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
2014 Outstanding Volunteer
of the Year
Wanda has a long history of volunteering, including mentoring and tutoring at children's schools, to name but a few. As a military spouse for over 25 years and now a "retired" Navy wife, Wanda developed many skills in the social, volunteer and professional communities, where she lived and worked around the world.
Starting as a volunteer at the front desk in July of 2012, Wanda proved to be a quick study with a talent for "multi-tasking." In addition to her numerous front desk duties, Wanda added fitness room duties just four months later, where she exhibited excellent interaction with customers and kept the workout equipment in top shape. And by January of 2013, Wanda was ready for yet, another challenge, and offered to become our Newsletter Editor!
Continuing at the front desk and splitting her time working on the quarterly newsletter, Wanda puts in many hours making the "Lee District News" an informative, professional looking, and fun to read publication. Her sense of humor is evident in a quote she includes in the newsletters - "Volunteers are paid in 6 figures… S-M-I-L-E-S"
Over the past two years, Wanda has donated over 270 hours of her time and talent to the Lee District RECenter. For her solid customer service, veteran volunteer leadership, and willingness to always go "above and beyond" to help out, we are delighted to name Wanda Lohr, Outstanding Volunteer of the Year.
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.