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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!

Mila Weiss & Monty Montgomery


Mila Weiss & Monty Montgomery
Mt. Vernon RECenter's
2015 Outstanding Volunteers
of the Year

Customers love to skate at the Park Authorities only facility with an ice rink, Mount Vernon RECenter. If you or your kids have been to Mount Vernon then they have met and experienced the cheerfulness and kindness of the dynamic husband and wife team of Mila Weiss and Monty Montgomery. Mila and Monty have been braving the cold temperatures at the rink to perform their duties as Ice Skate monitors for a combined six plus years.

Mila has volunteered for at least 32 hours a month for the past year. She ensures freestyle skaters have paid admission and assists them with their music selections while practicing. She is always positive and skaters, coaches and parents alike enjoy their interactions with her. They can count on her to look out for their best interests while maintaining control over a session. When some of the coaches have skaters competing at the international level, the sessions can take on a degree of intensity. It may sound easier than it is; many a volunteer has opted to find work in other areas after facing the pressure. Mila is the epitome of calm under fire, knowing the expectations and maintaining the balance.

From November through March the RECenter sponsors Rock-n-Blades (RNB) on Friday nights. This event provides a safe, positive atmosphere for pre-teens and teenagers to enjoy gathering, ice skating to current music and dimmed lighting.  Monty has volunteered to perform ice rink monitoring every Friday night for the past two years. It is extremely difficult to find someone willing to give up their Friday evenings for five months to watch over dozens of loud and squirmy young people. He does so with a smile and has developed a rapport with the RNB "regulars". A parent himself, he appreciates the benefit the sessions offer to youth in the community, so he has committed to helping make it possible.

In addition to their ice skate monitoring Mila and Monty have volunteered as Class Registration Assistants for both ice and swim class registrations on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as class instructors and special events as needed. Monty even offered to teach customers how to fold an origami cup and displayed some of the mind-boggling origami he created. For their high standard of service to our customers it is a pleasure to honor them with the Mount Vernon RECenter Outstanding Volunteers of the year award!


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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