Prince William County Volunteer Opportunities
by Mo Johnson
1.) The Medical Reserve Corps is busy planning various events for the fall. Volunteers are needed for all kinds of positions including health professionals and others. All volunteers receive lots of training in emergency preparedness, support the public health system and of course participate in drills and exercises. During the month of September, volunteers are needed for back to school immunizations, the AIDS medication program, administrative support and point of dispensing training to name a few. Please email Bobbi at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or you can apply online at: www.vamrc.org.
2.) The Resource Mothers Program in partnership with our fabulous RSVP volunteers are looking for baby supplies for their teen moms enrolled in the program. As you recall this neat program helps the teen moms with support services, parenting classes pre-natal care just to name a few with the goal of keeping the teens in school so they and their children have a good start. The RSVP volunteers have a baby shop that the moms can visit at the Potomac Woods Senior Living facility at 2001 Southampton Street in Woodbridge. Donations of those critical supplies of diapers, wipes and clothing can be dropped off at Potomac Woods or the PW Health Department office at 4001 Prince William Parkway in Woodbridge. Please call Diane at (703) 369-5292 ext. 207 for more information.
3.) Volunteers are needed at the Dale city Recreation Center for the youth basketball and soccer league as well as the T-Ball and coach pitch league. Specific jobs include team manger, assistant coach and coach duties. If you have a strong working knowledge of the sport and the ability to effectively communicate with parents then this certainly is the perfect job for you! It is so easy to learn all about these and other volunteer jobs by visiting their website: www.pwcparks.org. Please click on employment then volunteer to see all the opportunities and apply on line or give them a call at (703) 792-7060.
4.) The Manassas Chapter of Families Anonymous is in need of a Spanish speaker who can help them with a 12 Step Program for other Spanish Speakers. 12 Step Programs are so important to individuals and families experiencing problems with alcohol and drug abuse. Please call Pat at (703) 928-9385.
5.) Guitars not Guns operates their after school music program at the Boys & Girls Clubs in Manassas and Dale City.
They are looking for volunteers who play the guitar or even know just a little to help a kid with their new and emerging talent. Volunteers are needed specifically to teach an 8 week class (1-2 hour per week) but don’t worry these kids are true beginners. Administrators are also needed at the classes to make sure everything is in good order and if you’re not an accomplished guitarist don’t worry because there’s always a need for an extra hand in the classroom. Please contact Skip@guitarsnotguns.org, call Skip at (703) 644-1311 or check out their website www.gngnca.org for more information.
6.) Habitat for Humanity would love for you to get their word out in the community by placing door hangers around your neighborhood. It’s easy, safe and your neighbors will certainly appreciate the information about Habitat’s fabulous work. Please call (703) 369-6708 to learn more.
7.) Manassas Park is calling on all citizens to consider being a McGruff House. A place where kids in Manassas Park will know it’s a safe place with adult assistance. The goal is to have every street in Manassas Park covered by a McGruff House. To be a McGruff House is simple. Just fill out an application with background check and then you will receive a McGruff House sign to put in your window. We want kids to get out and enjoy the fresh air and this is a super way of keeping them safe. Please email Heather at:email@example.com for more information.
8.) Father Ramon is in full swing with his after school program in Georgetown South on Monday-Wednesday-Friday afternoons from 3-6pm. Come help him work with the kids so they do good with their homework, or participate in fun activities and certainly being that good role model. Please email him at:FrRamon@gmail.com for more information.
9.) Streetlight Ministries in Woodbridge needs volunteers to help in their food pantry on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30-noon. They also would appreciate help with landscaping, gardening; resume writing or other admin jobs. Please call Kimberly at (703) 491-2288 ext. 231 or check out their website at: www.thestreetlight.org for more information.
10.) The Freedom Museum at Manassas Airport is looking for volunteers to staff the museum on Sundays and Holidays from noon-4pm. Please call Bob at (703) 393-0660 to learn more about the museum and lending a hand from time to time.
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