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Oak Marr RECenter Volunteer

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Volunteer Manager
Kathy Cahill
Oak Marr RECenter
3200 Jermantown Road
Oakton, VA 22124


Welcome to Oak Marr RECenter. By giving their time and talents to an array of jobs, our volunteers expand the county budget as they assist customers while simultaneously supporting site managers and staff. They make a difference by working to help citizens improve their physical and mental well-being and to enhance the quality of life in Fairfax County. Through their generous contributions, volunteers ensure the continued high level of service that county residents now enjoy at Oak Marr.


 Drop-in Child Care Program Aide
Title: Drop-in Child Care Program Aide
Goal: To assist RECenter staff in providing a safe and healthy environment for children participating in a drop-in child care program.
Duties: Assists staff in planning, implementing and supervision of age appropriate activities for children attending the child care program at the RECenter. Inspects play areas and equipment daily to ensure safety. Reports all injuries or accidents, as well as any problems or concerns to supervisor. Helps to leave area neat and orderly and performs related duties as assigned. Moderate lifting is required.
Qualifications: Interest in working with children and ability to interact and communicate well with the children. Be at least 18 years old. Must be punctual and come to work dressed appropriately. Must pass TB test, Criminal Background Check, and Central Registry Check.
Training: Volunteers must complete FCPA Safety Training, Sexual Harassment and STARS customer service training within two weeks of start date. Must attend a site orientation and on-the job training as required. In addition, volunteers must become familiar with and assist in ensuring compliance with the Department of Social Services minimum standards for child day care centers if the program is licensed.
Certifications/Tests: Volunteers working with children must have valid certifications in infant and child first aid and CPR. In addition, staff must have training on use of an AED if not part of the certifications. Request a negative TB test result (licensed programs only), signed by a physician (the record must be dated within two years of the date of employment or 21 days after the date hired). Volunteers must provide a negative TB test result, signed by a physician (the record must be dated within two years of the date of placement).
Time Required: Average of four hours per week. Prefer six months commitment.

 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.
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Splash Down at Oak Marr

Oak Marr is putting more fun in the pool. A water slide with a 30-foot drop will be installed in mid-November. Attached to the 35 millimeter high dive, it offers youngsters and the young at heart the chance to make a grand entrance with a splash! This latest and greatest attraction also will be available for birthday party packages.

Oak Marr Pool

Now You Can Catch the News

Workouts will become more entertaining in November as well, as the screens light up on new televisions for Oak Marr’s fitness room.

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

Jennifer McLaughlin


Jennifer McLaughlin
Oak Marr RECenter’s
2014 Outstanding Volunteer
of the Year

Jennifer McLaughlin has served as a volunteer for five years, with her primary responsibility being the operation and oversight of the Farmer's Market. Jen ensures that the Market is safe, clean and orderly, and opens and closes on time. She also maintains the Market Facebook page, and has given multiple demonstrations of fermentation techniques and long term fresh food storage process.

Jen initiated an on line schedule to ensure adequate coverage of the market, and has coordinated closely with Market vendors to ensure that there is no price collusion. She assists Market customers in the selection of their items, and even assists them when needed in carrying these items to their cars.

Because of the can do attitude and personality exhibited by Jen, customers feel comfortable, and the Market operates smoothly with no conflicts. Her excellent coordination with the vendors has also helped to make our Market resemble a family that works together. For all of her work to make the Market a success, we are delighted to name Jen McLaughlin the Oak Marr RECenter Outstanding Volunteer of the Year.


Free RECenter facility use: 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 their RECenter’s general facilities free of charge

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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