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Lee District RECenter Volunteer


Volunteers Sharing Health & Fitness

Volunteer Manager
Virginia Biggs
703-922-9841
Lee District RECenter
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!

CURRENTLY IN NEED OF...

 Spray Park Monitor
Title: Spray Park Monitor
Goal: To meet the sites goal of excellence in customer service and provide a clean and sanitary environment always keeping safety in mind.
Duties: Greets the public and orients them to the facility, informs visitors about site rules. Keeps count of all persons using the facility, checks that children enter and exit with adults or have permission of adults. Know all custodial jobs assigned and comply with the schedule of completing them in order to assure a clean and sanitary environment for both staff and customers. Perform regular custodial and maintenance duties relating to the spray pad, deck, changing rooms. Reporting and documenting all accidents/incidents in a clear, concise manner, and communicates issues to the main building immediately. Completes other duties and tasks assigned by supervisors or Duty Manager, as well as, assists park staff with other site operations and events.
Qualifications: Must be 16 years of age or older. Ability to communicate and interact with people of all ages Comfortable working in a public setting and enforcing rules. Light to heavy lifting
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. All staff shall receive supplementary training in ADA issues and interacting with special needs customers.
Certifications/Tests: None
Time Required: Average of four hours per week. Prefer one-year commitment.


 Front Desk Associate
Title: Front Desk Associate
Goal: To meet the site's goal of excellence in customer service and foster an appreciation of recreational opportunities in the local community.
Duties: Greets the public and orients them to the facility, informs visitors about site rules and programs, checks user passes, answers phone calls and inquiries, assists with programs and projects as needed, helps to take care of the front desk equipment and working area, and may handle sales of RECenter passes and/or other site specific items.
Qualifications: Must be 16 years or age or older. Volunteer must be an enthusiastic individual willing to interact with the public in a positive manner. Must be organized and have skills to deal with various tasks.
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: Background check required for volunteers handling cash transactions.
Time Required: Average of four hours per week. Prefer six-month commitment.

 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.

 Fitness Room Monitor
Title: Fitness Room Monitor/Greeter
Goal: To meet the RECenter's goal of excellence in customer service and foster an appreciation of recreational opportunities in the local community.
Duties: Greets the fitness room patrons and keeps count of all persons using the room; checks for valid entrance stamp; answers questions on usage regulations; reports equipment needing repair, and can assist with maintaining the room in proper order and cleanliness. Light to heavy lifting
Qualifications: Must be 16 years of age or older. Enthusiastic individual willing to interact with the public in a positive manner. Must be organized and have skills to deal with various tasks.
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.
Time Required: Average of four hours per week. Prefer one year commitment.

 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.
Volunteer ApplicationAPPLY ONLINE NOW

HIGHLIGHTS...

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.

Our Special Harbor - Spraypark

Wanda Lohr

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

Wanda Lohr
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: 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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