Mary Foley, Volunteer Prince William

Mary Foley, executive director of Volunteer Prince William

The Boys and Girls Club in Dumfries is looking for coaches this summer for basketball and volleyball teams. The program starts the week of June 17. Coaches must be 18 or older and assistant coaches must be 16 or older. Please call Judy Moore at 703-441-0611, ext. 2617, to learn more.

The wonderful folks at Serve Our Willing Warriors need house prep volunteers to prepare the retreat homes for visiting veterans and their families. With two retreat houses available, there’s plenty of work to do, and it’s a wonderful way to thank our veterans for their sacrifices. SOWW will also be holding a series of beautification days to spruce up the property for their guests. Please visit willingwarriors.org or email volunteer@willingwarriors.org to learn more. The next volunteer orientation is scheduled for Friday, May 31, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. 

House of Mercy is collecting new underwear and socks on Friday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  All sizes and both men and women’s underwear and socks are needed. You can drive up to their location, at 8170 Flannery Court, Manassas, roll down your window and toss them in the donation bins to help those in need.  

Coming in summer…  

The American Heart Association needs volunteers at the next race on Saturday, June 8, sponsored by Lawyers have Heart at The Washington Harbour in Georgetown.  Tasks include start/finish line assistance, registration, water stops and post-race party. Visit lawyershaveheartdc.org to learn more. 

The Tough Mudder is coming to Silver Lake in Haymarket on Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2. This team-oriented, 8- to 10-mile obstacle course will have thousands of participants. Volunteers are needed in lots of locations and duties. You won’t want to miss this fun event. Please visit their website to learn more at https://toughmudder.com/events/volunteer-information. You can also email mvp@toughmudder.com for more information.  This event is hosted by the PWC Office of Tourism.   

Keep Prince William Beautiful needs volunteers for its annual litter survey on June 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You’ll have a quick training then head out for the survey and return to the office for lunch. Please email info@kpwb.org to volunteer.

Keep Prince William Beautiful also needs volunteers to present programs to the campers at Veterans Park this summer. This is a great job for teens. Please email info@kpwb.org to learn more.

BEACON Adult Literacy needs volunteers for their summer conversations program July 16 through Aug. 1 on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and on evenings from 7to 9 p.m. Please email jng@osbva.org to learn more.

Merrimac Farm needs volunteers to weed, prune, watering plants and cleanup. Please wear long pants, long socks and sturdy shoes. Workdays this summer are June 8, June 22 and July 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. Please RSVP to: alliance@pwconserve.org or 703-490-5200.

Ongoing….   

SERVE needs volunteers to help with their summer reading program on Tuesdays and Fridays. Volunteers need to be 16 or older. Duties include creating and running fun literary games, inputting client data for tracking outcomes and helping with the kids. Please email Navara to learn more at: ncannon@nvfs.org.

The National Museum of the Marine Corps needs volunteers to become gallery docents and hospitality ambassadors. Volunteers must be age 16 or older. Please register online at: usmcmuseum.com/volunteer.

K9s Serving Vets needs volunteers for two upcoming events to assist with planning. The Annual Service Dog Salute 2 Veterans event with raffle and silent auction in August at the Bungalow Alehouse and a 1950s benefit event in October. The following committees need volunteers: sponsorships, venue/catering, auction, promotions, printing, ticket sales, volunteers and education. Please email Kira at: kc@k9sservingvets.org or Jen at: jriley@k9sservingvets.org to learn more. 

Novant UVA Health System needs volunteers in surgical services at the Manassas and Haymarket hospitals. They also need volunteers at the Aubergine Thrift Store in Old Town Manassas. Come be part of the team benefitting the community. Please call 571-284-1278 or visit their website at: novanthealthuva.org/giving/volunteering to learn more. 

Prince William Area Free Clinic needs volunteers to offer free medical care to low income and uninsured individuals in the community. Positions include administrative, scribing, translators, doctors and nurse practitioner. Share just a little time with this wonderful organization and make a huge difference in someone’s life.  Please fill out an application online at: pwafc.org. Please call JQ with any questions at 703-496-9561.   

ACTS needs a handy person to help with painting, drywall repairs and landscaping during traditional business hours. They also have an urgent need for volunteers age 16 and older to help sort donations at the thrift store. Please call Shirley for more info on these positions at: 703-441-8606 or via email at: scouteau@actspwc.org.    

rea Agency on Aging needs volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels mid-day in both the Manassas and Woodbridge communities. Meals are delivered Monday – Friday.  They also need volunteer activity assistants at the Adult Day Healthcare Center for fun activities such as chess, checkers, dominos, and bingo and play musical instruments.  Please visit their website at: pwcgov.org/government/dept/aaa/pages/volunteer for more info.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is looking for volunteers ages 55 and up to deliver noon meals through the Meals on Wheels program. Shifts are just 2-3 hours and available in throughout the greater area.  RSVP members receive a mileage reimbursement and additional insurance coverage at no cost to the volunteer.  Please call Jan at 571-292-5307 to learn more.   

Youth for Tomorrow needsvolunteers to share their hobby or talent with at-risk teens on the weekends. Do you like golf, sewing, dancing, cooking baking writing poetry crocheting, writing songs or other fun thing them you’re the perfect person to share your talent with a kid.  Please register online at: www.youthfortomorrow.org.   

Youth for Tomorrow also needs male mentors to coach a young man on some basic life skills and find the right path into adulthood. It’s a great way to get out of your comfort zone and make a positive impact on a youth!  Please register online at: www.youthfortomorrow.org.   

Thanks so much for all you do in our community.   

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