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
Volunteer at major parks
Park Operations - 703-324-8594
Sharing Health and
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
Park Services Division - 703-324-8680
Discover your heritage,
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,
Resource Management Division - 703-324-8750
Scouts, Community Groups
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
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
: *Park Services and *Resource Management 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 ANY RECenter's general facilities free of charge.
Free RECenter classes
: *Park Service and *Resource Management 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 Parktakes 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.
Ten Percent Merchandise Discount
: *Park Service, *Resource Management and *Golf volunteers who serve four or more hours each month are entitled to a 10% merchandise discount, some exclusions apply.
Fairfax County Credit Union Membership
: Any active FCPA volunteer is entitled to free credit union membership.
These benefits are only available at the golf course where a volunteer serves.
*Park Services includes; RECenters, Lakefronts, Turner Farm, and Clemyjontri parks. RMD includes; Nature, History, Farm and garden sites. Golf includes; all FCPA Golf sites.
A regularly scheduled or core volunteer
: One who works a minimum of six hours every week will receive:
- Free greens fee during weekday, non-holiday operating hours
- A medium size bucket of range balls (if the site has a driving range)
- The opportunity to purchase a 25-visit RECenter pass at the Fairfax County employee discounted rate (Purchase directly at any RECenter).
A substitute volunteer
: One who works only "as needed," will receive:
- A voucher for a limited number of greens fee and driving range buckets (if applicable). The quantity of these will be determined by each golf course manager.
- The opportunity to purchase a 25-visit RECenter pass at the Fairfax County employee discounted rate. (Purchase directly at any RECenter).