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Mt. Vernon RECenter Volunteer

Volunteers Sharing Health & Fitness

Volunteer Manager
Wanda Lohr
703-768-3224 x 206
Mount Vernon RECenter
2017 Belle View Blvd.
Alexandria, VA 22307


Mt. Vernon RECenter's volunteer program includes providing assistance and encouragement in the fitness room, greeting and checking in our members at the front desk, serving as class assistants, landscaping, cleaning and other duties. Volunteers range in age from 16 to 80. We welcome groups, including students from Fairfax County Public Schools. Volunteers who work 16 hours a month enjoy the benefits of exercising, swimming, making new friends and serving the community.

Volunteer Application Check for current volunteer opportunities


Help Others Skate through Life

Adapted Ice Skating, introduced at Mt. Vernon RECenter in the fall 2008 class session, is going strong. Wait lists attest to its popularity, and more classes could be added if only there were more volunteers. If you can help, call 703-768-3224, x 206 for information. You don’t have to be an expert skater but you do need to be comfortable on the ice and have basic skating skills.

Adapted Ice Skating

Variety is the Spice of Life

Mt. Vernon has launched a new class that gives discriminating preschoolers the chance to sample a host of varied opportunities for fun. Variety Zone will rotate weekly through established favorites, like Preschool Picassos, Magic Kitchen and Adventures in Gardening. Judging from the early response, Variety Zone promises to be the RECenter’s most popular program.

Join the volunteer team at your neighborhood RECenter and get the insider’s edge on the latest developments!

Patricia (Pat) Feilder


Patricia (Pat) Feilder
Mt. Vernon RECenter’s
2014 Outstanding Volunteer
of the Year

Pat Feilder is an outstanding volunteer because of her commitment. She has worked as a front desk associate, but consistently volunteers to also assist with other tasks, and does so in an always cheerful and friendly manner. Pat has volunteered over 200 hours of her time during the past year, and is committed to providing high quality service to our customers.

Pat has volunteered on weekends to help with class registrations, and has also assisted with the Park Authority Healthy Strides race in the spring. She is always "there when needed," and has served reliably every week for the past 16 months.

RECenter customers have benefited from Pat's efforts in numerous ways. Her demeanor and caring personality make her easy to approach, and easy to receive the assistance that is needed. For her reliability and her consistent ability to "go the extra mile" to help in any way possible, we are pleased to name Pat Feilder Outstanding Volunteer of the Year.


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.

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