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Lake Fairfax Park Volunteer


VOLUNTEERS Connecting Parks and Community

Site Manager
John McCarthy
703-471-5414
Lake Fairfax Park
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 Watermine 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.

CURRENTLY IN NEED OF...


 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.

 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.
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HIGHLIGHTS...

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.

Lake Fairfax Park Carousel

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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