451-8881 ext. 232 to learn more.

·         Prince William Little Theatre is in need of volunteers to assist with their next production, The 39 Steps. Sunday October 26, 10:00AM -1:00PM, at the Hylton Performing Arts Center – six to ten people are needed to assist with the set-up for the show. Sunday, November 8, 4:30PM-7:00PM at the Hylton Performing Arts Center – six to ten people are needed to help with the strike of the show. Prince William Little Theater really appreciates volunteers! If you are curious about PWLT or community theater opportunities in Prince William County, this is a great way to see and be seen and check it out. Please contact Melissa at melsiwelsie@yahoo.com as soon as possible.

·         Merrimac Farm needs volunteers on October 25th at 9am to plant hundreds of wild flowers.  All ages welcome and lunch is provided.  Please call (703) 490-5200 to learn more and RSVP for the event.

·         Historic Manassas needs volunteers for their Haunted Happenings on Saturday October 25th from 10am-12pm.  Please email Kristina at:kskokan@historicmanassasinc.org to learn more.

·         Give the gift of Literacy to Prince William Area Adults! If you would love to help adults reach their life goals through improved literacy skills Literacy Volunteers of America-Prince William would love to help you do that! Previous experience is not necessary they will train you to become a certified adult literacy tutor. The next training workshop is November 22, 2014, 8:45AM-4PM and December 6, 2014 9AM to noon. Attendance both days is required. Call 703-670-5702 or email lvapw@aol.com. For more details visit www.lvapw.org.

·         SERVE is gearing up for their Holiday Drives: Operation Turkey and Gifting for Families. We anticipate providing over 800 families food packages for Thanksgiving and over 1,700 children gifts for the holidays, and we need your help! Visit www.nvfs.org/holidayprograms to see how you can get involved with our holiday initiatives. For questions, contact Pam at 571.748.2537.

·         Area Agency on Aging is looking for a volunteer to teach a beginner’s Spanish class one day a week on either on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday for an hour or so in the middle of the day at the Manassas Senior Center.  They would also love a volunteer to teach a basic computer class.  Please call Melodee at (703) 792-4583 to learn more.

·         Hogar Immigrant Services is looking for volunteers to help assist eligible legal residents complete their citizenship applications on Saturday mornings each month at their Manassas office.  Please call Sabra at (571) 208-1572 ext. 102 to learn more

·         Beacon Adult Literacy needs volunteer tutors to teach conversation or computer literacy to ESL students in the Manassas area on Monday mornings.  Please call Caroline at (703) 368-7491 to learn more.

·         Mark your calendars for Saturday November 22nd for the BARN’s 16th Annual Festival of Trees Ball. This year’s event is at the Hilton Washington Dulles and includes dinner, dancing, auctions.  Please visit their website: barninc.org for more info.

·         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.

Call to Action: Scary ‘Lighthorse Harry’ Needed

  • · Good morning Prince William – SERVE in Manassas needs volunteers this Saturday October 18th for their Super Thrift Yard Sale. There are two shifts – one from 8am-11:30am and then 11:30am-3pm. Duties include directing parking, replenish product, help shoppers, bag purchases and set up or take down. So all very easy and fun. Please call Navara at (571) 748-2536 to learn more.

    · Happy Halloween early from Leesylvania State park. Volunteers are needed on Friday October 24th from 7-9:30pm to play the parts of Light Horse Harry Lee, Henry Lee II and Lucy Grymes. Please call Sarah at (703) 583-6904 for all the particulars.

    · Cheers to the Columbus Grill – come enjoy the Annual Boo Ball on Saturday October 25th to benefit the Un Trim A Tree Holiday Gift Program. The evening includes dinner, dancing, drinks, costume contest and great fun for just $45 per person and a toy. Please visit columbusgrill.net to buy your ticket.

    · Merrimac Farm needs volunteers on October 25th at 9am to plant hundreds of wild flowers. All ages welcome, and lunch is provided. Please call (703) 490-5200 to learn more and RSVP for the event.

    · Historic Manassas needs volunteers for their Haunted Happenings on Saturday October 25th from 10am-12pm. Please email Kristina at:kskokan@historicmanassasinc.org to learn more.

    · Volunteer Prince William also invites you to Disaster Planning workshop for community organizations and small business on Friday October 24th in Woodbridge. Come learn strategies to continue serving clients and customers if your employees can’t come to work or if you lose utilities, or your facility is damaged. You can register for this program at volunteerprincewilliam.org and click on the events page or email Bonnie at bnahas@volunteerprincewilliam.org for more info.

    · Area Agency on Aging is looking for a volunteer to teach a beginner’s Spanish class one day a week on either on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday for an hour or so in the middle of the day at the Manassas Senior Center. They would also love a volunteer to teach a basic computer class. Please call Melodee at (703) 792-4583 to learn more.

    · Brain Injury Services needs a volunteer who can visit a client from Kenya. What a nice way to share your interest in East African culture with another. Please call Michelle at (703) 451-8881 ext. 232 to learn more.

    · Hogar Immigrant Services is looking for volunteers to help assist eligible legal residents complete their citizenship applications on Saturday mornings each month at their Manassas office. Please call Sabra at (571) 208-1572 ext. 102 to learn more

    · Beacon Adult Literacy needs volunteer tutors to teach conversation or computer literacy to ESL students in the Manassas area on Monday mornings. Please call Caroline at (703) 368-7491 to learn more.

    · Mark your calendars for Saturday November 22nd for the BARN’s 16th Annual Festival of Trees Ball. This year’s event is at the Hilton Washington Dulles and includes dinner, dancing, auctions. Please visit their website: barninc.org for more info.

    · 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.

Call to Action: Boo Ball to Benefit Un Trim-A-Tree Holiday Gift Program

· Good morning – the Walk to end Alzheimer’s invites you to their annual walk on Saturday October 18th at the Harris Pavilion. This fun event through Old Town Manassas is perfect for families, pets and strollers! Registration for the walk is free – please visit their website: act.alz.org/2014vtcwalk to learn more.

· SERVE continues to have an urgent need for volunteers to drive to local grocery stores in an agency vehicle to pick up food donations. You must be 21yrs old, have a good driving record and sign a driver’s agreement. Some of the boxes may weigh up to 50 pounds. 800 households need you! Please email Jan to learn more at: jhawkins@nvfs.org

· Cheers to the Columbus Grill – come enjoy the Annual Boo Ball on Saturday October 25th to benefit the Un Trim A Tree Holiday Gift Program. The evening includes dinner, dancing, drinks, costume contest and great fun for just $45 per person and a toy. Please visit columbusgrill.net to buy your ticket.

· Brain Injury Services needs a volunteer who can visit a client from Kenya. What a nice way to share your interest in East African culture with another. Please call Michelle at (703) 451-8881 ext. 232 to learn more.

· Hogar Immigrant Services is looking for volunteers to help assist eligible legal residents complete their citizenship applications on Saturday mornings each month at their Manassas office. Please call Sabra at (571) 208-1572 ext. 102 to learn more

· Volunteer Prince William is delighted to sponsor the Volunteer Management Training series again this fall. The course starts Wednesday October 15th 9am-11:30am and continues each Wednesday morning for 5 weeks. This course is free but please register at: volunteerprincewilliam.org. Topics include planning your program, recruiting and placing volunteers, training and orienting volunteers, supervision and evaluation of your program. Many thanks to the Manassas Park Rec Center for use of their class room.

· Volunteer Prince William also invites you to Disaster Planning workshop for community organizations and small business on Friday October 24th in Woodbridge. Come learn strategies to continue serving clients and customers if your employees can’t come to work or if you lose utilities or your facility is damaged. You can register for this program at: volunteerprincewilliam.org and click on the events page or email Bonnie at: bnahas@volunteerprincewilliam.org for more info.

· Beacon Adult Literacy needs volunteer tutors to teach conversation or computer literacy to ESL students in the Manassas area on Monday mornings. Please call Caroline at (703) 368-7491 to learn more.

· Mark your calendars for the Taste of the Town event for Project Mend A House on Wednesday October 15th. This event features food from area restaurants and great fun. Tickets are just $30 per person. Volunteers are needed at their community events on October 11, 16, 23, and 31st. This is a super fun way to help them spread the word about their work in the community. Please call (703) 792-7663 for more info.

· ACTS in Dumfries invites you to their Annual 5K IWALK on Saturday October 18th benefit services to the homeless. This year’s event is at Pfitzner Stadium at 10am. Gather your friends and family for the perfect way to spend a beautiful fall day. Please visit their website: iwalkforacts.com for all the particulars.

· Mark your calendars for Saturday November 22nd for the BARN’s 16th Annual Festival of Trees Ball. This year’s event is at the Hilton Washington Dulles and includes dinner, dancing, auctions. Please visit their website: barninc.org for more info.

· 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.

Call to Action: Manassas Gets Ready for Fall Jubilee

  • · Good morning  – Happy Fall! Volunteers are needed at the Manassas Fall Jubilee event on Saturday October 4th. This event runs all day so lots of fun opportunities available including help in the pumpkin patch from 2pm-5pm, pour beer in the beer garden from 10am-2pm, check ID’s or poor beer from 2pm-5pm or check ID’s and sell tickets at the Wine Garden fr5om 2pm-5pm. Please email Kristina at: kskokan@historicmanassasinc.org to learn more.

    · Leesylvania State Park needs volunteers also on Saturday October 4th to stomp seeds in their wildflower garden from 11am-1pm. Sounds fun to me! come as you are with your stomping shoes to join the event. Please call (703) 583-6904 with any questions.

    · The Alzheimer’s Association is having a golf tournament on October 4th at the Virginia Oaks Golf Course. Lots of great golf, prizes, contests and raffles. Entry fee is just $90 that includes 18 holes of golf, cart, drinks and BBQ lunch. Please call Dan at (571) 383-8050 for your ticket.

    · Mark your calendars for the Annual Empty Bowls event on Friday October 17th to benefit SERVE in Manassas. It’s a wonderful evening with a hearty dinner of soup and bread and take home a beautiful hand-crafted bowl. Tickets are just $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12- in advance. Tickets can be purchased online at :nvfs.org/emptybowls until October 16th. Please call Pam at (571) 748-2537 to learn more

    · SERVE continues to have an urgent need for volunteers to help in the food pantry on weekdays. Volunteers age 16 and over are welcome. This busy place needs help stocking shelves, packing food for families and especially drivers to travel to local grocery stores in an agency vehicle to pick up food donations. You must be 21yrs old, have a good driving record and sign a driver’s agreement. Some of the boxes may weigh up to 50 pounds. Thousands of families benefit from this program every week. Please email Jan to learn more at: jhawkins@nvfs.org

    · Brain Injury Services needs volunteers to help in the office with database management, social media and public relations. Please call Michelle at (703) 451-8881 ext. 232 to learn more.

    · Hogar Immigrant Services is looking for volunteers to help assist eligible legal residents complete their citizenship applications on Saturday mornings each month at their Manassas office. Please call Sabra at (571) 208-1572 ext. 102 to learn more

    · Volunteer Prince William is delighted to sponsor the Volunteer Management Training series again this fall. The course starts Wednesday October 15th 9am-11:30am and continues each Wednesday morning for 5 weeks. This course is free but please register at: volunteerprincewilliam.org. Topics include planning your program, recruiting and placing volunteers, training and orienting volunteers, supervision and evaluation of your program. Many thanks to the Manassas Park Rec Center for use of their class room.

    · Volunteer Prince William also invites you to Disaster Planning workshop for community organizations and small business on Friday October 24th in Woodbridge. Come learn strategies to continue serving clients and customers if your employees can’t come to work or if you lose utilities or your facility is damaged. You can register for this program at: volunteerprincewilliam.org and click on the events page or email Bonnie at: bnahas@volunteerprincewilliam.org for more info.

    · Beacon Adult Literacy needs volunteer tutors to teach conversation or computer literacy to ESL students in the Manassas area on Monday mornings. Please call Caroline at (703) 368-7491 to learn more.

    · The Salvation Army needs to volunteers to help register families for their annual Christmas Toy program- yes I said Christmas! Volunteers are needed from September 29th to October 23rd mornings in Lake Ridge. Please email Janus at: janus_edmonds@uss.salvationarmy.org to learn more. Training is provided and this is a fun short-term project that helps so many families.

    · Mark your calendars for the Taste of the Town event for Project Mend A House on Wednesday October 15th. This event features food from area restaurants and great fun. Tickets are just $30 per person. Please call (703) 792-7663 for more info.

    · ACTS in Dumfries invites you to their Annual 5K IWALK on Saturday October 18th benefit services to the homeless. This year’s event is at Pfitzner Stadium at 10am. Gather your friends and family for the perfect way to spend a beautiful fall day. Please visit their website: iwalkforacts.com for all the particulars.

    · 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.

Call to Action: Learn What to do if Your Employees Can’t Come to Work at Disaster Planning Session

  • · Good morning  – Attention Garden Clubs! Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Program in Haymarket has a beautiful new perennial berm at the front of the property that needs care for a while. Come give your love of plants a little exercise until the garden becomes self-sufficient. Please call Debi or Shane at (703) 754-6159 for more info.

    · Volunteer Prince William is delighted to sponsor the Volunteer Management Training series again this fall. The course starts Wednesday October 15th 9am-11:30am and continues each Wednesday morning for 5 weeks. This course is free but please register at: volunteerprincewilliam.org. Topics include planning your program, recruiting and placing volunteers, training and orienting volunteers, supervision and evaluation of your program. Many thanks to the Manassas Park Rec Center for use of their class room.

    · Volunteer Prince William also invites you to Disaster Planning workshop for community organizations and small business on Friday October 24th in Woodbridge. Come learn strategies to continue serving clients and customers if your employees can’t come to work or if you lose utilities or your facility is damaged. You can register for this program at: volunteerprincewilliam.org and click on the events page or email Bonnie at: bnahas@volunteerprincewilliam.org for more info.

    · Birmingham Green is looking for a friendly visitor who speaks Vietnamese for one of their residents. Come offer your smile and conversation to another. Please email Zach at ztamer@birminghamgreen.org for more info.

    · Beacon Adult Literacy needs volunteer tutors to teach conversation or computer literacy to ESL students in the Manassas area on Monday mornings. Please call Caroline at (703) 368-7491 to learn more.

    · SERVE continues to have an urgent need for volunteers to help in the food pantry on weekdays. Volunteers age 16 and over are welcome. This busy place needs help stocking shelves, packing food for families and especially drivers to travel to local grocery stores in an agency vehicle to pick up food donations. You must be 21yrs old, have a good driving record and sign a driver’s agreement. Some of the boxes may weigh up to 50 pounds. Thousands of families benefit from this program every week. Please email Jan to learn more at: jhawkins@nvfs.org

    · The Salvation Army needs to volunteers to help register families for their annual Christmas Toy program- yes I said Christmas! Volunteers are needed from September 29th to October 23rd mornings in Lake Ridge. Please email Janus at: janus_edmonds@uss.salvationarmy.org to learn more. Training is provided and this is a fun short-term project that helps so many families.

    · Attention golfers! Mark your calendars for the 7th Annual Colin Wolfe Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday October 6th at Evergreen Country Club. Please call (703) 257-1811 for tickets.

    · Mark your calendars for the Taste of the Town event for Project Mend A House on Wednesday October 15th. This event features food from area restaurants and great fun. Tickets are just $30 per person. Please call (703) 792-7663 for more info.

    · Mark your calendars for the Annual Empty Bowls event on Friday October 17th to benefit SERVE in Manassas. It’s a wonderful evening with a hearty dinner of soup and bread and take home a beautiful hand-crafted bowl. Please call Pam at (571) 748-2537 to learn more

    · ACTS in Dumfries invites you to their Annual 5K IWALK on Saturday October 18th benefit services to the homeless. This year’s event is at Pfitzner Stadium at 10am. Gather your friends and family for the perfect way to spend a beautiful fall day. Please visit their website: iwalkforacts.com for all the particulars.

    · Mark your calendar for October 18th to join in the House of Mercy’s Campaign to End Hunger. Volunteers are needed all day at the Manassas Park Community center to pack meals being given to families in Kentucky’s Appalachian region. Volunteers are also asked to sponsor their activity by donation $35 for each 2 hours shift as a way to underwrite this fabulous program. Please call Ann at (703) 659-1636 to learn more about this event.

    · 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.

Call to Action: Prince William Conservation Alliance Needs Volunteers to Plant Trees at K9 Gunner Dog Park

· Good morning  – Manassas Neighborhood Services needs volunteers for the Color Vibe 5K Run on Saturday September 13th. This event is from 6:30am-1pm at Osbourn High School. Duties include packet pick-up, water stations and rout coordination. Volunteers are also need on Friday from 11am-6pm for packet pick-up at the Harris Pavilion. Please email Christen at:czenich@ci.manassas.va.us for more info.

· Beacon Adult Literacy needs volunteer tutors to teach conversation or computer literacy to ESL students in the Manassas area. Please call Caroline at (703) 368-7491 to learn more.

· The Neighborhood Tutoring program in Dumfries is gearing up for the new semester and looking for volunteers to work with the kids and sustaining the administration of the program. Please call Duane at (703) 743-1974 to learn more.

· RSVP needs a substitute driver for a lady in Bristow who starts her chemo at Georgetown Hospital later this month. She has a couple of friends already lined up so this would only be every once in a while. This presents the perfect opportunity for a good deed and a couple of hours of shopping in Georgetown. Please call Coleen at (571) 292-5305 to learn more

· Literacy Volunteers of America are gearing up for their next volunteer tutor training on September 20th and October 4th. Come share your enthusiasm with another adult to help them with their literacy skills. The training will give you all the skills needed to be successful. Please call (703) 670-5702 to learn more.

· Come join in the Save the Shore clean up at Leesylvania State park in Woodbridge on Saturday September 13th from 11am-2pm. Volunteers are welcome to bring back any driftwood they find back to visitor center for a free painting workshop. There will be lots of ways to decorate your driftwood to celebrate our day of remembrance. This promises to be great fun.

· September is Hunger Action Month! – And such – SERVE has an urgent need for volunteers to help in the food pantry on weekdays. Volunteers age 16 and over are welcome. This busy place needs help stocking shelves, packing food for families and especially drivers to travel to local grocery stores in an agency vehicle to pick up food donations. You must be 21yrs old, have a good driving record and sign a driver’s agreement. Some of the boxes may weigh up to 50 pounds. Thousands of families benefit from this program every week. Please email Jan to learn more at: jhawkins@nvfs.org

· Area Agency on Aging needs a volunteer to drive a lady to the grocery store a couple times a month. She lives in Lake Ridge so you know how easy this is to help her in the Safeway! Please call Melodee at (703) 792-4583 to learn more.

· Capital Caring needs a volunteer to visit a lady who received her degree in art at age 70. Come share your love of art with another. Please call Rachel at (703) 957-1785 to learn more.

· The Prince William Conservation Alliance needs volunteers on Saturday September 27th at 9am to plant trees at the K9 Gunner Dog Park. They will have about 50 trees and shrubs plus more than 100 wildflowers to plant along Minnieville Road to improve the buffer. Its promises to be the perfect get your hands dirty activity. Bring a shovel and a smile and lunch is provided. Please call (703) 490-5200 for more info and to register for this event.

· And you don’t want to miss their fall fundraiser on Sunday September 28th at 3pm to support wildlife habitat. Festive occasion with food, silent auction and hands on construction of an insect hotel. Please call (703) 499-4954 for more info.

· ACTS in Dumfries is looking for good volunteer listeners to help out with their crisis intervention hotline. This wonderful service has been around for a long time and extremely beneficial to so many individuals. You will receive a super training to give you all the skills needed. The trainings are September 20th, 27th and October 4th. Please call (703) 221-1144 for more info. This is another wow job. Secondly, please mark your calendars for Saturday October 18th for the Annual 5K I Walk to benefit services to the homeless. This year’s event is at Pfitzner Stadium at 10am. Gather your friends and family for the perfect way to spend a beautiful fall day. Please visit their website: iwalkforacts.com for all the particulars.

· Mark your calendar for October 18th to join in the House of Mercy’s Campaign to End Hunger. Volunteers are needed all day at the Manassas Park Community center to pack meals being given to families in Kentucky’s Appalachian region. Volunteers are also asked to sponsor their activity by donation $35 for each 2 hours shift as a way to underwrite this fabulous program. Please call Ann at (703) 659-1636 to learn more about this event.

· 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.

Call to Action: Save the Shore Clean Up Planned at Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge

· Good morning  – Cheers to starting back in school- I can hear moms and dads from across the county smiling! The Neighborhood Tutoring program in Dumfries is gearing up for the new semester and looking for volunteers to work with the kids and sustaining the administration of the program. Please call Duane at (703) 743-1974 to learn more.

· RSVP needs a substitute driver for a lady in Bristow who starts her chemo at Georgetown Hospital later this month. She has a couple of friends already lined up so this would only be every once in a while. This presents the perfect opportunity for a good deed and a couple of hours of shopping in Georgetown. Please call Coleen at (571) 292-5305 to learn more

· Come support the Alzheimer’s Association on Tuesday September 4th and 5th at the Ruby Tuesday on Liberia Avenue in Manassas. Enjoy lunch or dinner and they will contribute 20% of your tab to fight this scary disease. It’s a win-win all the way!

· Literacy Volunteers of America are gearing up for their next volunteer tutor training on September 20th and October 4th. Come share your enthusiasm with another adult to help them with their literacy skills. The training will give you all the skills needed to be successful. Please call (703) 670-5702 to learn more.

· Come join in the Save the Shore clean up at Leesylvania State park in Woodbridge on Saturday September 13th from 11am-2pm. Volunteers are welcome to bring back any driftwood they find back to visitor center for a free painting workshop. There will be lots of ways to decorate your driftwood to celebrate our day of remembrance. This promises to be great fun.

· SERVE has an urgent need for volunteers to help in the food pantry on weekdays. Volunteers age 16 and over are welcome. This busy place needs help stocking shelves, packing food for families and especially drivers to travel to local grocery stores in an agency vehicle to pick up food donations. You must be 21yrs old, have a good driving record and sign a driver’s agreement. Some of the boxes may weigh up to 50 pounds. Thousands of families benefit from this program every week. Please email Jan to learn more at: jhawkins@nvfs.org

· Capital Caring needs a volunteer to visit a lady who received her degree in art at age 70. Come share your love of art with another. Please call Rachel at (703) 957-1785 to learn more.

· Prince William Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Society invites you to their Business Building Workshops on Saturday September 20th from 9am-4pm at the NOVA Woodbridge Campus. Topics include Business building basics, home based business, franchising, contracts and marketing strategies. Please visit: dstbusinessbuildingworkshop.eventbrite.com to register.

· The Prince William Conservation Alliance needs volunteers on Saturday September 27th at 9am to plant trees at the K9 Gunner Dog Park. They will have about 50 trees and shrubs plus more than 100 wildflowers to plant along Minnieville Road to improve the buffer. Its promises to be the perfect get your hands dirty activity. Bring a shovel and a smile and lunch is provided. Please call (703) 490-5200 for more info and to register for this event.

· ACTS in Dumfries is looking for good volunteer listeners to help out with their crisis intervention hotline. This wonderful service has been around for a long time and extremely beneficial to so many individuals. You will receive a super training to give you all the skills needed. The trainings are September 20th, 27th and October 4th. Please call (703) 221-1144 for more info. This is another wow job. Secondly, please mark your calendars for Saturday October 18th for the Annual 5K I Walk to benefit services to the homeless. This year’s event is at Pfitzner Stadium at 10am. Gather your friends and family for the perfect way to spend a beautiful fall day. Please visit their website: iwalkforacts.com for all the particulars.

· Mark your calendar for October 18th to join in the House of Mercy’s Campaign to End Hunger. Volunteers are needed all day at the Manassas Park Community center to pack meals being given to families in Kentucky’s Appalachian region. Volunteers are also asked to sponsor their activity by donation $35 for each 2 hours shift as a way to underwrite this fabulous program. Please call Ann at (703) 659-1636 to learn more about this event.

· 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.

Call to Action: Alzheimer’s Association Meets Ruby Tuesday on Liberia Avenue

· Good morning  – Cheers to starting back in school- I can hear moms and dads from across the county smiling! The Neighborhood Tutoring program in Dumfries is gearing up for the new semester and looking for volunteers to work with the kids and sustaining the administration of the program. Please call Duane at (703) 743-1974 to learn more.

· RSVP needs a substitute driver for a lady in Bristow who starts her chemo at Georgetown Hospital later this month. She has a couple of friends already lined up so this would only be every once in a while. This presents the perfect opportunity for a good deed and a couple of hours of shopping in Georgetown. Please call Coleen at (571) 292-5305 to learn more

· Come support the Alzheimer’s Association on Tuesday September 4th and 5th at the Ruby Tuesday on Liberia Avenue in Manassas. Enjoy lunch or dinner and they will contribute 20% of your tab to fight this scary disease. It’s a win-win all the way!

· Literacy Volunteers of America are gearing up for their next volunteer tutor training on September 20th and October 4th. Come share your enthusiasm with another adult to help them with their literacy skills. The training will give you all the skills needed to be successful. Please call (703) 670-5702 to learn more.

· Come join in the Save the Shore clean up at Leesylvania State park in Woodbridge on Saturday September 13th from 11am-2pm. Volunteers are welcome to bring back any driftwood they find back to visitor center for a free painting workshop. There will be lots of ways to decorate your driftwood to celebrate our day of remembrance. This promises to be great fun.

· SERVE has an urgent need for volunteers to help in the food pantry on weekdays. Volunteers age 16 and over are welcome. This busy place needs help stocking shelves, packing food for families and especially drivers to travel to local grocery stores in an agency vehicle to pick up food donations. You must be 21yrs old, have a good driving record and sign a driver’s agreement. Some of the boxes may weigh up to 50 pounds. Thousands of families benefit from this program every week. Please email Jan to learn more at: jhawkins@nvfs.org

· Capital Caring needs a volunteer to visit a lady who received her degree in art at age 70. Come share your love of art with another. Please call Rachel at (703) 957-1785 to learn more.

· Prince William Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Society invites you to their Business Building Workshops on Saturday September 20th from 9am-4pm at the NOVA Woodbridge Campus. Topics include Business building basics, home based business, franchising, contracts and marketing strategies. Please visit: dstbusinessbuildingworkshop.eventbrite.com to register.

· The Prince William Conservation Alliance needs volunteers on Saturday September 27th at 9am to plant trees at the K9 Gunner Dog Park. They will have about 50 trees and shrubs plus more than 100 wildflowers to plant along Minnieville Road to improve the buffer. Its promises to be the perfect get your hands dirty activity. Bring a shovel and a smile and lunch is provided. Please call (703) 490-5200 for more info and to register for this event.

· ACTS in Dumfries is looking for good volunteer listeners to help out with their crisis intervention hotline. This wonderful service has been around for a long time and extremely beneficial to so many individuals. You will receive a super training to give you all the skills needed. The trainings are September 20th, 27th and October 4th. Please call (703) 221-1144 for more info. This is another wow job. Secondly, please mark your calendars for Saturday October 18th for the Annual 5K I Walk to benefit services to the homeless. This year’s event is at Pfitzner Stadium at 10am. Gather your friends and family for the perfect way to spend a beautiful fall day. Please visit their website: iwalkforacts.com for all the particulars.

· Mark your calendar for October 18th to join in the House of Mercy’s Campaign to End Hunger. Volunteers are needed all day at the Manassas Park Community center to pack meals being given to families in Kentucky’s Appalachian region. Volunteers are also asked to sponsor their activity by donation $35 for each 2 hours shift as a way to underwrite this fabulous program. Please call Ann at (703) 659-1636 to learn more about this event.

· 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.

Call to Action: Back to School at Hilda Barg Center Means Backpacks Need Distributed

· Good morning – It’s back to school time at the Hilda Barg Center. Volunteers are needed on Saturday August 30th at 1pm to serve lunch and distribute backpacks to the kids with new school supplies. Its super fun and so easy! Please email Pam to sign up for this fun event at: savedhandsinc.2008@yahoo.com

· Area Agency on Aging is looking for a volunteer to drive a senior to the grocery store in Lake Ridge just 2-3 times a month. She also needs the volunteer to help her in the store which is right down the street from her home. Please call Melodee at (703) 792-4583 to learn more.

· Kick Start your health on Saturday September 6th from 11am-4pm at the Manassas Park Community Center! It’s a free community event – enjoy soccer sessions with Salvadoran soccer star Raul Diaz Arce, meet Iron Man and enjoy food, music, face painting and giveaways. Call (888) 485-4226 to register or visit: crfkickstartyourhealth.com.

· Prince William Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Society invites you to their Business Building Workshops on Saturday September 20th from 9am-4pm at the NOVA Woodbridge Campus. Topics include Business building basics, home based business, franchising, contracts and marketing strategies. Please visit: dstbusinessbuildingworkshop.eventbrite.com to register.

· The Prince William Conservation Alliance needs volunteers on Saturday September 27th at 9am to plant trees at the K9 Gunner Dog Park. They will have about 50 trees and shrubs plus more than 100 wildflowers to plant along Minnieville Road to improve the buffer. Its promises to be the perfect get your hands dirty activity. Bring a shovel and a smile and lunch is provided. Please call (703) 490-5200 for more info and to register for this event.

· ACTS in Dumfries is looking for good volunteer listeners to help out with their crisis intervention hotline. This wonderful service has been around for a long time and extremely beneficial to so many individuals. You will receive a super training to give you all the skills needed. The trainings are September 20th, 27th and October 4th. Please call (703) 221-1144 for more info. This is another wow job. Secondly, please mark your calendars for Saturday October 18th for the Annual 5K I Walk to benefit services to the homeless. This year’s event is at Pfitzner Stadium at 10am. Gather your friends and family for the perfect way to spend a beautiful fall day. Please visit their website: iwalkforacts.com for all the particulars.

· Attention Volunteer Managers! You don’t want to miss the Virginia Conference on Volunteerism in Richmond on September 11th and 12th. Great speakers, workshops and networking. We will be there. Please visit their website: vaservice.org for all the specifics.

· Historic Manassas has lots of fun events and volunteers are needed to help! Mark your calendars for Saturday September 13th for the Bands, Brews and BBQ Festival. Volunteers are needed for the morning shift of 10:45am- 2:45 to pour beer, check ID’s, assist with ticket sales or checking the VIP tent Id’s. They also need these exact same jobs done for the afternoon shift of 2:30-6pm. These events are super fun so please call Kristina at (703) 361-6599 for more info.

· Literacy Volunteers of America are gearing up for their next volunteer tutor training on September 20th and October 4th. Come share your enthusiasm with another adult to help them with their literacy skills. The training will give you all the skills needed to be successful. Please call (703) 670-5702 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.

Call to Action: Kickstart Your Health Sept. 6 at Manassas Park Community Center

· Good morning – It’s back to school time at the Hilda Barg Center. Volunteers are needed on Saturday August 30th at 1pm to serve lunch and distribute backpacks to the kids with new school supplies. Its super fun and so easy! Please email Pam to sign up for this fun event at: savedhandsinc.2008@yahoo.com

· Area Agency on Aging is looking for a volunteer to drive a senior to the grocery store in Lake Ridge just 2-3 times a month. She also needs the volunteer to help her in the store which is right down the street from her home. Please call Melodee at (703) 792-4583 to learn more.

· Kick Start your health on Saturday September 6th from 11am-4pm at the Manassas Park Community Center! It’s a free community event – enjoy soccer sessions with Salvadoran soccer star Raul Diaz Arce, meet Iron Man and enjoy food, music, face painting and giveaways. Call (888) 485-4226 to register or visit: crfkickstartyourhealth.com.

· Prince William Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Society invites you to their Business Building Workshops on Saturday September 20th from 9am-4pm at the NOVA Woodbridge Campus. Topics include Business building basics, home based business, franchising, contracts and marketing strategies. Please visit: dstbusinessbuildingworkshop.eventbrite.com to register.

· The Prince William Conservation Alliance needs volunteers on Saturday September 27th at 9am to plant trees at the K9 Gunner Dog Park. They will have about 50 trees and shrubs plus more than 100 wildflowers to plant along Minnieville Road to improve the buffer. Its promises to be the perfect get your hands dirty activity. Bring a shovel and a smile and lunch is provided. Please call (703) 490-5200 for more info and to register for this event.

· ACTS in Dumfries is looking for good volunteer listeners to help out with their crisis intervention hotline. This wonderful service has been around for a long time and extremely beneficial to so many individuals. You will receive a super training to give you all the skills needed. The trainings are September 20th, 27th and October 4th. Please call (703) 221-1144 for more info. This is another wow job. Secondly, please mark your calendars for Saturday October 18th for the Annual 5K I Walk to benefit services to the homeless. This year’s event is at Pfitzner Stadium at 10am. Gather your friends and family for the perfect way to spend a beautiful fall day. Please visit their website: iwalkforacts.com for all the particulars.

· Attention Volunteer Managers! You don’t want to miss the Virginia Conference on Volunteerism in Richmond on September 11th and 12th. Great speakers, workshops and networking. We will be there. Please visit their website: vaservice.org for all the specifics.

· Historic Manassas has lots of fun events and volunteers are needed to help! Mark your calendars for Saturday September 13th for the Bands, Brews and BBQ Festival. Volunteers are needed for the morning shift of 10:45am- 2:45 to pour beer, check ID’s, assist with ticket sales or checking the VIP tent Id’s. They also need these exact same jobs done for the afternoon shift of 2:30-6pm. These events are super fun so please call Kristina at (703) 361-6599 for more info.

· Literacy Volunteers of America are gearing up for their next volunteer tutor training on September 20th and October 4th. Come share your enthusiasm with another adult to help them with their literacy skills. The training will give you all the skills needed to be successful. Please call (703) 670-5702 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.

Call to Action: School Supplies Being Distributed

Good morning Prince William – It’s back to school time at SERVE and volunteers are needed this week on August 19th from 3-6pm and August 20th from 9am-1pm to distribute backpacks to the kids with new school supplies. Its super fun and so easy! Please email Jan to sign up for this fun event at: jhawkins@nvfs.org

· ACTS in Dumfries is looking for good volunteer listeners to help out with their crisis intervention hotline. This wonderful service has been around for a long time and extremely beneficial to so many individuals. You will receive a super training to give you all the skills needed. The trainings are September 20th, 27th and October 4th. Please call (703) 221-1144 for more info. This is another wow job. Secondly, please mark your calendars for Saturday October 18th for the Annual 5K I Walk to benefit services to the homeless. This year’s event is at Pfitzner Stadium at 10am. Gather your friends and family for the perfect way to spend a beautiful fall day. Please visit their website: iwalkforacts.com for all the particulars.

· Attention Volunteer Managers! You don’t want to miss the Virginia Conference on Volunteerism in Richmond on September 11th and 12th. Great speakers, workshops and networking. We will be there. Please visit their website: vaservice.org for all the specifics.

· Historic Manassas has lots of fun events and volunteers are needed to help! Mark your calendars for Saturday September 13th for the Bands, Brews and BBQ Festival. Volunteers are needed for the morning shift of 10:45am- 2:45 to pour beer, check ID’s, assist with ticket sales or checking the VIP tent Id’s. They also need these exact same jobs done for the afternoon shift of 2:30-6pm. These events are super fun so please call Kristina at (703) 361-6599 for more info.

· Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District is looking for a Conservation Capsule Coordinator. This neat education program is distributed in the community and tasks for this position include managing the logistics of scheduling the distribution of materials and logging them back in. Please call Jeannie at (571) 379-7514 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.

· Capital Caring is starting a new program and is need of artists, musicians, people with certified pet therapy animals, and regular, amazing people with time to share to bring wonder of creating something beautiful to their patients. Contact Rachael at 703-957-1785 or rlyddon@capitalcaring.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.

· Literacy Volunteers of America are gearing up for their next volunteer tutor training on September 20th and October 4th. Come share your enthusiasm with another adult to help them with their literacy skills. The training will give you all the skills needed to be successful. Please call (703) 670-5702 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.

Call to Action: ACTS Looking to Train Volunteers for Crisis Hotline

Good morning – It’s back to school time at SERVE and volunteers are needed this week on August 19th from 3-6pm and August 20th from 9am-1pm to distribute backpacks to the kids with new school supplies. Its super fun and so easy! Please email Jan to sign up for this fun event at: jhawkins@nvfs.org

· ACTS in Dumfries is looking for good volunteer listeners to help out with their crisis intervention hotline. This wonderful service has been around for a long time and extremely beneficial to so many individuals. You will receive a super training to give you all the skills needed. The trainings are September 20th, 27th and October 4th. Please call (703) 221-1144 for more info. This is another wow job. Secondly, please mark your calendars for Saturday October 18th for the Annual 5K I Walk to benefit services to the homeless. This year’s event is at Pfitzner Stadium at 10am. Gather your friends and family for the perfect way to spend a beautiful fall day. Please visit their website: iwalkforacts.com for all the particulars.

· Attention Volunteer Managers! You don’t want to miss the Virginia Conference on Volunteerism in Richmond on September 11th and 12th. Great speakers, workshops and networking. We will be there. Please visit their website: vaservice.org for all the specifics.

· Historic Manassas has lots of fun events and volunteers are needed to help! Mark your calendars for Saturday September 13th for the Bands, Brews and BBQ Festival. Volunteers are needed for the morning shift of 10:45am- 2:45 to pour beer, check ID’s, assist with ticket sales or checking the VIP tent Id’s. They also need these exact same jobs done for the afternoon shift of 2:30-6pm. These events are super fun so please call Kristina at (703) 361-6599 for more info.

· Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District is looking for a Conservation Capsule Coordinator. This neat education program is distributed in the community and tasks for this position include managing the logistics of scheduling the distribution of materials and logging them back in. Please call Jeannie at (571) 379-7514 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.

· Capital Caring is starting a new program and is need of artists, musicians, people with certified pet therapy animals, and regular, amazing people with time to share to bring wonder of creating something beautiful to their patients. Contact Rachael at 703-957-1785 or rlyddon@capitalcaring.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.

· Literacy Volunteers of America are gearing up for their next volunteer tutor training on September 20th and October 4th. Come share your enthusiasm with another adult to help them with their literacy skills. The training will give you all the skills needed to be successful. Please call (703) 670-5702 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.

Call to Action: Transitional Housing BARN Needs Help Sorting Donations Monthly Yard Sales

Good morning – It’s back to school time at SERVE so I have two super projects for you- first Please stop by the Philadelphia Tavern in Old Town Manassas on Thursday August 14th from 5-8pm to enjoy great prices on drinks and appetizers and lots of fun between 5-8pm and bring non-perishable food for their food pantry. Things are very sparse this time of year so please do you best to help out those less fortunate. Secondly, volunteers are needed the following week on August 19th from 3-6pm and August 20th from 9am-1pm to distribute backpacks to the kids with new school supplies. Please email Jan to sign up for this fun event at: jhawkins@nvfs.org

· Historic Manassas has lots of fun events and volunteers are needed to help! The first event is the Civil War Weekend on Saturday August 23rd. Volunteers are needed to be parade marshals in the morning and Bourbon servers and checking ID’s from 5:30-8:15pm. The next event on Saturday September 13th for the Bands, Brews and BBQ Festival. Volunteers are needed for the morning shift of 10:45am- 2:45 to pour beer, check ID’s, assist with ticket sales or checking the VIP tent Id’s. They also need these exact same jobs done for the afternoon shift of 2:30-6pm. These events are super fun so please call Kristina at (703) 361-6599 for more info.

· 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.

· Capital Caring is starting a new program and is need of artists, musicians, people with certified pet therapy animals, and regular, amazing people with time to share to bring wonder of creating something beautiful to their patients. Contact Rachael at 703-957-1785 or rlyddon@capitalcaring.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.

· Manassas Museum is seeking docents for their fall schedule. If you have love of history and like people, the Museum is the place for you! Make the past come alive by joining this great team – call 703-368-1873 for details.

· Have a positive impact on your community through teaching! Volunteer with Catholic Charities Hogar Immigrant Services. Call Jackie at 571-208-1572 X104.

· House of Mercy launches shoe drive to benefit children in need: The No Shoes/New Shoes program is underway. Look for this Manassas non-profit organization’s collection boxes, located throughout Manassas and Gainesville or call 703-659-1636 to find out more.

· Brain Injury Services is looking for PALS. Michele will match you in a mutually enriching friendship for monthly outings in the community with someone close to your age. They also need a group that can help them prepare for the United Way campaign- great project for teens. For more information please email: mthyen@braininjurysvcs.org – you don’t know how special you are until you make someone smile.

· Literacy Volunteers of America are gearing up for their next volunteer tutor training on September 20th and October 4th. Come share your enthusiasm with another adult to help them with their literacy skills. The training will give you all the skills needed to be successful. Please call (703) 670-5702 to learn more.

· 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 and a Human Resources Director to manage resources services, policies, and programs. Learn more by visiting them on the web at www.SavedHandsFoundation.org and click on Volunteer Opportunities. Come be part of this expanding team – please call Pamela at (703) 895-6681 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.

Call to Action: Capital Caring Starting New Program for Patients, Seeks Volunteers

• Good morning Prince William – Coming August 12-14! It is National Health Center Week and the Greater Prince William Community Health Center will hold its 6th annual celebration under the tents at Ridgewood Health Center between 8am and 2pm. Volunteers are needed to help. Please call Richard at 703-680-7950 Ext. 3107.

• The ladies of the Prince William Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated will host their third annual Crab Feast Fundraiser on Saturday, August 16 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the VFW in Dale City. The price is $65 and includes all you can eat crabs and a plentiful buffet with fried flounder, Wing Dings, corn-on-the-cob, Red Bliss potatoes, baked beans, Cole slaw, green salad, dinner rolls and corn bread. Tickets are available on line at www.pwcacdst.org.

• 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 and a Human Resources Director to manage resources services, policies, and programs. Learn more by visiting them on the web at www.SavedHandsFoundation.org and click on Volunteer Opportunities. Come be part of this expanding team – please call Pamela at (703) 895-6681 to learn more.

• Hey students, get a jump on those community service hours for school! SERVE in Manassas has a need for volunteers age 16 and up who can help serve dinner to shelter residents on weeknights. Timeframe is 4:30pm to 6:30pm, and training is provided. You will help set-up the serving line, serve the meal, and help with cleanup.

• Another great youth opportunity – make your summer count! 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.

• The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to provide administrative support to their leadership councils and special events. Duties include database management, communication with donors and typical administrative tasks. Minimum age is 18 and this position promises to be very helpful to your resume. Please call Pamela at (703) 584-8444 to learn more.

• Give the gift of literacy to Prince William area adults! If you would like to help adults reach their life goals through improved literacy skills, contact Literacy Volunteers of America – they will train you to become a certified adult literacy tutor! The next training workshop is September 20, 2014 (8:45am to 4pm) and October 4, 2014 (9am to noon). Attendance both days is required. Contact them at 703-67-5702 or lvapw@aol.com. To visit them on the web: www.lvapw.org.

• Capital Caring is starting a new program and is need of artists and regular, amazing people with time to share to bring wonder of creating something beautiful to their patients. Contact Rachael at 703-957-1785 or rlyddon@capitalcaring.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.

• 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.

• 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.

Call to Action: Celebrate Christmas in July

Good morning  – It’s COMING . . . Christmas in July! Don’t forget to join us for fun activities to benefit our Un Trim A Tree Holiday Gift program for needy kids living right here in our community. Christmas in July is a two day event starting at 5pm on July 24th with Old Town Manassas Restaurants collecting toys and donating a portion of their receipts to the program so this is the perfect way to treat your family to dinner out on a Thursday night in Old Town. Please visit your choice of the following restaurants: City Square, Mackey’s, Philly Tavern, Malone’s, Bad to the Bone, Siam Classic, Grounds Central Station, Old Town Sports Pub, Monza/Carmelo’s, El Cactus, or Katerina’s!

On July 25th please join the wonderful folks at the Columbus Grill in Manassas for their Annual benefit event including dinner, drinks, dancing to a live band and DJ, Santa and tons of fun for just $35 and two toys for the kids. Columbus Grill throws a super party! Reserve your seats today at: www.columbusgrill.net – On Dasher . . .

· 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 and a Human Resources Director to manage resources services, policies, and programs. Learn more by visiting them on the web at www.SavedHandsFoundation.org and click on Volunteer Opportunities. Come be part of this expanding team – please call Pamela at (703) 895-6681 to learn more.

· The Prince William Conservation Alliance has upcoming events for all you outdoor enthusiasts: Sunday, July 27 from 8-10am is weed and water day at K9 Gunner Dog Park buffer area Colby Drive and Minnieville Rd. – this area was transformed with over 200 trees, shrubs, and wildflowers. Now it is time for some maintenance work! If you want to help with this project or become a regular volunteer at Merrimac Farm contact Karen at alliance@pwconserve.org or call 703-499-4954.

· Hey students, get a jump on those community service hours for school! SERVE in Manassas has a need for volunteers age 16 and up who can help serve dinner to shelter residents on weeknights. Timeframe is 4:30pm to 6:30pm, and training is provided. You will help set-up the serving line, serve the meal, and help with cleanup.

· Another great youth opportunity – make your summer count! 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.

· The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to provide administrative support to their leadership councils and special events. Duties include database management, communication with donors and typical administrative tasks. Minimum age is 18 and this position promises to be very helpful to your resume. Please call Pamela at (703) 584-8444 to learn more.

· Give the gift of literacy to Prince William area adults! If you would like to help adults reach their life goals through improved literacy skills, contact Literacy Volunteers of America – they will train you to become a certified adult literacy tutor! The next training workshop is September 20, 2014 (8:45am to 4pm) and October 4, 2014 (9am to noon). Attendance both days is required. Contact them at 703-67-5702 or lvapw@aol.com. To visit them on the web: www.lvapw.org.

· Capital Caring is starting a new program and is need of artists and regular, amazing people with time to share to bring wonder of creating something beautiful to their patients. Contact Rachael at 703-957-1785 or rlyddon@capitalcaring.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.

· 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.

· Coming August 12-14! It is National Health Center Week and the Greater Prince William Community Health Center will hold its 6th annual celebration under the tents at Ridgewood Health Center between 8am and 2pm. Volunteers are needed to help. Please call Richard at 703-680-7950 Ext. 3107.

· 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.

Call to Action: Manassas Restaurants Participating in Christmas in July to Needy Children

Good morning  – It’s time for Christmas in July! You won’t want to miss the fun activities to benefit our Un Trim A Tree Holiday Gift program for needy kids living here in our community. Christmas in July is a two day event starting at 5pm on July 24th with Old Town Manassas Restaurants collecting toys and donating a portion of their receipts to the program so this is the perfect way to treat your family to dinner out on a Thursday night in Old Town. Please visit your choice of the following restaurants: City Square, Mackey’s, Philly Tavern, Malone’s, Bad to the Bone, Siam Classic, Grounds Central Station, Old Town Sports Pub, Monza/Carmelo’s, El Cactus, or Katerina’s!

On July 25th please join the wonderful folks at the Columbus Grill in Manassas for their Annual benefit event including dinner, drinks, dancing to a live band and DJ, Santa and tons of fun for just $35 and two toys for the kids. Columbus Grill throws a super party! Reserve your seats today at: columbusgrill.net – On Dasher . . .

· Can you help deliver food on July 17? Habitat for Humanity Prince William County is partnering with Greystone Corporation to participate in community development projects at four locations. If you can volunteer to deliver lunches that have already been prepared and donated to feed these hard working volunteers please call 703-369-6708.

· Keep Prince William Beautiful invites you to their 1st Summer Friend-Raiser! Meet some really nice people from 6-8pm at the Bungalow Alehouse on Prince William Parkway on July 19th. The cost is $50. Call 571-285-3772 to learn more about this environmental nonprofit.

· The Prince William Conservation Alliance has upcoming events for all you outdoor enthusiasts: Sunday, July 27 from 8-10am is weed and water day at K9 Gunner Dog Park buffer area Colby Drive and Minnieville Rd. – this area was transformed with over 200 trees, shrubs, and wildflowers. Now it is time for some maintenance work! If you want to help with this project or become a regular volunteer at Merrimac Farm contact Karen at alliance@pwconserve.org or call 703-499-4954.

· The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to provide administrative support to their leadership councils and special events. Duties include database management, communication with donors and typical administrative tasks. Minimum age is 18 and this position promises to be very helpful to your resume. Please call Pamela at (703) 584-8444 to learn more.

· Capital Caring is starting a new program and is need of artists and regular, amazing people with time to share to bring wonder of creating something beautiful to their patients. Contact Rachael at 703-957-1785 or rlyddon@capitalcaring.org.

· Coming August 12-14! It is National Health Center Week and the Greater Prince William Community Health Center will hold its 6th annual celebration under the tents at Ridgewood Health Center between 8am and 2pm. Volunteers are needed to help. Please call Richard at 703-680-7950 Ext. 3107.

· 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.

· SERVE in Manassas has an urgent need for food donations this summer. A food drive would be a GREAT summer project for youth on summer break! Please contact Pam at 571-748-2537 or pboyle@vnfs.org.

· 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.

· 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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