Get Involved

volunteerism

StreetLight continues to grow and thrive thanks to caring volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to serving those in need.  If you would like to join our team and make a significant difference in our community, we have the following volunteer opportunities:

Food Pantry

Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  • Servers
  • Administrative support with USDA paperwork

Weekly Outreach Dinner to the Homeless

Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

  • Buffet Servers
  • Clothing Distribution
  • Sound Technicians
  • Drivers
  • Volunteer Mentors

Food For Hungry Families

Within our community, there are mothers and fathers who struggle to provide enough food for themselves and their children. StreetLight partners with local grocery stores and other organizations to provide food at very low cost to these families. From time to time, there are specific items that are needed in order to sustain the kind of support that we would like to provide. Your donation of these needed food items could make the difference between a week spent wondering where the next meal was coming from and a week spent in knowing God’s people are moved by His compassion.

Here are some items that are always needed:

  • Canned Vegetables
  • Pasta (Dry)
  • Pasta Sauce (Cans or Jars)
  • Meat (Except Fish)
  • Eggs

Pantry drop-off hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM, and on Wednesdays from 4:00 until 6:00 PM. If you need to arrange another drop-off time, you may call us at .

Clothing for the Needy

When you become homeless, the ordinary task of keeping clothing clean and dry becomes a nearly insurmountable challenge. Many of our clients – our brothers and sisters – live in tents in wooded areas of our county. When you live in a tent, one rainstorm can render all of your laundry a soaked, muddy mess – often many items can not be recovered. Add to that the sad fact that if you are forced to move and can not arrange sufficient transportation , you may have to leave belongings behind. Your clothing donation can help alleviate this aspect of the cycle of poverty.

Gently used articles of clothing are always welcome.

Clothing drop-off hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM, and on Wednesdays from 4:00 until 6:00 PM. If you need to arrange another drop-off time, you may call us at .

Financial Donation

Partner with StreetLight to help maintain and expand services by donating monthly or a one –time gift.  Donations can be made online (donate link) or mailed to StreetLight’s offices at 1550 Prince William Pkwy., Woodbridge, VA   22191.

Donate Crisis Need Items

Food Items

  • Instant oatmeal, grits, hot cereal packets
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned soups, beef stew
  • Bottled water
  • Sports drinks (Gatorade, Powerade, etc)
  • Crackers
  • Canned Cheese

Toiletries

  • Toothpaste / toothbrush
  • Toilet paper
  • Bug spray / wipes
  • Deodorant
  • First aid items – antibiotic ointment, poison ivy treatment, band aids
  • Disposable razors
  • Paper towels
  • Cough, sinus, flu, diarrhea, cold / congestion / allergy medicines (non-alcoholic)
  • Soap / Shampoo
  • Feminine Products

Other:

  • Tents, tarps
  • Sleeping bags
  • Propane
  • Camping supplies for eating / cups / utensils / plates / cooking pots
  • Bus tokens
  • Ink cartridges

Administrative Support

Food Items

  • Mailings
  • Grant writers
  • Fundraiser activities

Organizational  volunteer opportunities  include:

  • Food Drives
  • Coat Drives
  • Propane Drives
  • Campsite Outreach

 

Dine With Us – Annual Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction
Each year, typically the last weekend of April, StreetLight holds a fundraiser dinner and silent auction. This event kicks off our fundraising season and provides a good portion of the resources needed to reach out to homeless and poor people within Prince William County.

Last year’s keynote speaker was Singer/Songwriter Jason Gray, who shared his music and an inspirational message about God’s heart for the hurting.

If you would like to help with the next annual fundraiser, use our contact form and indicate that you would like to help!