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Burke Lake Park Volunteer


VOLUNTEERS Connecting Parks and Community

Site Volunteer Manager
Keith O'Connor
703-323-6600
Burke Lake Park
7315 Ox Road
Fairfax Station, VA 22039

VOLUNTEER AT BURKE LAKE PARK

Would you like to drive a train and be addressed as "Conductor?" Then climb aboard! Burke Lake Park seeks your help in enhancing the services our visitors have come to expect. Whether you are interested in stewardship or public contact, Burke Lake has volunteer opportunities for you. Not to toot our own horn, but Burke Lake Park is an exceptional place to work. With your help, it will become an exceptional place to volunteer. Call us today to learn about the exciting volunteer experiences awaiting your arrival.

CURRENTLY IN NEED OF...

 Maintenance Support
Title: Maintenance Support
Goal: To help maintain facilities in order to provide a pleasant, clean and safe environment for RECenter or park users.
Duties: Cares for variety of internal and external areas of the building to include cleaning and maintenance of club and weight rooms, mezzanine and office areas, pool and changing room facilities and overall upkeep of site cleanness and appearance. Assists site custodian with other maintenance duties as required. Light to heavy lifting.
Qualifications: Must be 16 years of age or older. Interest in building maintenance work. Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision. Prior maintenance work is preferred.
Training: Must complete FCPA Safety Training, Sexual Harassment Training and STARS customer service training within two weeks of start date. Must attend site orientation and on-the job training as required.
Certifications/Tests: None.
Time Required: At least four hours per week, on the same day, for a minimum of six months.

 Landscaper
Title: Landscaper
Goal: To help with overall maintenance of the indoor and outdoor plants and flower beds and general beautification of the RECenter or park.
Duties: Helps prepare flower beds for planting, assists site manager with ordering plants and flowers, mulches flower beds to maintain ground moisture, removes dead plants or flowers, weeds flower beds, waters and helps winterize and clean out flower beds as necessary. Light to heavy lifting.
Qualifications: Must be 16 years of age or older. A genuine interest in landscaping and knowledge of care for plants and trees. Prior landscaping experience is preferred.
Training: Must complete FCPA Safety Training, Sexual Harassment Training and STARS customer service training within two weeks of start date. Must attend site orientation and on-the job training as required.
Certifications/Tests: None.
Time Required: Volunteer is required to donate an average of four hours per week over the course of the year for the upkeep of the flower beds and general maintenance of plants.

 Scout Coordinator
Title: Scout Program Coordinator
Goal: To develop, coordinate and evaluate leadership and service projects for Eagle Scout candidates.
Duties: Development, coordination and evaluation of leadership and service projects for Eagle Scout candidates. Identify projects that address the park's mission and priorities.
Qualifications: Must be 16 years of age or older. Ability to work independently and accurately. Interested in park programs and services as well as being computer literate.
Training: Must complete FCPA Safety Training, Sexual Harassment Training and STARS customer service training within two weeks of start date. Must attend site orientation and on-the job training as required.
Certifications/Tests: None.
Time Required: Prefer a 12 month commitment.

 Historical Research Assistant
Title: Historical Research Assistant
Goal: To assist with administrative and clerical support at the site including duties pertaining to natural and cultural history interpretation and to provide a historical perspective.
Duties: Research and document history of sites. Transcribe wills and deeds from 1700's & 1800's. Visit Libraries and court houses in Fairfax City and Loudoun County, reading through old court cases gathering information and making copies, preparing detailed files. Light lifting.
Qualifications: Ability to work independently and transcribe historical documents, Good research and organizational skills, Interest in Historical Research, Computer literate, willing to visit multiple research sites. Volunteer must be 16 years of age or older.
Training: Must complete FCPA Safety Training, Sexual Harassment Training and STARS customer service training within two weeks of start date. Must attend site orientation and on-the job training as required.
Certifications/Tests: None.
Time Required: verage of four hours per week. Prefer a one-year commitment.

 Trail Support
Title: Trail/Park Support Volunteer
Goal: To help maintain a safe, secure and well maintained trail system in order to provide a pleasant, clean and safe and secure environment for trail and it's users.
Duties: Care for a variety of aspects associated with trails and wooded areas of the park to maintain overall park safety, cleanliness and appearance. Report maintenance and safety issues so that corrective actions may be taken. Monitor behavior on the park trails and through the park and recommend any necessary actions. Provide information, directions and answer patron questions regarding the trails. Assist in maintenance and cleanliness of the trail system within park area . Light to moderate lifting.
Qualifications: Must be 21 years of age or older. Interest in maintenance of the trail systems and environment, preservation of overall park quality and the recreational safety of individuals. Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision. Ability to interact with public in positive manner.
Training: Must complete FCPA Safety Training, Sexual Harassment Training and STARS customer service training within two weeks of start date. Must attend site orientation and on-the job training as required.
Certifications/Tests: None.
Time Required: Average of four hours per week. Prefer a one year commitment.
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HIGHLIGHTS...

Last fall, volunteers from the West Springfield Rotary Club poured concrete for pro tees to replace the old gravel tees on the park’s disk golf course. This spring, they’re back with new signage for the course, a donation valued at almost $4,000. Their contributions improve both the appearance and the safety of the course.

Disk Golf Signage

A small project with a big return is the installation of acoustic panels in the Burke Lake ice cream parlor. The improvement transforms the building from echo chamber to conversational nook.

West Springfield Rotary Club

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT...

Burke Lake Park’s
2010
Outstanding Volunteer Group
of the Year

Under the coordination and direction of Dennis Hogan and Rick Cernohorsky, the West Springfield Rotary Club completed many improvements to the disc golf course at Burke Lake Park. There were many club members involved in the improvements which included pouring concrete tee pads for all the pro tees on the disc golf course.

The West Springfield Rotary Club, in an effort to support their local parks, also donated several thousand dollars to purchase (19) new signs for the course. Tim Beron, who is not a Rotary member but belongs to the local disc golf club, worked with the Rotary Club in designing all the signs and doing all of the art work for the sign vendor. Tim also worked with the park in determining the best location to install the new signs.

This outstanding group of volunteers has devoted many hours of their time to give back to their community and to make Burke Lake Park's disc golf course a nicer course to play.

THE BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING ...

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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