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Call to Action: Wanna be a Roadie?

Good morning – Help feed hungry families by volunteering at the SERVE Food Pantry. Volunteers are needed to assemble food packages to needy families on weekdays 9am-noon or 1pm-4pm. This is a fun active job that helps our most vulnerable neighbors. Volunteers must be at least 16yrs old. Please email Jan at:jhawkins@nvfs.org to learn more.

Speaking of hungry families – the Haymarket Food Pantry needs your help as they are low on food supplies for needy families. Please consider picking up a few extras items when you shop for groceries this week. Especially needed at this time includes cereal, oatmeal, canned fish, soup, pasta, beans and rice, canned fruit, baby food and canned vegetables. You can drop off your donations on Monday and Friday mornings 10am-noon at the pantry located at: 14740 Washington Street in Haymarket.

The Shenandoah Sound Drum & Bugle Corps is looking for Band Rodies for the summer season. Duties include attending weekend events on most Saturday and Sunday, unloading the musical instruments and helping set up lunch/snacks as needed. Please call Fern at (703) 910-6509 or via email at:fern.ferrer@shenandoahsound.org to learn more.

Merrimac Farm needs volunteers for their next workday on Saturday May 24th at 10am. Gather your shovel, tools and gloves to help plant and mulch the garden. Please call Karen at (703) 490-5200 for more info.

Don’t miss the next community shredding event on Saturday May 10 sponsored by Prince William County. You can drop off your personal documents at either the County Landfill or the Balls Ford facility. Please visit: pwcgov.org/trashandrecycling for more info.

Adult volunteers are needed at the next Fall Risk Prevention Screening on Saturday May 17th in Gainesville from 10am-3pm. Health professionals, nurses and non-health professionals are needed to help with the vision and hearing equipment. Please call Melody at (571) 575-4194 for all the specifics.

Please join The Alzheimer’s Association’s awareness days every Monday in May at Not your Average Joe’s restaurant in Woodbridge. It’s a great way to enjoy dinner out and 15% of the total meal purchase will go to the association’s great work in the community. Please call Sonya at (703) 766-9025 to learn more.

Area Agency on Aging needs volunteers to cover the front desk at their Adult day Healthcare program in Woodbridge. Hours are Monday-Friday from 10am-3pm. Tasks include answering phones and greeting participants. Please call Melodee at (703) 792-4583 to learn more.

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. Please call Caroline at (703) 368-7491 to learn more.
Literacy Volunteers of Prince William are looking for volunteer tutors to work with adults. The next training is May 17th. Please visit: lvapw.org for more info. Also, please mark your calendars for Wednesday June 4th to join them at the Annual Taste of Prince William at the VFW Hall in Dale City. It promises to be a wonderful evening for a wonderful agency.

Please don’t forget that Hurricane season is right around the corner so mark your calendars for our annual Hurricane preparedness sales tax holiday – May 25th-31st. It’s a great time to stock up on chainsaws, ice packs, batteries, light sources, first aid kits, radios, tarps and fire extinguishers to name just a few. I will have more to come so mark your calendars!

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 atwww.volunteerprincewilliam.org. Thanks so much for all you do in our community.

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Call to Action: Comcast Cares Day, U.S. 1 Clean Up Coming

· Good morning  – The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) has an urgent need for volunteers’ age 55+ to drive veterans to their doctors’ appointments. We have one lady who also needs a ride to dialysis several times a week. This lovely lady lives in Bristow and needs a ride to Gainesville on Monday and Friday’s. Either take her at 10am and/or pick her up at 3:30pm. This life saving task is easy and at very civilized time of day- please come join our team of volunteers to help folks with a ride. They are depending on us. Please call Coleen at (703) 369-5292 ext. 207 for more info.

· Leesylvania State Park needs volunteers on Sunday April 27th from 11am-1pm to build a Pollinator Garden for the Monarch Butterflies. Bring a pair of work gloves to pull weeds, plant host and nectar plants to give the butterflies a Way Station as they migrate across the country. It’s sure to be a super fun time.

· Don’t forget about the big Comcast Cares Project in Manassas on Saturday April 26th from 9am-1pm. Tons of volunteers will be cleaning up at the Boys & Girls Club, Jennie Dean School, the SERVE Shelter and the Winter Branch Trail. This is a wonderful community partnership and you can register with the project at: leadershipprincewilliam.org.

· Keep Prince William Beautiful needs volunteers for the Annual Route 1 Clean-up on Saturday April 26th from 9am-noon. It’s safe and fun and easy way to complete your community service hours. Please call (571) 285-3772 or visit: www.kpwb.org for more info.

· The Prince William SPCA is looking for 2-3 volunteers to pick up donated pet food from the Manassas Mall Wal-Mart and drop them off at the City of Manassas Animal Shelter. Great job for anyone with a flexible schedule as pick-ups are on Tuesday anytime between 7:30 and 2pm. Please email them for more info at: volunteercoordinator@pwspca.org

· The Training Futures Program is looking for volunteer to tutor and assist students in their computer lab on weekdays between 8am and 3pm. This 6 month program works with unemployed and underemployed students to learn office skills to improve their employability. Please email Jan for more info at: jhawkins@nvfs.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. Please call Caroline at (703) 368-7491 to learn more as the next tutor training is April 26th.

· You don’t want to miss Compost Awareness Day on Saturday April 26th from 10am-2pm at the Balls Ford Yard Waste Composting facility. The Master gardeners will be there as well of lots of other neat exhibits. Please visit: pwcgov.org/trashandrecylcing for more info.

· Attention Golfers – mark your calendars for the Senator Charles Colgan Charity Golf Tournament on Monday May 12th at Evergreen Country Club. This event benefits the women and children living at BARN Transitional Housing. Lots of prizes, contests, lunch and all for just $150 per player. Gather your friends and family for this event. Please email Tammy at:adminmanager@barninc.org for more info.

· Literacy Volunteers of Prince William are looking for volunteer tutors to work with adults. The next training is May 17th. Please visit: lvapw.org for more info.

· The March for Babies is right around the corner on Sunday April 27th in Old Town Manassas at 9am. Gather your family, friends and colleagues to join in the fun exercise for a great cause. Please call (571) 257-2330 to learn more

· Brain Injury Services needs a volunteer to take a gentleman fishing in the Manassas area. All that is involved is getting together a couple times a month for a super fun outing for fishermen. Please call Michelle at (703) 451-8881 ext. 232 to learn more

· Please don’t forget that Hurricane season is right around the corner so mark your calendars for our annual Hurricane preparedness sales tax holiday – May 25th-31st. It’s a great time to stock up on chainsaws, ice packs, batteries, light sources, first aid kits, radios, tarps and fire extinguishers to name just a few. I will have more to come so mark your calendars!

· 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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Call to Action: Comcast Cares Day Returning to Jeannie Dean School

· Good morning – come join 1,000 Volunteers at the big Comcast Cares Project in Manassas on Saturday April 26th from 9am-1pm. Tons of volunteers will be cleaning up at the Boys & Girls Club, Jennie Dean School, the SERVE Shelter and the Winter Branch Trail. This is a wonderful community partnership and you can register with the project at: leadershipprincewilliam.org.

· Keep Prince William Beautiful needs volunteers for the Annual Route 1 Clean-up on Saturday April 26th from 9am-noon. It’s safe and fun and easy way to complete your community service hours. Please call (571) 285-3772 or visit: www.kpwb.org for more info.

· The Prince William SPCA is looking for 2-3 volunteers to pick up donated pet food from the Manassas Mall Wal-Mart and drop them off at the City of Manassas Animal Shelter. Great job for anyone with a flexible schedule as pick-ups are on Tuesday anytime between 7:30 and 2pm. Please email them for more info at: volunteercoordinator@pwspca.org

· The Training Futures Program is looking for volunteer to tutor and assist students in their computer lab on weekdays between 8am and 3pm. This 6 month program works with unemployed and underemployed students to learn office skills to improve their employability. Please email Jan for more info at: jhawkins@nvfs.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. Please call Caroline at (703) 368-7491 to learn more as the next tutor training is April 26th.

· You don’t want to miss Compost Awareness Day on Saturday April 26th from 10am-2pm at the Balls Ford Yard Waste Composting facility. The Master gardeners will be there as well of lots of other neat exhibits. Please visit: pwcgov.org/trashandrecylcing for more info.

· Literacy Volunteers of Prince William are looking for volunteer tutors to work with adults. The next training is May 17th. Please visit: lvapw.org for more info.

· The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is looking for volunteers’ age 55+ to drive veterans to their doctors’ appointments. We have one lady who also needs a ride to dialysis several times a week. Come join our team of volunteers to help folks with a ride. Please call Coleen at (703) 369-5292 ext. 207 for more info.

· The March for Babies is right around the corner on Sunday April 27th in Old Town Manassas at 9am. Gather your family, friends and colleagues to join in the fun exercise for a great cause. Please call (571) 257-2330 to learn more

· Brain Injury Services needs a volunteer to take a gentleman fishing in the Manassas area. All that is involved is getting together a couple times a month for a super fun outing for fishermen. Please call Michelle at (703) 451-8881 ext. 232 to learn more

· Please don’t forget that Hurricane season is right around the corner so mark your calendars for our annual Hurricane preparedness sales tax holiday – May 25th-31st. It’s a great time to stock up on chainsaws, ice packs, batteries, light sources, first aid kits, radios, tarps and fire extinguishers to name just a few. I will have more to come so mark your calendars!

· 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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Call to Action: Rippon Lodge Clean Up Coming

Good morning – Happy National Volunteer Week! And here’s a huge cheers to lots of fun activities in April- and yes Virginia, I think spring has finally arrived-

· Come support the Bill Mehr Drop-in Shelter on Thursday April 10th at the Silver Diner at Potomac Mills. Treat yourself and mom by dining at the diner and the shelter will receive a donation from all the meals purchased between 5-9pm.

· Rippon Lodge needs your help with their Annual clean-up day on Saturday April 12th from 9am-2pm. Tasks include invasive plant removal, meadow grass planting, pruning, trail maintenance, mulch spreading and more. Families very welcome, come get your hands a little dirty and feel super. Please call (703) 499-9812 to register.

· SERVE in Manassas needs volunteers to prepare and serve brunch and dinner on Sunday April 12th and dinner on Easter Sunday – April 20th. Volunteers should supply all the food ingredients for their meal but certainly can use their fabulous kitchen as needed. It’s the perfect way to share your holiday recipes with the residents of the shelter. Please contact Jan via email at: jhawkins@nvfs.org to help.

· The BARN is gearing up for their spring activities. Volunteers are needed to paint a couple of rooms at the shelter as well as 9 volunteers are needed to tutor children and moms in life skill topics. You also don’t want to miss the huge yard sale on Saturday April 12th from 8am-noon. Please call Tammy at (703) 369-1325 for all the specifics.

· Volunteers are needed at the big Comcast Cares Project in Manassas on Saturday April 26th from 9am-1pm. Tons of volunteers will be cleaning up at the Boys & Girls Club, Jennie Dean School, the SERVE Shelter and the Winter Branch Trail. This is a wonderful community partnership and you can register with the project at: leadershipprincewilliam.org.

· Keep Prince William Beautiful needs volunteers for the Annual Route 1 Clean-up on Saturday April 26th from 9am-noon. It’s safe and fun and easy way to complete your community service hours. Please call (571) 285-3772 or visit: www.kpwb.org for more info.

· 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. Please call Caroline at (703) 368-7491 to learn more as the next tutor training is April 26th.

· You don’t want to miss Compost Awareness Day on Saturday April 26th from 10am-2pm at the Balls Ford Yard Waste Composting facility. The Master gardeners will be there as well of lots of other neat exhibits. Please visit: pwcgov.org/trashandrecylcing for more info.

· Literacy Volunteers of Prince William are looking for volunteer tutors to work with adults. The next training is May 17th. Please visit: lvapw.org for more info.

· The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is looking for volunteers’ age 55+ to drive veterans to their doctors’ appointments. We have one lady who also needs a ride to dialysis several times a week. Come join our team of volunteers to help folks with a ride. Please call Coleen at (703) 369-5292 ext. 207 for more info.

· The March for Babies is right around the corner on Sunday April 27th in Old Town Manassas at 9am. Gather your family, friends and colleagues to join in the fun exercise for a great cause. Please call (571) 257-2330 to learn more

· Brain Injury Services needs a volunteer to visit a gentleman in Fairfax and a woman in Burke. All that is involved is stopping by a couple times a month for a friendly visit. Please call Michelle at (703) 451-8881 ext. 232 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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Call to Action: Dumfries School Children Need Homework Help

· Good morning Prince William – Volunteers are needed on Sunday April 6th from 9am-noon for the spring cleaning of the Merrimac Farm Stone House in Nokesville. It’s the perfect way to get your hands a little dirty by sprucing up the gardens, yard and visitor center. Please call Kim or Karen at (703) 490-5200 for more info.

· Birmingham Green needs chess boards and pieces for the men’s group. Please email Zach at ztamer@birminghamgreen.org if you can help.

· The Saved Hands Foundation in Woodbridge provides business skill classes to disadvantaged individuals. Volunteers are needed to teach Microsoft Office classes and they also need a grant writer to help them reach more clients. Please call Pamela at (571) 572-9013 for more info.

· The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is looking for volunteers’ age 55+ to drive veterans to their doctors’ appointments. We have one lady who also needs a ride to dialysis several times a week. Come join our team of volunteers to help folks with a ride. Please call Coleen at (703) 369-5292 ext. 207 for more info.

· SERVE in Manassas provides hundreds of families with basic food items for their families. Volunteers are needed to help screen clients by updating family information and coping documentation. Volunteers must be at least 18yrs old and commit to a regular schedule. Come be part of this winning team by calling Jan at (571) 748-2621.

· The BARN is gearing up for their spring activities. Volunteers are needed to paint a couple of rooms at the shelter as well as 9 volunteers are needed to tutor children and moms in life skill topics. You also don’t want to miss the huge yard sale on Saturday April 12th from 8am-noon. Please call Tammy at (703) 369-1325 for all the specifics.

· Keep Prince William Beautiful needs volunteers for the Annual Route 1 Clean-up on Saturday April 26th from 9am-noon. It’s safe and fun and easy way to complete your community service hours. Please call (571) 285-3772 or visit: www.kpwb.org for more info.

· The HELP Center in Manassas offers computer classes and other skill-building opportunities to adults. They are looking for donated computers with Windows 7 installed so they can teach more students. Please call Kathy at (571) 379-5583 in you can help them.

· 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. Please call Caroline at (703) 368-7491 to learn more.

· The House of Mercy in Gainesville has started a new healthy program including exercise classes and workshops for healthy eating. Healthy food donations are needed for these families. Items such as whole-grain pasta, low-sugar items and proteins are needed. Please call (703) 659-1636 for more info.

· The March for Babies is right around the corner on Sunday April 27th in Old Town Manassas at 9am. Gather your family, friends and colleagues to join in the fun exercise for a great cause. Please call (571) 257-2330 to learn more

· The Meals on Wheels Program need volunteer drivers to deliver a warm noon time meal to homebound seniors. You will have a predetermined route from either the Manassas or Woodbridge Senior Center and it only take about 2 hours to complete. Schedules are easily adaptable to your schedule. Please call Melodee at (703) 792-4583 to learn more.

· Brain Injury Services needs a volunteer to visit a gentleman in Fairfax and a woman in Burke. All that is involved is stopping by a couple times a month for a friendly visit. Please call Michelle at (703) 451-8881 ext. 232 to learn more

· The Neighborhood Tutoring program needs volunteers in the Dumfries area to help children with their homework as well as volunteers to help with developing new programming. Please call Duane at (703) 743-1974 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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Call to Action: Lady Needs a Ride to Dialysis

· Good morning – The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is looking for volunteers’ age 55+ to drive veterans to their doctors’ appointments. We have one lady who also needs a ride to dialysis several times a week. Come join our team of volunteers to help folks with a ride. Please call Coleen at (703) 369-5292 ext. 207 for more info.

· SERVE food closet is running a little low again on their food inventory for needy families. Items needed include rice, dried beans, pasta, granola bars, oatmeal, toiletries of all kinds and diapers! Please email Pam at:pboyle@nvfs.org for more info.

· The BARN is gearing up for their spring activities. Volunteers are needed to paint a couple of rooms at the shelter as well as 9 volunteers are needed to tutor children and moms in life skill topics. You also don’t want to miss the huge yard sale on Saturday April 12th from 8am-noon. Please call Tammy at (703) 369-1325 for all the specifics.

· It’s truly spring and the March for Babies is right around the corner on Sunday April 27th in Old Town Manassas at 9am. Gather your family, friends and colleagues to join in the fun exercise for a great cause. Please call (571) 257-2330 to learn more

· The Meals on Wheels Program need volunteer drivers to deliver a warm noon time meal to homebound seniors. You will have a predetermined route from either the Manassas or Woodbridge Senior Center and it only take about 2 hours to complete. Schedules are easily adaptable to your schedule. Please call Melodee at (703) 792-4583 to learn more.

· The Manassas Museum is looking for weekend volunteer docents. These docents greet visitors and give a short introduction about the exhibits. Shifts are either 10am-1:30 pm or 1:30-5pm. It’s a great way to meet people from all over the world. Please visit: manassascity.org/docent to learn more.

· ACTS in Dumfries is looking for volunteer groups to “Adopt-A-Day” which is to provide breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner to the residents of the Beverly Warren Shelter. It’s a great way to bring your family and friends together to help another family by providing a few warm nutritious meals. Please call (703) 221-3188 to learn more.

· SERVE is looking for a few volunteers on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings to provide children’s activities to the residents. Volunteers must be at least 16 yr. old and adult volunteers must pass a background check. Groups of up to 10 people are welcome. Please call Jan at (571) 748-2621 to learn more

· Brain Injury Services needs a volunteer to visit a gentleman in Fairfax and a woman in Burke. All that is involved is stopping by a couple times a month for a friendly visit. Please call Michelle at (703) 451-8881 ext. 232 to learn more

· The Neighborhood Tutoring program needs volunteers in the Dumfries area to help children with their homework as well as volunteers to help with developing new programming. Please call Duane at (703) 743-1974 to learn more.

· Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers to help in the office so if construction isn’t your thing you can still be part of this organization. Please call (703) 369-6708 to learn more or visit their website at: habitatpwc.org. Habitat for Humanity also has a great volunteer program for scouts and middle schoolers by distributing door hangers in this neighborhood during the workdays. These door hangers have lots of good info on the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, the Restore and the Cars for Homes Program and give Habitat a special link to this neighborhood.

· 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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Call to Action: Meals on Wheels Needs Drivers

· Good morning Prince William – The Meals on Wheels Program need volunteer drivers to deliver a warm noon time meal to homebound seniors. You will have a predetermined route from either the Manassas or Woodbridge Senior Center and it only take about 2 hours to complete. Schedules are easily adaptable to your schedule. Please call Melodee at (703) 792-4583 to learn more.

· Don’t forget to join us on Saturday March 22nd for our Annual Volunteer Fair at Manassas Mall from 1pm-4pm. We will have lots of community agencies there to answer your questions and give lots of ideas of how you and your family and friends can make a difference in the community. We will be down past the food court in front of JC Penney so it’s a great location and close to all your favorite stores. We still have space available if your agency is looking for volunteers as well. Please register on volunteerprincewilliam.org to save your space.

· Catholic Charities- Hogar Immigrant Services is looking for volunteer ESOL teachers in Manassas. It’s a great way to learn about other cultures and meet people as they integrate into American society. These positions are available weekday evenings and no experience needed as your will receive all the training needed to be successful. Please call Lisa at (571) 208-1572 ext. 102 to learn more.

· The Manassas Museum is looking for weekend volunteer docents. These docents greet visitors and give a short introduction about the exhibits. Shifts are either 10am-1:30 pm or 1:30-5pm. It’s a great way to meet people from all over the world. Please visit: manassascity.org/docent to learn more.

· ACTS in Dumfries is looking for volunteer groups to “Adopt-A-Day” which is to provide breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner to the residents of the Beverly Warren Shelter. It’s a great way to bring your family and friends together to help another family by providing a few warm nutritious meals. Please call (703) 221-3188 to learn more.

· SERVE is looking for a few volunteers on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings to provide children’s activities to the residents. Volunteers must be at least 16 yr. old and adult volunteers must pass a background check. Groups of up to 10 people are welcome. Please call Jan at (571) 748-2621 to learn more

· Brain Injury Services needs a volunteer to visit a gentleman in Manassas. All that is involved is stopping by a couple times a month for a friendly visit. Please call Michelle at (703) 451-8881 ext. 232 to learn more

· The Neighborhood Tutoring program needs volunteers in the Dumfries area to help children with their homework as well as volunteers to help with developing new programming. Please call Duane at (703) 743-1974 to learn more.

· Mark your calendars for Saturday March 29th from 10-2pm at Tackett’s Mill Lakeside for the Spring Fling. This is a fun informative day to learn more about conservation, wild birds, trees and volunteer opportunities. There will be all kinds of kid’s activities as well.

· Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers to help in the office so if construction isn’t your thing you can still be part of this organization. Please call (703) 369-6708 to learn more or visit their website at: habitatpwc.org. Habitat for Humanity also has a great volunteer program for scouts and middle schoolers by distributing door hangers in this neighborhood during the workdays. These door hangers have lots of good info on the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, the Restore and the Cars for Homes Program and give Habitat a special link to this neighborhood.

· 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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Call To Action: Annual Volunteer Fair Coming

· Good morning Prince William – Please join us on Saturday March 22nd for our Annual Volunteer Fair at Manassas Mall from 1pm-4pm. We will have lots of community agencies there to answer your questions and give lots of ideas of how you and your family and friends can make a difference in the community. We will be down past the food court in front of JC Penney so it’s a great location and close to all your favorite stores. We still have space available if your agency is looking for volunteers as well. Please register on volunteerprincewilliam.org to save your space.

· The Training Futures Program of Northern Virginia Family Service is looking for volunteers to help clients with their workforce development activities. Tasks include classroom instructors, tutors and computer lab assistance as well as other opportunities. This program is located next to George Mason University Manassas campus and business hours are weekdays 8am-2pm. Please call Jan at (571) 748-2621 to learn more about this innovative program.

· Spring is right around the corner and the wonderful folks at Special Olympics are gearing up for lots of sports activities. Coaches and volunteers are needed to teach golf and volunteers are needed to help the athletes in tennis, track & field, and swimming. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to get out and enjoy fresh air and super people. Please email: areacoordinator@pwsova.org for more info.

· The Osbourn HS After Prom Party Committee needs door prizes for their super party on Saturday May 10th at the Freedom Center. The After Prom Party is the perfect way for kids to have fun, be safe and the community shares a little fun with them. Cool door prizes include gift certificates to your restaurant of choice, movie passes, athletic event tickets and certainly monetary donations for the committee to pick up these fun things for you. Don’t miss the opportunity to give these kids a memorable time. Please email them at: afterprom@mcpsva.org for more info.

· The Habitat ReStore is in need of donations including furniture, appliances, cabinets and all the other items that can be used in anyone’s home. It’s the perfect time to update your home and give your donation a new home. Please call (703) 369-6145 for free donation pick-up.

· Don’t forget about our Eagle Scout Project to benefit unsheltered homeless folks in the eastern part of our community. This scout is collecting tents, tarps, sleeping bags, quilts, ponchos backpacks non-perishable items and certainly personal care items to help these individuals be warm. This is a fabulous project and huge Cheers to this young man. He will be at Grace Baptist Church on March 10 to collect donations or you can drop them off at Supervisor Frank Prinicipi’s office at the Ferlazzo Building up until March 20th. Please call Charles with any questions at (703) 473-6868.

· Volunteers are needed to help Keep Prince William Beautiful Annual Route 1 Clean Sweep on Saturday April 26th from 9am-noon. This is a perfect opportunity to get your hands a little dirty and make a great impact on our community. Volunteers will receive snacks, refreshments and even a t-shirt if you register by April 1st. Please call Anna at (571) 285-3772 to learn more.

· Brain Injury Services needs a volunteer to visit a gentleman in Fairfax. All that is involved is stopping by a couple times a month for a friendly visit. Please call Michelle at (703) 451-8881 ext. 232 to learn more

· The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program – RSVP is looking for volunteers age 55 and older to drive veterans or their spouses to local doctor’s appointments. You’ll have lots of notice to be matched up with your passenger and it’s a super way to lend a hand to a vet. Please call Coleen at (703) 369-5292 ext. 207 to learn more about this and many more opportunities.

· Literacy Volunteers of America-Prince William needs you to help an adult learn to read and write. The next Tutor Training Workshop is March 22, 2014. There is a one-time fee of $35 for materials. Imagine the difference you can make in someone’s life! Contact at lvapw@aol.com.

· Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers to help in the office so if construction isn’t your thing you can still be part of this organization. Please call (703) 369-6708 to learn more or visit their website at: habitatpwc.org. Habitat for Humanity also has a great volunteer program for scouts and middle schoolers by distributing door hangers in this neighborhood during the workdays. These door hangers have lots of good info on the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, the Restore and the Cars for Homes Program and give Habitat a special link to this neighborhood.

· 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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Call to Action: St. Patrick’s Celebration to Benefit Children Saturday March 15

· Good morning Prince William – Joyce Carelock Ministries is looking for 15 computers with Microsoft Office 2007 or higher for their training center. This organization based in Manassas offers job readiness classes, resume writing and job search services to the community. This is a great way to find a new home for your computer if you’ve just upgraded. Please call Kathy at (571) 379-5583 to learn more.

· The Prince William County Arts Council has just announced the first ever Poet Laureate position. This is an exciting 2 year position will support and promote local artists and arts organization and enlighten and educate audiences about the arts throughout the community. This position includes a small honorarium. Please call June at (703) 585-6396 to learn more.

· Please mark your calendars for the St. Patrick’s celebration to benefit kids on Saturday March 15th at the Columbus Grill. The fun evening includes dinner, dancing with a live band and beverages for just $35 per person and an Easter Basket to be distributed to needy kids in Manassas. Come join the fun. Advance ticket sales only at: columbusgrill.net.

· Don’t forget about our Eagle Scout Project to benefit unsheltered homeless folks in the eastern part of our community. This scout is collecting tents, tarps, sleeping bags, quilts, ponchos backpacks non-perishable items and certainly personal care items to help these individuals be warm. This is a fabulous project and huge Cheers to this young man. He will be at Grace Baptist Church on March 10 to collect donations. Please call Charles with any questions at (703) 473-6868.

· Volunteers are needed to help Keep Prince William Beautiful with their next community survey on March 12th from 9am-12noon. It’s a great way to learn more about your community by helping them collect data. On March 12th you’ll join other volunteers and be driven around to conduct this assessment. Please call Anna at (571) 285-3772 to learn more.

· The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program – RSVP is looking for volunteers age 55 and older to drive veterans or their spouses to local doctor’s appointments. You’ll have lots of notice to be matched up with your passenger and it’s a super way to lend a hand to a vet. Please call Coleen at (703) 369-5292 ext. 207 to learn more about this and many more opportunities.

· Help feed the hungry! The SERVE campus needs some dedicated volunteers to screen clients seeking food assistance. Please contact Jan for details at jhawkins@nvfs.org. Also please remember to mark your calendars for Saturday March 8th for the Annual Strike Out Hunger Bowl-a-Thon for SERVE. Start gathering your friends and family and form a 5 member team to compete in this fun event at Bowl America in Manassas. This event gets better every year and of course for a great cause. Please email Pam at: pboyle@nvfs.org for sponsorship opportunities and more info.

· Literacy Volunteers of America-Prince William needs you to help an adult learn to read and write. The next Tutor Training Workshop is March 22, 2014. There is a one-time fee of $35 for materials. Imagine the difference you can make in someone’s life! Contact at lvapw@aol.com.

· Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers to help in the office so if construction isn’t your thing you can still be part of this organization. Please call (703) 369-6708 to learn more or visit their website at: habitatpwc.org. Habitat for Humanity also has a great volunteer program for scouts and middle schoolers by distributing door hangers in this neighborhood during the workdays. These door hangers have lots of good info on the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, the Restore and the Cars for Homes Program and give Habitat a special link to this neighborhood.

· 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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Call to Action: Eagle Scout Project to Help Homeless

· Good morning Prince William – we have a young man working on his Eagle Scout Project to benefit unsheltered homeless folks in the eastern part of our community. This scout is collecting tents, tarps, sleeping bags, quilts, ponchos backpacks non-perishable items and certainly personal care items to help these individuals be warm. This is a fabulous project and huge Cheers to this young man. He will be at Grace Baptist Church on March 10 to collect donations. Please call Charles with any questions at (703) 473-6868.

· Volunteers are needed to help Keep Prince William Beautiful with their next community survey on March 12th from 9am-12noon. It’s a great way to learn more about your community by helping them collect data. On March 12th you’ll join other volunteers and be driven around to conduct this assessment. Please call Anna at (571) 285-3772 to learn more.

· The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program – RSVP is looking for volunteers age 55 and older to drive veterans or their spouses to local doctor’s appointments. You’ll have lots of notice to be matched up with your passenger and it’s a super way to lend a hand to a vet. Please call Coleen at (703) 369-5292 ext. 207 to learn more about this and many more opportunities.

· Brain Injury Services is looking for a few more volunteers needed to visit clients in specific neighborhoods. They have a client in Fairfax who would love the company of Columbia University alum as he is very proudly of the class of 1940. They also have a lady in McLean who is Iranian-American and loves to chat about culture and interesting magazines. Please email Michelle at: mthyen@braininjurysvcs.org to learn more.

· Help feed the hungry! The SERVE campus needs some dedicated volunteers to screen clients seeking food assistance. Please contact Jan for details at jhawkins@nvfs.org. Also please remember to mark your calendars for Saturday March 8th for the Annual Strike Out Hunger Bowl-a-Thon for SERVE. Start gathering your friends and family and form a 5 member team to compete in this fun event at Bowl America in Manassas. This event gets better every year and of course for a great cause. Please email Pam at: pboyle@nvfs.org for sponsorship opportunities and more info.

· Literacy Volunteers of America-Prince William needs you to help an adult learn to read and write. The next Tutor Training Workshop is March 22, 2014. There is a one-time fee of $35 for materials. Imagine the difference you can make in someone’s life! Contact at lvapw@aol.com.

· Birmingham Green Nursing Home has a very special need for a volunteer who can speak polish. If that is you, please call Zach at (703) 257-6252 to learn more.

· Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers to help in the office so if construction isn’t your thing you can still be part of this organization. Please call (703) 369-6708 to learn more or visit their website at: habitatpwc.org. Habitat for Humanity also has a great volunteer program for scouts and middle schoolers by distributing door hangers in this neighborhood during the workdays. These door hangers have lots of good info on the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, the Restore and the Cars for Homes Program and give Habitat a special link to this neighborhood.

· 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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Call to Action: Volunteers Wanted at Woodbridge Police Station

· Good morning Prince William – The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program – RSVP is looking for volunteers age 55 and older to help out at the Police Station in Woodbridge. Duties include moving vehicles around for maintenance, picking up supplies and delivering items between stations. Please call Coleen at (703) 369-5292 ext. 207 to learn more about this and many more opportunities.

· Habitat for Humanity cordially invites you to the Capitol Steps program at Metz Middle School on Saturday February 22nd at 7pm. You can be assured this will be a hilarious show on current events. Tickets are just $35 and can be purchased on line at: habitatpw.org. Cheers to the Bull Run Rotary Club for their sponsorship of this event.

· Brain Injury Services is looking for a few more volunteers needed to visit clients in specific neighborhoods. They have a client in Fairfax who would love the company of Columbia University alum as he is very proudly of the class of 1940. They also have a lady in McLean who is Iranian-American and loves to chat about culture and interesting magazines. Please email Michelle at: mthyen@braininjurysvcs.org to learn more.

· ACTS is hosting its annual Love Life event on February 15th from noon to 4pm at Manassas Mall. There will be activities for kids and a variety of local resources you can connect with. It is a great way to take a break from shopping on a Saturday afternoon!

· Help feed the hungry! The SERVE campus needs some dedicated volunteers to screen clients seeking food assistance. Please contact Jan for details at jhawkins@nvfs.org. Also please remember to mark your calendars for Saturday March 8th for the Annual Strike Out Hunger Bowl-a-Thon for SERVE. Start gathering your friends and family and form a 5 member team to compete in this fun event at Bowl America in Manassas. This event gets better every year and of course for a great cause. Please email Pam at: pboyle@nvfs.org for sponsorship opportunities and more info.

 

· BEACON Adult Literacy needs volunteer tutors at a couple of their sites. The next tutor training is Saturday February 15th to give you all the info you need to make this a very rewarding experience for you and your student. Please visit their website for more details at: beaconliteracy.org or by calling (703) 368-7491.

 

· Literacy Volunteers of America-Prince William needs you to help an adult learn to read and write. The next Tutor Training Workshop is March 22, 2014. There is a one-time fee of $35 for materials. Imagine the difference you can make in someone’s life! Contact at lvapw@aol.com.

· Birmingham Green Nursing Home has a very special need for a volunteer who can speak polish. If that is you, please call Zach at (703) 257-6252 to learn more.

· Habitat for Humanity still needs volunteers at the home of a senior veteran. Repairs include installing grab bars, repairing plumbing problems, fixing gutters and siding and other accessibility accommodations. These repairs will allow this very cute couple to continue living in their home. Please call (703) 369-6708 to learn more or visit their website at: habitatpwc.org. Habitat for Humanity also has a great volunteer program for scouts and middle schoolers by distributing door hangers in this neighborhood during the workdays. These door hangers have lots of good info on the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, the Restore and the Cars for Homes Program and give Habitat a special link to this neighborhood.

· 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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Call to Action: Black History Month Exhibit to Open

Good morning  – Brain Injury Services is looking a 12-month PALS friendship with a young Burke area man in his 20’s, loves any and all sports and would love a once or twice a month outing to enjoy sports and varied activities. Several more volunteers are needed to visit clients in specific neighborhoods. They have a client in Manassas who would like company to help with her crafting. They also have a gentleman who would love the company of a Columbia University alum as he is very proudly of the class of 1940. Please email Michelle at: mthyen@braininjurysvcs.org to learn more.

· Reflections for Black History Month at the Center for the Arts invites all to the grand opening of the Reflections Exhibit on Saturday February 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Delta Sigma Theta is hosting this event with wine and cheese to celebrate the works of 20 artists nationally and internationally recognized from the University of Maryland Driskell Arts Center. Please visit their website at: pwcacdst.org to learn more.

· ACTS is hosting its annual Love Life event on February 15 from noon to 4 p.m. at Manassas Mall. There will be activities for kids and a variety of local resources you can connect with. It is a great way to take a break from shopping on a Saturday afternoon!

· Help feed the hungry! The SERVE campus needs some dedicated volunteers to screen clients seeking food assistance. Please contact Jan for details at jhawkins@nvfs.org. Also please remember to mark your calendars for Saturday March 8 for the Annual Strike Out Hunger Bowl-a-Thon for SERVE. Start gathering your friends and family and form a 5 member team to compete in this fun event at Bowl America in Manassas. This event gets better every year and of course for a great cause. Please email Pam at: pboyle@nvfs.org for sponsorship opportunities and more info.

· BEACON Adult Literacy needs volunteer tutors at a couple of their sites. The next tutor training is Saturday February 15 to give you all the info you need to make this a very rewarding experience for you and your student. Please visit their website for more details at: beaconliteracy.org or by calling (703) 368-7491.

· Literacy Volunteers of America- Prince William needs you to help an adult learn to read and write. The next Tutor Training Workshop is March 22, 2014. There is a one-time fee of $35 for materials. Imagine the difference you can make in someone’s life! Contact at lvapw@aol.com.

· I have a very special request for volunteer drivers on Saturday mornings to give a lift to gentlemen living in and around the Winter Shelter in Woodbridge. It’s as simple as picking up 2 or 3 individuals and taking them to the Laundromat for 2 hours and giving them a ride back to the shelter with their clean clothes. This is a super easy, quick volunteer project. Please call Juan at (703) 583-7440 for more info. It’s just a little far and a lot cold for these gentlemen to walk there!

· SERVE has an urgent need for adult volunteers to help screen clients for food assistance on weekdays. As you can imagine with this tough winter, this is a very busy time of year for them. You must be able to work with computers, pass a background check, and Spanish speaking skills would be extra helpful. Please Jan at (574) 748-2621 to learn more about this very important community service.

· Birmingham Green Nursing Home has a very special need for a volunteer who can speak polish. If that is you, please call Zach at (703) 257-6252 to learn more.

· Habitat for Humanity still needs volunteers at the home of a senior veteran. Repairs include installing grab bars, repairing plumbing problems, fixing gutters and siding and other accessibility accommodations. These repairs will allow this very cute couple to continue living in their home. Please call (703) 369-6708 to learn more or visit their website at: habitatpwc.org. Habitat for Humanity also has a great volunteer program for scouts and middle schoolers by distributing door hangers in this neighborhood during the workdays. These door hangers have lots of good info on the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, the Restore and the Cars for Homes Program and give Habitat a special link to this neighborhood.

· 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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Call to Action: Homeless Near Woodbridge Shelter Need Help Getting to Laundromat

· Good morning Prince William – I have a very special request for volunteer drivers on Saturday mornings to give a lift to gentlemen living in and around the Winter Shelter in Woodbridge. It’s as simple as picking up 2 or 3 individuals and taking them to the Laundromat for 2 hours and giving them a ride back to the shelter with their clean clothes. This is a super easy, quick volunteer project. Please call Juan at (703) 583-7440 for more info. It’s just a little far and a lot cold for these gentlemen to walk there!

· BEACON Adult Literacy needs volunteer tutors at a couple of their sites. The next tutor training is Saturday February 15th to give you all the info you need to make this a very rewarding experience for you and your student. Please visit their website for more details at: beaconliteracy.org or by calling (703) 368-7491.

· SERVE has an urgent need for adult volunteers to help screen clients for food assistance on weekdays. As you can imagine with this tough winter, this is a very busy time of year for them. You must be able to work with computers, pass a background check, and Spanish speaking skills would be extra helpful. Please Jan at (574) 748-2621 to learn more about this very important community service.

· Birmingham Green Nursing Home would love to have several volunteers to give cultural talks or special cultural performances with song, instruments or dancing throughout the year. They would like to kick off this program with volunteers to speak on topics for Black History Month. Please call Zach at (703) 257-6252 to learn more.

· Reflections for Black History Month at the Center for the Arts invites all to the grand opening of the Reflections Exhibit on Saturday February 8th from 6-8pm. Delta Sigma Theta is hosting this event with wine and cheese to celebrate the works of 20 artists nationally and internationally recognized from the University of Maryland Driskell Arts Center. Please visit their website at: pwcacdst.org to learn more

· Please mark your calendars for Saturday March 8th for the Annual Strike Out Hunger Bowl-a-Thon for SERVE. Start gathering your friends and family and form a 5 member team to compete in this fun event at Bowl America in Manassas. This event gets better every year and of course for a great cause. Please email Pam at: pboyle@nvfs.org for sponsorship opportunities and more info.

· Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers beginning this week at the home of a senior veteran. Repairs include installing grab bars, repairing plumbing problems, fixing gutters and siding and other accessibility accommodations. These repairs will allow this very cute couple to continue living in their home. Please call (703) 369-6708 to learn more or visit their website at: habitatpwc.org. Habitat for Humanity also has a great volunteer program for scouts and middle schoolers by distributing door hangers in this neighborhood during the workdays. These door hangers have lots of good info on the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, the Restore and the Cars for Homes Program and give Habitat a special link to this neighborhood.

· Brain Injury Services is looking for several volunteers to visit clients in specific neighborhoods. They have a client in Manassas who would like company to help with her crafting. They also have a gentleman who would love the company of a Columbia University alum as he is very proudly of the class of 1940. Please email Michelle at: mthyen@braininjurysvcs.org to learn more.

· Literacy Volunteers of America-Prince William needs you to help an adult learn to read and write. The next Tutor Training Workshop is March 22, 2014. There is a one-time fee of $35 for materials. Imagine the difference you can make in someone’s life! Contact at lvapw@aol.com.

· 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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Call to Action: Strike Out Hunger Bowl-a-Thon

· Good morning – SERVE is looking for a few hearty volunteers to help with the Annual Point in Time Count of the sheltered and unsheltered homeless population. This event is Wednesday January 29th from 6am-11am. You must be at least 18yrs old since it will include travel to campsites to offer assistance, food and supplies. Please Jan at (574) 748-2621 to learn more about this very important community service.

· Please mark your calendars for Saturday March 8th for the Annual Strike Out Hunger Bowl-a-Thon for SERVE. Start gathering your friends and family and form a 5 member team to compete in this fun event at Bowl America in Manassas. This event gets better every year and of course for a great cause. Please email Pam at: pboyle@nvfs.org for sponsorship opportunities and more info.

· Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers beginning this week at the home of a senior veteran. Repairs include installing grab bars, repairing plumbing problems, fixing gutters and siding and other accessibility accommodations. These repairs will allow this very cute couple to continue living in their home. Please call (703) 369-6708 to learn more or visit their website at: habitatpwc.org. Habitat for Humanity also has a great volunteer program for scouts and middle schoolers by distributing door hangers in neighborhoods across the community. These door hangers have lots of good info on the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, the Restore and the Cars for Homes Program.

· RSVP- the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is looking for senior volunteer’s age 55+ to drive veterans and/or their spouses to their doctor’s appointments here in our community. This program just started 6 months ago and has grown quickly with the number of vets needing a safe ride. Please email Coleen at: chersson@volunteerprincewilliam.org to learn more. These appointments are scheduled in advance and will work easily with your other commitments!

· The super teen volunteers with the Joe 15 team are having their 7th Annual Blood Drive on Saturday January 25th from 9am-2:30pm. Please give the gift of life and support these great kids by scheduling your appointment at: redcrossblood.org/make-donation and enter sponsor code: 05312539

· BARN Transitional Housing needs a volunteer driver to go to Woodbridge once a week and pick up donations. The job just takes 4 hours and you do not need to load or unload just have a good driving record. Please call Tammy at (571) 428-2571 to learn more.

· Brain Injury Services is looking for several volunteers to visit clients in specific neighborhoods. They have a lady in Fairfax would love company to assist her with fitness routine and grocery shopping. They have a gentleman in Centreville would love to learn how to play chess. They have a client in Manassas who would like company and to get out for lunch or a movie and lastly they have a teenager in Alexandria who would love to play basketball or go to a movie. Please email Michelle at: mthyen@braininjurysvcs.org to learn more.

· Literacy Volunteers of America-Prince William needs you to help an adult learn to read and write. The next Tutor Training Workshop is March 22, 2014. There is a one-time fee of $35 for materials. Imagine the difference you can make in someone’s life! Contact at lvapw@aol.com.

· Catholic Charities has a couple of programs for the immigrant community. Volunteers are needed in both Manassas and Woodbridge as ESOL and Citizenship teachers. Training and all the materials are provided. This is a unique opportunity. Please call (571) 208-1572 for all the specifics.

· 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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Call to Action: Care Packages for Soldiers Being Assembled at Leesylvania State Park

· Good morning – in celebration of the Martin Luther King Holiday weekend, please join the wonderful folks at Leesylvania State Park assemble care packages for soldiers. This event is in partnership with Operation Home Front. Donations of phone cards, baby wipes, tooth brushes, cameras and such will be collected and then assembled into individual packages for the troops. This is the perfect way to celebrate their service with a few goodies from you. This all takes place on Saturday January 18th from 11am-3pm at the Visitor Center. Please visit operationhomefront.net for more info.

· The super teen volunteers with the Joe 15 team are having their 7th Annual Blood Drive on Saturday January 25th from 9am-2:30pm. Please give the gift of life and support these great kids by scheduling your appointment at: redcrossblood.org/make-donation and enter sponsor code: 05312539

· BARN Transitional Housing needs a volunteer driver to go to Woodbridge once a week and pick up donations. The job just takes 4 hours and you do not need to load or unload just have a good driving record. Please call Tammy at (571) 428-2571 to learn more.

· The House of Mercy has re-launched their weekly job search meetings on Mondays 1-3pm. They are open to all and afford those unemployed or under employed a great way to network with other. Please call Ann at (703) 659-1636 to learn more

· Brain Injury Services is looking for several volunteers to visit clients in specific neighborhoods. They have a lady in Fairfax would love company to assist her with fitness routine and grocery shopping. They have a gentleman in Centreville would love to learn how to play chess. They have a client in Manassas who would like company and to get out for lunch or a movie and lastly they have a teenager in Alexandria who would love to play basketball or go to a movie. Please email Michelle at: mthyen@braininjurysvcs.org to learn more.

· Literacy Volunteers of America-Prince William needs you to help an adult learn to read and write. The next Tutor Training Workshop is March 22, 2014. There is a one-time fee of $35 for materials. Imagine the difference you can make in someone’s life! Contact at lvapw@aol.com.

· The Prince William Area Agency on Aging – Woodbridge area needs a volunteer for the Adult Day Care Center in Woodbridge. You will answer phones, direct messages, receive participants and visitors, pick-up and drop off mail, make copies, etc. Hours are 10am to 6pm Monday through Friday. A yearly TB test is required (have initial chest x-ray if results exhibit a false positives, followed by yearly screening done by a medical person) Call Melodee for more details: 703-792-4583.

· The Prince William Area Agency on Aging – Manassas area needs a volunteer to be a friendly visitor for a male shut-in. He needs a cherry visitor who can help him read his mail. Contact Barbara at 703-792-7175.

· Catholic Charities has a couple of programs for the immigrant community. Volunteers are needed in both Manassas and Woodbridge as ESOL and Citizenship teachers. Training and all the materials are provided. This is a unique opportunity. Please call (571) 208-1572 for all the specifics.

· SERVE has an URGENT need for volunteer drivers for the Food Distribution Center on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Drivers take the SERVE vans to area grocery stores and restaurants to pick-up donated food and then return to SERVE for unloading and distribution. You must be at least 21 years old with a clean driving record. Contact Jan at jhawkins@nvfs.org

· ACTS Food pantry in Dumfries needs volunteer drivers on Saturday and Sunday mornings to pick-up food donations from area grocery stores. It’s a quick 3 hour shift from 9am-noon to give families needed food from extra supplies. Please call Robin at (703) 441-8606 ext. 213 to learn more.

· 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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Call to Action: Volunteers Needed as ESOL & Citizenship teachers

Call to Action 

· Good morning . . . Happy New Year!  Many of us make New Year Resolutions – how about this one: Resolve to Volunteer in the New Year. I can’t think of a better way to meet like- minded people, make friends, and do good in your community. It is a win/win for everyone. There is a great deal of power when one unites with another to champion a cause. You can make a difference and here is a list to get you started:

· Literacy Volunteers of America-Prince William needs you to help an adult learn to read and write. The next Tutor Training Workshop is January 11, 2014 9am to 4pm and January 25, 2014, 9am to noon. There is a one-time fee of $35 for materials. Imagine the difference you can make in someone’s life! Contact at lvapw@aol.com.

· Keep Prince William Beautiful will conduct their quarterly litter survey as required for their membership in Keep America Beautiful on Wednesday, January 15 from 8:45am to 1:00pm. Surveys are conducted from a temperature controlled van and lunch is provided afterward. Volunteers will meet at 4939 Ridgewood Center Dr., Woodbridge, VA and will receive a brief training. Please email info@kpwb.org to sign-up and learn more!

· There will be a free tax preparation site for low income residents at the Ferlazzo Building from 10am to 1pm on Saturdays starting in late January and running until April 12 . . . but only if a Volunteer Site Coordinator can be found. Please contact Mary at Mary.Enure@fairfaxcounty.gov or James at James.Do@fairfaxcounty.gov if you can fill this need.

· Contact Coleen at RSVP chersson@volunteerprincewilliam.org if you can drive a cancer patient from Manassas Park to Gainesville for radiation treatments. The treatments are daily for the next 33 days at 10:15am and a ride home is needed as well. Please consider signing-up for a few days and Coleen will work her magic to get it all scheduled.

· BEACON Adult Literacy program is looking for ESL teachers for the adult students. No experience is needed because their training will give you all the skills needed to make a monumental impact on another person’s life. Classes are held both mornings and evenings, Monday through Friday. Please visit their website at: www.beaconliteracy.org for more info.

· The Prince William Area Agency on Aging – Woodbridge area needs a volunteer for the Adult Day Care Center in Woodbridge. You will answer phones, direct messages, receive participants and visitors, pick-up and drop off mail, make copies, etc. Hours are 10am to 6pm Monday through Friday. A yearly TB test is required (have initial chest x-ray if results exhibit a false positives, followed by yearly screening done by a medical person) Call Melodee for more details: 703-792-4583.

· The Prince William Area Agency on Aging – Manassas area needs a volunteer to be a friendly visitor for a male shut-in. He needs a cherry visitor who can help him read his mail. Contact Barbara at 703-792-7175.

· Catholic Charities has a couple of programs for the immigrant community. Volunteers are needed in both Manassas and Woodbridge as ESOL and Citizenship teachers. Training and all the materials are provided. This is a unique opportunity. Please call (571) 208-1572 for all the specifics.

· SERVE has an URGENT need for volunteer drivers for the Food Distribution Center on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Drivers take the SERVE vans to area grocery stores and restaurants to pick-up donated food and then return to SERVE for unloading and distribution. You must be at least 21 years old with a clean driving record. Contact Jan at jhawkins@nvfs.org

· First Home Alliance has a fun opportunity for volunteers to help them produce a video campaign on all their services to first time homebuyers and distressed homeowners. So if you have any knowledge of video productions please give them a call at (703) 580-8838 ext. 23 to learn more.

· The Brain Injury Services is looking for a special volunteer who is a graduate of Columbia University in New York to visit a gentleman in his 90’s who is also a graduate and taught at Columbia. This gentleman lives in Fairfax would love to chat a couple of times a month about New York, Columbia and politics. If you are this special volunteer please call Michelle at (703) 451-8881 ext. 232 to learn more.

· ACTS is entering their very busy season at their Thrift Store in Dumfries. Volunteers are needed Tuesday thru Saturday to greet donors and help them unload their car. This is a bustling place and promises to be fun for all the volunteers. Please visit their website at www.actspwc.org to complete your volunteer application form. This sounds like a great job for teens.

· ACTS Food pantry in Dumfries needs volunteer drivers on Saturday and Sunday mornings to pick-up food donations from area grocery stores. It’s a quick 3 hour shift from 9am-noon to give families needed food from extra supplies. Please call Robin at (703) 441-8606 ext. 213 to learn more.

· Last but certainly not least! Volunteer Prince William is hosting Volunteer Management Training series in January and February. Come hone your skills as a professional volunteer manager in this 6 week program. We will meet every Thursday beginning January 9th from 9am-11am in Dale City. Topics covered include: understanding volunteering, planning your program, recruiting and placing volunteers, training and orienting volunteers, supervising volunteers to maximize their experience and evaluating your program. This training program is free and promises to be worth your time and talent investment. Please visit our website to register: www.volunteerprincewilliam.org

· If you are looking for other opportunities, please don’t forget to call my wonderful team at Volunteer Prince William. Coleen can help you with the Retired and Senior Volunteer (RSVP) opportunities at (703) 369-5292 ext. 207, Shelley can help with any individual or group project and send you weekly updates if you’d like. Shelley is at (703) 369-5292 ext. 201, and Bonnie can help you with opportunities available in Disaster Preparedness at (703) 369-5292 ext. 202. Please visit our newly re-vamped website at www.volunteerprincewilliam.org. Thanks so much for all you do in our community.

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