District Community Service Opportunities
Recording your Scout Unit’s Community Service
- Bull Run Units are doing great things in the community, so please give yourself credit!!
I have included the websites where you enter your service hours. This helps you as unit keep track for Journey to Excellence. This also lets the District and Council know what we all have been doing the community. Please take a few minutes and review the instructions
For every project, make sure you record:
- How many scouts were there?
- How many leaders were there?
- How many hours did they work?
- How many other adults were there?
- How many other youth were there?
This will all be entered into the database along with type of project and/or partners in the project.
Once you’ve created an account, go to the Service Hours website. The same applies; if you don’t already have an account, create a login. If you don’t already have an account, click on the new user instructions (https://servicehours.scouting.org/includes/files/popHelp.htm) and create a login.
Community Service Opportunities
Contact Tamara Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org, for any additional information and/or assistance facilitating a service project!
The residents of Park Place Senior Apartments in Manassas Park would love some company and activity in their lives. Scouts have been asked to support the local senior community with crafts, music, gardening, or some activity to spend time with them. Contact Brandi Gray at (703) 257-3455.
Birmingham Green needs people to visit with seniors and clean up the gardens. Zach, (703) 257-6252.
Prince William Conservation Alliance
needs help with its conservation landscape project. (703) 499-4954, email@example.com
Prince William County Historic Preservation needs help with educational programs, giving tours, participating in special programs and gardening. Rebecca, (703) 499-9812.
Animal Shelter Information
148007 Dumfries Road Manassas, VA, 20112 (703) 792-6465
The lovely folks at PALS provide friendly visitors to adult survivors of brain injury. Volunteers are needed here in the community. Please call Michelle at (703) 451-8881 ext. 232 to share a little of your time with another.
Bull Run and Occoquan District host a Flag Collection Center! Scouts are needed to help man the center on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month. THEY NEED HELP EVERY MONTH!! Contact http://www.volunteersignup.org/LPCDP. The center will be located at the PWC Landfill. See the flyers on the next 2 pages about ribbon cutting and history!
Check out Prince William Parks and Recreation for any opportunity for a conservation project. Or even at your local school! (That could also be a Messenger of Peace project!) http://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/park/Pages/default.aspx
The Manassas Museum has several community service opportunities at their site, please contact Doug Horhota, Program Coordinator at the museum, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (703) 257-8265.
The State Parks have clean ups also. http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/index.shtml
Keep Prince William Beautiful, Inc. has many service projects available for units. They will work with units to create their own service project. http://www.kpwb.org As always any service you do to contribute to your community is helpful!
Father Ramon 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.
GIVE (Growth and Inspiration through Volunteering and Education) is a non-profit organization founded and operated by high school students. GIVE works towards promoting leadership of youth through projects that improve the quality of life in their communities, by providing a free tutoring program for elementary students.
September 28, 2013 – June 14, 2014 From 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM at Central Community Library or Bull Run Regional Library, 8601 Mathis Avenue Manassas, VA/8051 Ashton Ave, Manassas, VA Manassas, VA. contact Sahitya Allam (email@example.com) or Rachel Zoll (firstname.lastname@example.org).