Greetings, Prince William – Join the fight to end the ALZ! The Manassas Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease will take place on October 15 at the Harris Pavilion in Old Town Manassas. Volunteers aged 10 and over are welcome; volunteers aged 10-15 must volunteer with an adult. Slot machines are always available and you will feel good about doing your part to end this devastating disease! Please visit https://bit.ly/3Clwq1b register. Walkers are always welcome; you can register online athttps://bit.ly/3rn4hAN. Please email [email protected] to learn more.
Do you like wildlife? Animal Education and Rescue Organization (AERO) has a variety of volunteer opportunities for volunteers ages 16 and up, including wild animal carrier, Licensed Wildlife Caregiver and Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator. Volunteers aged 18 and over are also needed to provide program support. This is a wonderful opportunity to help sick and injured animals regain their health so they can return to the wild! Please visit www.aeroanimalrescue.org/volunteer/ for more information.
If you love fundraising, TAG wants to talk with you! They are looking for an enthusiast Voluntary fundraising 18+ to support their third annual BEACON walkathon to be held in April 2023. Just 2-3 hours per week will help make this event a success and you will feel good supporting this fundraiser for adult literacy ! Please email[email protected] to learn more about how you can help.
Imagine being uprooted from your home country and landing in another country whose language or culture you don’t speak. This is what many recent immigrants who have arrived here from Afghanistan and Ukraine face. The hardworking staff of Catholic Charities Newcomer Services have many volunteer opportunities for Performers(especially anyone who speaks the native languages of Afghanistan or Ukraine), mentors for school-age children, Administrative Support in their offices and Instructors to teach ESOL, GED prep and more. You’ll feel great helping immigrants settle in the United States and gain confidence in their new home! Please email Lea Ann at[email protected] to find out how you can help.
You can run, walk and commute for affordable housing! Catholics for Housing (CFH) holds its annual meeting 5 km run/walk for affordable housing October 23, 9:30 a.m. at Occoquan Regional Park, 5400 Ox Road, Fairfax Station 22039. You can participate in person or virtually! All funds raised at this event will fund CFH’s housing programs. You’ll feel great while you and your friends exercise in the fall weather while making affordable housing possible for vulnerable local residents! Please click below to register, send an e-mail age[email protected] to learn more.
Friends of the Occoquan Fall River Cleanup is rescheduled to Saturday, October 15, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at five sites in Prince William County. It’s a wonderful way to hang out with your friends and family to spruce up the community! Pre-registration is required, please visit www.friendsoftheoccoquan.org to view cleaning sites and register. Please email[email protected] to register and find out more.
“Pull out the holly…” – the 76th Annual Grand Manassas Christmas Parade will take place on December 3 at 10 a.m., and Batches volunteers aged 18 and over are needed! Duties include staging the participants, answering questions from onlookers, and ensuring everyone’s safety so they can enjoy the parade. Volunteers are also needed to Santa lights up Manassas December 2 at 5:15 p.m. You’ll feel all kinds of holiday spirits by supporting this “Noel chez nous” event! Please email[email protected] for more information.
October is here, and Historic Dumfries getting ready for Halloween! “Back in the Shadows” is an evening walking tour of Dumfries which takes place on Fridays and Saturdays in October and focuses on telling the stories that have made the town famous. “Chasing the Crook” takes place every Saturday in October and is nearly sold out! If you like ghosts and goblins, please email [email protected] for more information.
Food Project has a number of volunteer opportunities: Their Food and clothing collection can be done on weekdays and/or weekends. This is for volunteers 16 years and older. Children under 16 can help supervise their parents. Items can be picked up any time before October 1st. These include tins/boxes, clothing (new and lightly used), hygiene items, household items and bags (paper, plastic and recycling). Volunteers will help spread the word and arrange pickup and delivery of items. Their Assembly/packing day will take place on October 1st and they will accept volunteers 16 years and older. Children under 16 can help supervise their parents. We will assemble and package items for distribution to housebound people, the elderly, the working poor and the homeless. Food pick-up and delivery is Monday and Thursday afternoon. Volunteers 18 and older are welcome if you have a car and are willing to lift objects weighing up to 25 lbs. Children under 16 can help supervise their parents. For more information, please email Dave Edwards at [email protected] or call 202.425.7841. Please visitwww.projectfooddmv.org and www.facebook.com/projectfooddmv for more information.
PWC Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism offers great volunteer opportunities for kids in October! 1) Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park needs volunteers ages 10 and up to help make approximately 1,000 bags of luminaries by October 15 for their annual luminary program. Then on October 15 from 3 p.m., volunteers are needed to place and light the lights around the park. Volunteers are also needed the next morning to pick up and dispose of the luminaries. Please email [email protected] to learn more. 2) October 21 and 22, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. every day, Brentsville Courthouse Historic Center has a “Haunted Spirit Trail of Brentsville” where visitors experience the history of Brentsville in a spooky way. Volunteers ages 13 and up are needed to help as “scarers” who will help with some of the atmospheric elements of the haunted trail performance. This program is outdoors and evenings in late October, so dress for the weather. Please email [email protected] or call 703.365.7895 for more information.
The SERVE Family Shelter needs volunteer groups of 5-7 people who can prepare a home-cooked meal for homeless residents. This is a great opportunity for individuals, families or small groups! Volunteers provide, prepare and deliver nutritious meals for approximately 60 guests on weekends and holidays. Groups can either serve in person or prepare and drop off the meal. Please contact Julie at [email protected] or call 571.748.2674 to learn more.
If you are looking for other opportunities, be sure to call our wonderful team at Volunteer Prince William at 703.369.5292. You can also visit our website at www.volunteerprincewilliam.org. Thank you so much for all you do in our community.