Lee District RECenter Volunteer
6601 Telegraph Road
Franconia, VA 22310
VOLUNTEER AT LEE DISTRICT RECenter
We love our volunteers here at Lee District and welcome newcomers
throughout the year! Our volunteer program is very strong, and it’s a
great place to meet new people. The staff is very grateful for the help
that is offered by our volunteers and in return, they make it a point
to show their appreciation. If you would like to give back to your
community, learn new skills or just become part of this fun and
dedicated team start the process by applying here!
Family Recreation Area at Lee District Park
The Family Recreation Area in Lee District Park is a unique destination for families including those with special needs. Features include:
- Our Special Harbor, which provides families and children of ALL abilities a place to enjoy water and have fun together. Disabilities vanish amid the Chesapeake setting of the 7,000 sq ft, zero-water-depth sprayground.
- Playground thrills for children of all abilities await at Lee District's fully-accessible Tiki Village play area. The treehouse-themed playground features slides, swings and other equipment specially designed for children ages 5 to 12, including those with special needs.
- A one-of-a-kind treehouse which overlooks a forest and stream valley. Enter from gently-sloping ramps accessible to wheelchairs.
Lee District RECenter's
2016 Outstanding Volunteer
of the Year
For 10 years, Gerry Grant has been a front desk volunteer at Lee District RECenter, providing over 1,900 hours of volunteer service. He knows his way around the desk and can field any questions or situations that he encounters. Gerry learned his commitment to detail early in life, before retiring from the U.S. General Accounting Office as a CPA for 42 years, reporting directly to Congress.
Volunteering comes natural to Gerry. He also gives his time and talents to the Hollin Hall Senior Center Advisory Council as Co-Treasurer, as well as the Friends of Fairfax County Senior Centers, which supports 13 countywide locations.
The Grant family have dedicated themselves to Lee District RECenter, either volunteering or staffing the RECenter since the 1980’s! Gerry’s wife Ruby started on staff as a swim instructor in 1980 and then as front desk staff for the last 10+ years before retiring. In addition, all four of their sons worked at Lee District at one time. One of the Grant boys was a train operator, driving the train around the park, while the other sons worked as lifeguards and in the maintenance department at Lee District. In fact, one son met his future wife at Lee and their three children, Jamie, John and Ashley Potts, now work at Lee District as Lifeguards and Managers on Duty!
Gerry’s solid customer service, spirit of volunteerism and willingness to always go “above and beyond,” has shown us that he is very deserving of this honor! Lee District is proud to nominated Gerry Grant as their Outstanding Volunteer of the Year! Congratulations Gerry!
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.
*Park Services includes; RECenters, Lakefronts, Turner Farm, and Clemyjontri parks. RMD includes; Nature, History, Farm and garden sites. Golf includes; all FCPA Golf sites.