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Call to Action

Call to Action: Cannon Ridge needs cleaning

Good morning – this is sure to verify spring is right around the corner- Transitional Housing BARN cordially invites you to their Annual Sen. Chuck Colgan’s Charity Golf Tournament on Monday May 11th at the Evergreen Country Club. Lots of great golf, goody bags, breakfast, awards banquet and fun contests. Entry fee is just $150 and supports all their good work. Please call or email tammy for all the specifics at (703) 369-1325 or tperkins@barninc.org

· To all agencies who utilize wonderful volunteers in their work please don’t forget to submit their names for recognition at the community wide Volunteer Recognition event which is scheduled for Sunday May 17th. Please email Shelley at: stibbs@volunteerprincewilliam.org for more info.

· The City of Manassas has a community clean-up at Cannon Ridge on Saturday April 18th at 10am. Come out and help clean-up the neighborhood and have a chance to win a free pass to the Stonewall Pool as well as recognition from Mayor Parrish. Register at the Manassas Police Dept by April 10th.

· Division of Historic Preservation is gearing up for spring projects at the Julie Metz Wetlands Preserve in Woodbridge. Volunteers are needed to help with trail and stream clean-up, development of interpretive materials and education programs. These volunteer opportunities continue through the fall. Please call Rebecca at (703) 499-9812 to learn more about this county treasure.

· Brain Injury Services is looking for volunteers to be matched in one to one friendships with survivors of brain injury. Experience is not necessary only your interest. Please call Michelle at (703) 451-8881 ext.232 to learn more.

· SERVE is super busy at their food pantry. Volunteers are needed to assemble food packages during the day and two evenings a week. Great job for teens age 16+. Make this a Spring break activity and continue to help on an ongoing basis. Please email Jan at: jhawkins@nvfs.org to learn more.

· Keep Prince William Beautiful needs volunteers on Saturday April 18th from 9am-12 noon for their Annual Clean Sweep in Woodbridge. The day begins with litter and safety education and training followed by the community clean-up along the route 1 corridor. Please wear your old clothes and rubber boots as this will be a get your hands dirty project that promises to cleanse the soul. This is not appropriate for children under 10yrs old. Please call (571) 285-3772 for more info or check out their calendar at:kpwb.org Keep Reading…

Call to Action: Virginia Bluebell Festival needs volunteers

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Good morning – our Division of Historic Preservation is gearing up for spring projects at the Julie Metz Wetlands Preserve in Woodbridge. Volunteers are needed to help with trail and stream clean-up, development of interpretive materials and education programs. These volunteer opportunities continue through the fall. Please call Rebecca at (703) 499-9812 to learn more about this county treasure.

· Brain Injury Services is looking for volunteers to be matched in one to one friendships with survivors of brain injury. Experience is not necessary only your interest. Please call Michelle at (703) 451-8881 ext.232 to learn more.

· SERVE is super busy at their food pantry. Volunteers are needed to assemble food packages during the day and two evenings a week. Great job for teens age 16+. Make this a Spring break activity and continue to help on an ongoing basis. Please email Jan at: jhawkins@nvfs.org to learn more.

· Keep Prince William Beautiful needs volunteers on Saturday April 18th from 9am-12 noon for their Annual Clean Sweep in Woodbridge. The day begins with litter and safety education and training followed by the community clean-up along the route 1 corridor. Please wear your old clothes and rubber boots as this will be a get your hands dirty project that promises to cleanse the soul. This is not appropriate for children under 10yrs old. Please call (571) 285-3772 for more info or check out their calendar at:kpwb.org

· The PW Conservation Alliance needs volunteers for their Bluebell Festival at Merrimac farm on Sunday April 12th from 10am-4pm. Come join in this wonderful activity in Nokesville. Please call Myndi at (703) 499-4954 for more info.

· The Neabsco Creek Clean-up is Saturday March 28th from 9am-12noon. This is the perfect way for teens to start your spring break! Please wear long sleeves and tall rubber boots. Trash bags, gloves and drinking water are provided. Park at the Neabsco Eagles Park and under the power lines. Sign-in at the cul-de-sac on Neabsco Creek Drive behind Wawa on Rt. 1. Email: siverstrand@prodigy,net with any questions.

· Volunteers are needed at the Coles District Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday March 28th. You don’t want to miss this fun- tasks include hiding eggs, organizing activities, corralling kids and making sure every family gets a picture with the Easter Bunny. Please call Katie at (703) 792-7059 to learn more.

· PW Soil and Water Conservation District needs volunteers with canoe and boats on Saturday April 11th for the 6th Annual Upper Occoquan River Clean-up. There are several access points so please call (703) 791-6158 for all the specifics. Also the Alice Ferguson Foundation has many volunteer opportunities as well. Please check out their website for specifics and to register at: potomaccleanup.org.

· 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 and join the next volunteer training.

· Literacy Volunteers of America- Prince William need volunteer tutors to work with adults in the Woodbridge area. No experience necessary as you will get all the skills needed at their tutor training beginning on May 23rd. You can be a life-changer. Please call (703) 670-5702 or visit their website at: 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. 1, Shelley can help with any individual or group project and send you weekly updates if you’d like. Shelley is at (703) 369-5292 ext. 0, and Bonnie can help you with opportunities available in Disaster Preparedness at (703) 369-5292 ext. 3. Please visit our newly re-vamped website at www.volunteerprincewilliam.org. Thanks so much for all you do in our community.

Call to Action is a column written by Volunteer Prince William Director Mary Foley.

Call to Action: Interested in the health field?

Good morning –Prince William Health District has a wonderful volunteer opportunity for all interested in the health field. Volunteers are needed on Tuesday mornings from 8am-12 noon at their Manassas Park Rec. Center clinic. Duties include assisting patients with medical forms, answering questions, navigating resources and helping with presentations. Orientation and training is provided as you must complete a background check. This is a super resume builder. Please call Valda at (703) 792-6755 to learn more.

· SERVE is super busy at their food pantry. Volunteers are needed to assemble food packages during the day and two evenings a week. Great job for teens age 16+. Make this a Spring break activity and continue to help on an ongoing basis. Please email Jan at: jhawkins@nvfs.org to learn more.

· Keep Prince William Beautiful needs volunteers on Saturday March 21st from 9am-12 noon for their annual clean-up at Veterans Park in Woodbridge. Please wear your old clothes and rubber boots as this will be a get your hands dirty project that promises to cleanse the soul. This is not appropriate for children under 10yrs old. Please call (571) 285-3772 for more info. Also mark your calendars for more fun activities with them on April 11th for Earth Day and April 18th for the Route 1 Clean Sweep.

· The PW Conservation Alliance needs volunteers also on March 21 st for native planting at Merrimac farm. Come join in this wonderful activity in Nokesville. Please call (703) 499-4954 for more info. They are also looking for volunteers on March 28th at the K9 Gunner Dog Park. These are both super fun get your hands dirty projects.

· The Neabsco Creek Clean-up is Saturday March 28th from 9am-12noon. This is the perfect way for teens to start your spring break! Please wear long sleeves and tall rubber boots. Trash bags, gloves and drinking water are provided. Park at the Neabsco Eagles Park and under the power lines. Sign-in at the cul-de-sac on Neabsco Creek Drive behind Wawa on Rt. 1. Email: siverstrand@prodigy,net with any questions. Keep Reading…

Call to Action: Ever been to Merrimac Farm?

Good morning – spring is right around the corner- and Keep Prince William Beautiful needs volunteers on Saturday March 21st from 9am-12 noon for their annual clean-up at Veterans Park in Woodbridge. Please wear your old clothes and rubber boots as this will be a get your hands dirty project that promises to cleanse the soul. This is not appropriate for children under 10yrs old. Please call (571) 285-3772 for more info. Also mark your calendars for more fun activities with them on April 11th for Earth Day and April 18th for the Route 1 Clean Sweep.

· The PW Conservation Alliance needs volunteers also on March 21 st for native planting at Merrimac Farm. Come join in this wonderful activity in Nokesville. Please call (703) 499-4954 for more info. They are also looking for volunteers on March 28th at the K9 Gunner Dog Park. These are both super fun get your hands dirty projects.

· PW Soil and Water Conservation District needs volunteers with canoe and boats on Saturday April 11th for the 6th Annual Upper Occoquan River Clean-up. There are several access points so please call (703) 791-6158 for all the specifics.

· BARN Transitional Housing is kicking off spring with their 1st. Yard Sale of the season on Saturday March 14th as well. It runs from 8am-12noon or you can access the early bird shopping at 7:30am for a $5 entrance fee. Great stuff, great bargains and all for a great cause. The BARN is located at 9541 Linton Hall Road in Bristow.

· 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 and join the next volunteer training.

· Brain Injury Services is looking for a volunteer to help their client self-publish a book. Experience is not necessary only your interest. Please call Michelle at (703) 451-8881 ext.232 to learn more.

· Literacy Volunteers of America- Prince William need volunteer tutors to work with adults in the Woodbridge area. No experience necessary as you will get all the skills needed at their tutor training beginning in May. You can be a life-changer. Please call (703) 670-5702 or visit their website at: lvapw.org to learn more.

· The Alzheimer’s Association needs volunteers to join their planning committee for the next walk on October 17th in Manassas. Please call Sonya at (703) 766-9025 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. 1, Shelley can help with any individual or group project and send you weekly updates if you’d like. Shelley is at (703) 369-5292 ext. 0, and Bonnie can help you with opportunities available in Disaster Preparedness at (703) 369-5292 ext. 3. Please visit our newly re-vamped website at www.volunteerprincewilliam.org. Thanks so much for all you do in our community.

Call to Action is a column written by Volunteer Prince William Director Mary Foley.

Call to Action: Birmingham Green Senior Living looking for volunteer guitar players

Good morning  – its official – spring and warm weather are right around the corner and you can kick it off in style with the Shindig Jig 5K to benefit the Rainbow Therapeutic Riding program on Saturday March 14 at Silver Lake Regional Park. Check in at 8:30am and race time is 10am. Come with your 3 person team for just $25 each or by yourself for $40. All proceeds benefit this wonderful program. Please visit: rainbowriding.org to register.

· BARN Transitional Housing is kicking off spring with their 1st. Yard Sale of the season on Saturday March 14th as well. It runs from 8am-12noon or you can access the early bird shopping at 7:30am for a $5 entrance fee. Great stuff, great bargains and all for a great cause. The BARN is located at 9541 Linton Hall Road in Bristow.

· Keep Prince William Beautiful needs volunteers to judge science projects at the PW – Manassas Regional Science Fair from 9am-10am. Please call (571) 285-3772 to learn more.

· The 2nd fun need is volunteers are needed at the 24th Annual SERVE Bowl a Thon in Manassas from 1pm-4pm. Tasks include set up, greeting participants, handing out t-shirts and other general tasks. It’s a great opportunity for teens age 16+ or younger with their parent. This super fun day is very important to the SERVE families. Please email Jan at: jhawkins@nvfs.org for all the specifics. And then don’t forget about the BEACON Event: Keep Reading…

Call to Action: When is the last time you judged a science fair project?

Good morning – I hope I can help you warm up by sharing two new super fun volunteer jobs on Saturday March 14th- First up is Keep Prince William Beautiful needs volunteers to judge science projects at the PW – Manassas Regional Science Fair from 9am-10am. Please call (571) 285-3772 to learn more. The 2nd fun need is volunteers are needed at the 24th Annual

SERVE Bowl a Thon in Manassas from 1pm-4pm. Tasks include set up, greeting participants, handing out t-shirts and other general tasks. It’s a great opportunity for teens age 16+ or younger with their parent. This super fun day is very important to the SERVE families. Please email Jan at: jhawkins@nvfs.org for all the specifics. And then don’t forget about the BEACON Event:

· Beacon Adult Literacy invites you to their Scrabble Scramble – an evening of thinking fun with cash bar, food and prizes. It’s just $100 for a table of 4 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Manassas on Saturday march 14th, 6-9pm. Please call Lauren at (571) 428—2504 to register. And please don’t forget that they need 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.

· Historic Manassas is gearing up for the wonderful Old Town Manassas Farmer’s Market starting on April 11th. Volunteers are needed to help administer the SNAP exchange. Hours are 9am-1pm and you don’t want to miss all the activity at the market. Please call Erin at (703) 361-6599 to learn more.

· Manassas Park DSS is looking for volunteers in their front office. Tasks include answering phones, greeting visitors and basic office tasks. This is a great resume builder and fun for a senior who has done it before. You must pass a background check so give them a call at (703) 335-8888 to learn more.

· Volunteer Prince William Disaster Services program is looking for volunteers to present cooking classes to community partners. These special recipes are ones you can make without electricity, limited water supplies or available natural gas. These are things we all need to know to keep our families fed and safe during a disaster. Don’t worry we have the recipes plus info on nutrition, budgeting, stockpiling of supplies to keep all safe. Please email Bonnie at: bnahas@volunteerprincewilliam.org to learn more

· Brain Injury Services is looking for a volunteer to visit a lady in Herndon who loves drawing and sketching. Your time a couple of times a month with this lovely lady will go a long way in her recovery from brain injury. Please call Michelle at (703) 451-8881 ext. 232 to learn more.

· Prince William Health District is starting a Community health program at the Manassas Park Rec Center on Tuesday mornings from 8am-12 noon. Volunteers are needed to assist with the program. You need a HS diploma, driver’s license and successful background check for this position with wonderful rewards. Bi-lingual Spanish is a super plus. Please call Valda at (703) 792-6755 to learn more. Keep Reading…

Call to Action: Volunteers needed to teach Microsoft programs to adults in Woodbridge

Good morning  – Prince William Health District is starting a Community health program at the Manassas Park Rec Center on Tuesday mornings from 8am-12 noon. Volunteers are needed to assist with the program. You need a HS diploma, driver’s license and successful background check for this position with wonderful rewards. Bi-lingual Spanish is a super plus. Please call Valda at (703) 792-6755 to learn more.

· Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center is having their Winter Dance on Saturday February 21st at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Manassas. Please come join the fun for a great cause. Tickets are $40 including dinner, cash bar, live band and silent auction. Please call (703) 754-6159 to secure your spot.

· The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is having their Annual IHOP Pancake Day on March 3rd. Patrons receive a free short stack of pancakes for a donation to LLS. Volunteers are needed throughout the day to collect donations and chat with IHOP customers. Here’s a huge Cheers to IHOP for this fun day. Please call Stephanie at (703) 399-2900 to learn more.

· SERVE will have new volunteer opportunities in the Food Distribution Center as a result of expanded hours. Volunteers will be needed on Thursday evenings, 5pm to 7:30pm, and on Saturday mornings, 9:30am to 11:30am, to assemble client food packages, sort donated food, stock shelves, portion large food donations into Ziploc bags and any other tasks as determined by the warehouse staff. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old; volunteers age 12 thru 15 can help, but must volunteer with a parent. You’ll feel so good knowing you’re doing your part to fight hunger in our local community! For more information, please contact Jan Hawkins at jhawkins@nvfs.org.

· SERVE also has a special request for one of their clients- this gentlemen has just gotten a new job as a sheet metal worker but needs is own tools for the job. Please donate if you can a sheet mental hammer, Midwest snips for left, right and straight, tool pouch, drill, sheet mental tongs and vise grip pliers. Please call Kimberly at (571) 748-2627 to learn more. Let’s get this single dad of 3 little kids the tools he needs to be successful.

· ACTS Helpline provides 24 hour crisis hot line to the community. Volunteers a needed to join the next training class to be trained in crisis intervention and suicide prevention. No experience needed as you will receive the training needed to help another in their time of need. The training starts with an orientation on March 7th at noon and follows with the training curriculum March 14, 21 and 28th from 12-8pm. Please email Sabrina to learn more: sgoines-watkins@actspwc.us. Keep Reading…

Call to Action: SERVE expands food distribution, new volunteers needed

Good morning – Happy Valentine’s Day or how about Heart to Heart month helping families secure needed food. The wonderful folks at SERVE need your help in their food pantry. Jan says she needs muscles! As they reorganize the food warehouse to better use the space and improve efficiency. Volunteers are needed every Saturday in February (7, 14, 21 and 28), 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Duties include taking items off shelves, moving shelves to new locations and restocking shelves once placed in their new spots. For this project, volunteers should be able to lift up to 25 pounds. Volunteers ages 12 and up are welcome (12-15 year olds must volunteer with a parent). Groups are welcome! For more information or to sign up, please contact Jan Hawkins at jhawkins@nvfs.org. Just think how many calories you can burn with this event.

· Also beginning March 1, SERVE will have new volunteer opportunities in the Food Distribution Center as a result of expanded hours. Volunteers will be needed on Thursday evenings, 5pm to 7:30pm, and on Saturday mornings, 9:30am to 11:30am, to assemble client food packages, sort donated food, stock shelves, portion large food donations into Ziploc bags and any other tasks as determined by the warehouse staff. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old; volunteers age 12 thru 15 can help, but must volunteer with a parent. You’ll feel so good knowing you’re doing your part to fight hunger in our local community! For more information, please contact Jan Hawkins at jhawkins@nvfs.org.

· Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers most days in their ReStore. Volunteers in this hopping place receive donations or help merchandize the sales floor. They also will need volunteers to make both minor and critical repairs for families so they can continue to live with dignity in safe and decent homes. Please visit their website for all the info and to sign up for a specific project: www.habitatpwc.org

· AARP Virginia needs volunteers to lead workshops for individual to fully enjoy life after 50. You can learn more at: lifereimagined.org. They also need volunteers for their fraud watch program. Please email Stephanie at: sgossett@aarp.org to learn more about these possibilities.

· Would you by chance speak Dari? We know of a lovely lady who would enjoy a friendly visitor to speak her native language with. She is from Afghanistan and now resides in a local senior living facility to make it easy for you to stop by and cheer her up. Please call Daphne at (703) 792-7662 to learn more about her and the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program.

· Volunteer Prince William is presenting the new Volunteer Management Training Series this spring. The 5 session course will give you all the skills to build your volunteer program. Starting with understanding the volunteer, recruiting and placing them, orient and training your volunteers, supervision and of course evaluation make this robust course a must do for all volunteer managers. The course starts April 14th from 9am-noon and continues for the next 4 Tuesday mornings. Please register for this free course at: volunteerprincewilliam.org Keep Reading…

Call to Action: Can you pick up food?

· Good morning – SERVE needs volunteers to help in the Food Pantry. As you know folks who work seasonal jobs have a particular hard time in the winter and add to the number of families seeking assistance from SERVE.

This is a wonderful opportunity to offer help and your smile to these families. Be prepared for lifting of boxes. Specific positions include picking up food at local grocery stores utilizing the SERVE van. You must be 21 yrs. old, have good driving record and sign a driver’s agreement. They also need volunteers to receive donations. This position can be filled by teens age 16 yrs. +. Please call Jan at (571) 748-2621 to learn more or you can email her at: jhawkins@nvfs.org

· Saved Hands Foundation teaches entry level business skills to the disadvantaged. They are looking for volunteers to teach Microsoft office programs to adults in Woodbridge. They also would like a grant writer and marketing director to create a portfolio for them. Please call Pamela at (571) 572-9013 for more info.

· The Alzheimer’s Association needs volunteers to join their planning committee for the next walk on October 17th in Manassas. Please call Sonya at (703) 766-9025 to learn more.

· Catholic Charities needs volunteers to teach an English class at their Dale City office. Classes are held Wednesdays 7-9pm. 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 March 7th. 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.

· Habitat for Humanity is looking for teen volunteers to distribute flyers about all the wonderful services they provide to the Georgetown Village community in Woodbridge. You can do this anytime between now and February 2nd. Please visit their website at: habitatpwc.org and sign up on the volunteer calendar. It’s a great way for your club or group to do something fun together.

· Also for teens! You don’t want to miss the teen volunteer and summer job fair on Tuesday February 3rd at the Bull Run Library from 7pm-8:30pm. Come learn about jobs from employers looking for teen for this summer.

· Emeritus Senior Living in Lake Ridge is looking for volunteers to help with fun activities such as sewing circle, line dancing and others or simply give one on one companionship. Please call Brigette at (703) 680-0600 to learn more.

· Project Mend a House needs volunteers to help with minor home repair projects for elderly, disabled and low income families. Come share your handy hands and spirit. Please call (703) 792-7663 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. 1, Shelley can help with any individual or group project and send you weekly updates if you’d like. Shelley is at (703) 369-5292 ext. 0, and Bonnie can help you with opportunities available in Disaster Preparedness at (703) 369-5292 ext. 3. Please visit our newly re-vamped website at www.volunteerprincewilliam.org. Thanks so much for all you do in our community.

Call to Action is a column written by Volunteer Prince William Director Mary Foley.

Call to Action: Prince William’s homeless need propane cans

z• Good morning – The 25th Project provides services to homeless individuals living in camps in several locations across our community. The have an urgent need for 20# propane cans so folks can keep warm this winter. Please drop off your donation on this Monday January 19th in the Kmart parking lot on Dale Blvd between 11am-2pm. Your donation will keep someone warm by Monday night. If you need other days/times please email Jay at: jay@the25thproject.org.

• The fabulous kids from the Joe 15 Team would love your help by donating blood to the American Red Cross on Saturday January 24th from 9am-2:30pm. To schedule your appointment please email Debbie at: debd509@aol.com or call her at (703) 895-1606. As you recall, these kids do service projects throughout the year in memory of their friend Joe.

• SERVE is calling volunteers who love to cook for a cause. They need groups to prepare the evening meal for the 92 residents of the family shelter on January 26, 27 and 29th. This is the best project for your family or friends and colleagues to come together! You will need to purchase the ingredients, prepare the meal and serve dinner to the residents at 5pm on your designated day. You can use their state of the art kitchen or bring the meal in. This is your special moment in time to offer a warm, home cooked meal living in the shelter. Please call Jan at (571) 748-2621 to learn more.

• The Alzheimer’s Association needs volunteers to join their planning committee for the next walk on October 17th in Manassas. Please call Sonya at (703) 766-9025 to learn more.
• Catholic Charities needs volunteers to teach an English class at their Dale City office. Classes are held Wednesdays 7-9pm. 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 March 7th. 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.

• Habitat for Humanity is looking for teen volunteers to distribute flyers about all the wonderful services they provide to the Georgetown Village community in Woodbridge. You can do this anytime between now and February 2nd. Please visit their website at: habitatpwc.org and sign up on the volunteer calendar. It’s a great way for your club or group to do something fun together.

• Also for teens! You don’t want to miss the teen volunteer and summer job fair on Tuesday February 3rd at the Bull Run Library from 7pm-8:30pm. Come learn about jobs from employers looking for teen for this summer.

• Emeritus Senior Living in Lake Ridge is looking for volunteers to help with fun activities such as sewing circle, line dancing and others or simply give one on one companionship. Please call Brigette at (703) 680-0600 to learn more.

• Project Mend a House needs volunteers to help with minor home repair projects for elderly, disabled and low income families. Come share your handy hands and spirit. Please call (703) 792-7663 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. 1, Shelley can help with any individual or group project and send you weekly updates if you’d like. Shelley is at (703) 369-5292 ext. 0, and Bonnie can help you with opportunities available in Disaster Preparedness at (703) 369-5292 ext. 3. Please visit our newly re-vamped website at www.volunteerprincewilliam.org. Thanks so much for all you do in our community.

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.

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