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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!

Hector Campos


Hector Campos
Mt. Vernon RECenter's
2016 Outstanding Volunteer
of the Year

Hector came to Mt. Vernon in October of 2015. He brought that spirit of "giving back" to the community with him. Hector has a long history of volunteerism, providing his services as a soccer coach for many years when his children were young.

Hector's background in Maintenance Management made his volunteer role of Maintenance Support an easy fit. He commands the respect and admiration of the entire staff. His enthusiasm and positive attitude are an inspiration to us all.

Hector assists with monthly building inspections and turns staff wish lists into realities. Hector constructed a vacuum rack and life jacket rack for the pool deck, from only a picture as reference, single handedly saving the RECenter and the Park Authority thousands of dollars as a result.

Hector has become a dynamic member of the volunteer staff at Mount Vernon RECenter. He is not only a dependable volunteer, but his participation in staff training and pot lucks is also becoming legendary - his guacamole is a HUGE hit with the staff! We are happy that he decided to share his active retirement with us! Congratulations Hector on your nomination of Outstanding Volunteer of the Year for Mt. Vernon RECenter!


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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