Lake Fairfax Park Volunteer
1400 Lake Fairfax Drive
Reston, VA 20190
VOLUNTEER AT LAKE FAIRFAX PARK
Enjoy the great outdoors while volunteering your time and talents to Lake Fairfax Park. Located in Reston, Lake Fairfax is truly a gem of Fairfax County. Amenities include everything from an 20 acre lake and marina, The Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole, to picnic areas, trails, campgrounds and athletic fields. Hours are flexible and we will be happy to help you choose a position that appeals to your interests and puts your skills to good use. If you are looking for the chance to make a difference, please consider joining our team.
Campground Host Program
Campground hosts will serve as a "live-in" host during April through October for a four (4) week period. The host will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following tasks:
Limited Camp Store Duties to Include: answering campground questions, greeting guests, assisting campers, assisting in stocking of supplies. Explaining (not enforcing) Campground Rules;Campground Foot Patrols;Litter Clean-up;Bath House Clean-up Three (3) Days a Week to Include: hose down floors, sweep, toilet and sink cleaning, wash mirrorsVarious Light Maintenance Repairs;Stocking Supplies in Bath Houses as Needed;Prepping Campsites After Campers Check-out;Removing Debris From Fire Rings;Restoring Power to Electrical Sites (switching the breaker back on); Night Watchperson During Busy Nights
Volunteers will be model campers by keeping a clean and orderly site and obeying all rules and regulations for the park. Campground host volunteers generally will work independently. Volunteers will report to the Campground Manager who will provide training and orientation for hosts and assist hosts throughout the season with any questions or problems that arise. A contact log will be filled out and turned in weekly to the Campground Manager.
Lake Fairfax Park
At Lake Fairfax Park, the carousel is going merrily round and round again after being rebuilt by staff from the Park Authority’s Park Operations Division. The project was a testament to innovation, ingenuity and self-education. The carousel team first researched and studied, then disassembled, fashioned replacement parts for the antique fun ride (which dates back to 1925) and finally put everything back together again. The in-house restoration experts saved the Park Authority over $100,000, compared to the price quote from a private contractor. A spin on the old fashioned amusement is still an old fashioned value – just $1.50. And unlimited rides are free with paid admission to the Water Mine.
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.