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Volunteering in the Parks


VOLUNTEERS Connecting Parks and Community

USE YOUR TALENTS, ENERGY AND TIME TO CONNECT.
WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN DO MORE!

Volunteer opportunities are as varied and diverse as the parks. With over 24,000 acres of parkland, the Park Authority has ball fields, lakes, RECenters, golf courses, nature centers, historic sites, a working farm and a horticulture center.

Work outdoors, improve your parks

Adopt-a-field

Volunteer at major parks
Park Operations - 703-324-8594

Sharing Health and Fitness

Adapted Aquatics
Landscape
Front Desk Check-in

Volunteer at RECenters, golf courses and lake front parks
You can be an exercise buddy, manage golf play, greet park visitors, beautify park grounds, assist with office operations, help adults and children with disabilities master aquatic safety and swimming skills.
Park Services Division - 703-324-8680

RECENTERS

GOLF COURSES

COMMUNITY PARKS

SPECIALTY PROGRAMS

Discover your heritage, teach others

Cultivate a Garden

Volunteer at Nature Centers, Historic sites
Assist with archaeological digs guide tours of historic sites, welcome visitors, cultivate park gardens, save a tree, lead nature programs, preserve history
Resource Management Division - 703-324-8750

VOLUNTEERS Employer Match Programs -
Making an Even Bigger Difference


Your employer may be among the 15,000 companies that match employee volunteer hours and charitable contributions with cash donations. Among local employers, Microsoft is currently providing ongoing matching contributions totaling more than $4,000.00 annually. Programs like these can double the value of your volunteer hours and cash donations.

If you name the Fairfax County Park Foundation, the 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization that supports the Park Authority, to receive the donation, we will direct the funds to the volunteer program. Check your company website or call your human resources department to see if your employer supports your community involvement.

THE BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING ...

Free RECenter facility use: Volunteers who maintain an average of four hours of service per week or three weekly classes per class session as an Adapted Aquatics assistant, can use their RECenter’s general facilities free of charge

Community Park Benefits: Currently active Community park volunteers who have consistently maintained an average of four hours of service per week can use EITHER the Free RECenter facility Use of the partnering RECenter, OR their site’s Community Park benefit.

Free RECenter classes: Volunteers who have served a minimum of 32 hours and maintain an average of eight hours of service per week, or volunteer as an Adapted Aquatics assistant for four weekly classes per class session are eligible to take one free FCPA class per session on a space available basis.

Family Discount Pass: All FCPA volunteers are entitled to purchase a 25-visit pass for their family use to any RECenter at a special county employee rate.


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