Join Team Principi in making your community a better place! We have volunteer opportunities available in a variety of areas. No matter how many or how few hours you have available, we need your help. Let us know your interest and we will find a way for you to join us in creating a New Woodbridge.
Woodbridge District Office
We can always utilize volunteers to assist once a week with general administrative duties. There are many ways to get involved and make a difference in your County government. Depending on your time, talents and interests, the right opportunity is our there, and the only thing missing is you!
Keep Prince William Beautiful (KPWB)
Volunteer with Keep Prince William Beautiful to clean up the community on various trash, litter, and recycling projects. More information can be obtained at www.kpwb.org.
Are you good with numbers?
Are you interested in assisting clients with financial counseling, willing to volunteer approximately 30 hours per year, and/or have experience in personal finance or developing personal budgets? Virginia Cooperative Extension Prince William’s Financial Education program is seeking individuals to volunteer their time to assist with providing unbiased, sound financial advice to citizens in our community. Volunteer opportunities available for evenings and weekends at Sudley North and Ferlazzo. Training is provided. A mandatory one day volunteer training session will be held on November 5th at the Sudley North Government Center. Please call 703-792-4765 for more information and to have an application mailed.
PWC Volunteer Program
Do you like working with animals? Are you an avid reader? Have a green thumb? Are you a financial whiz? Have you thought about being a foster parent? Prince William County government has more than 20 departments and agencies that are looking for your help in making the County the best. Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills, pursue a lifelong passion or just stay connected to your community. A list of volunteer openings is available on the Prince William County Web site at http://www.pwcgov.org/volunteer or at all County libraries.
In 2007, the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office in Prince William County had 688 registered volunteers who contributed more than 22,301 hours of service in the popular 4-H, Horticulture, Nutrition and Financial Education programs! The Libraries benefited from 26,191 volunteer hours at an estimated cost savings of $486,534.
Do you want to leave your mark in history?
Join the dedicated volunteers of the Historical Preservation Division and become a Docent at Rippon Lodge! You will be part of an effort to preserve and enhance the historical and natural resources of Prince William County, while bringing these resources alive for our residents with special events and daily tours. Built in 1747 by Richard Blackburn, Rippon Lodge is one of the oldest homes in Prince William County. The 18th century cemetery still exists on these historic grounds along with the recently restored home and a beautiful view of the Potomac River. Every day, these volunteers give a tremendous gift to our community – our historic past! This could be you! For more information about volunteering, call 703-792-5546 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Let’s Bring More 4-H to the Woodbridge District!
4-H is the largest youth-serving organization in the world. All 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide have 4-H positive youth development programs. People of all ages participate in 4-H programs, from pre-school children to grandparents. While it has its beginnings in rural America, 4-H now serves young people and volunteers from major urban areas and from suburban communities and rural non-farm settings as well. From 4-H clubs to school enrichment projects to after school programs, well-rounded young people are developed through 4-H. 4-H encourages participation by the entire family. Families work together on projects and activities, attend meetings and community events together, while learning every step of the way. 4-H is definitely a family affair. 4-H is for youth ages 5-18.
It is our goal to start more 4-H community clubs in the Woodbridge District of Prince William County. We need 4-H adult club leaders! To start a 4-H club, we require two trained adult leaders and a minimum of five youth. The greatest qualification to become a 4-H leader is a sincere desire to help youth become caring and confident citizens for their community. 4-H accomplishes this by teaching youth life skills. Training for 4-H leaders is done by 4-H staff and is easily accomplished. Please go to our website www.pwcgov.org/vce/4h to learn more about the program. Then, contact Linda King, Extension Agent, 4-H at email@example.com to become a 4-H leader and enroll your youth in a dynamic positive youth development program.
Boards, Committees or Commissions
Several hundred County residents volunteer by serving on a wide variety of Boards, Committees and Commissions. These dedicated volunteers advise the Board of County Supervisors on many different issues, from Aging to Libraries to Zoning. For information on serving on a board, committee or commission, visit http://www.pwcgov.org/bcc.
Public Safety Opportunities
The Police Department offers a wide range of programs to involve citizens of all ages in crime prevention and community safety. The Citizens Academy, Senior Academy, Neighborhood Watch, Explorer Post, Cadet Program and Auxiliary Unit are just some of the opportunities the Police Department offers for County residents who want to make a difference in their community. For more information, visit http://www.pwcgov.org/police and click on “Citizen/Volunteer Center.”
The Department of Fire & Rescue also has many opportunities for citizens to get involved. Volunteer firefighters and emergency medical service providers play a vital role in protecting Prince William County homes and residents from harm. All training is provided, and chances are a fire station is close to your home. Opportunities to volunteer for disaster preparedness, child safety seat inspections and other community safety programs are also open to interested volunteers. Visit http://www.pwcgov.org/fire for more information.