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Providence RECenter Volunteer


Volunteers Sharing Health & Fitness

Volunteer Manager
Karen Gilmore
703-698-1351
Providence RECenter
7525 Marc Drive
Falls Church, VA 22042

VOLUNTEER AT PROVIDENCE RECenter

We love our Volunteers at Providence RECenter!  We thank our existing volunteers for their hard work and dedication and we look forward to welcoming new volunteers to our team.  We have volunteer opportunities to match a wide range of interests, skills and availability, so if you want to know more about our program, contact Karen Gilmore at 703-698-1351 or stop by the front desk to fill out an application.  Great benefits come with the volunteer job, including free use of the facilities and more.

CURRENTLY IN NEED OF...

  Adapted Aquatics Class Assistant
Title: Adapted Aquatics Instructor Assistant
Goal: To create a comfortable learning environment for physically and/or mentally challenged students that will result in a positive experience in which safety is the primary concern for all participants.
Duties: Works closely (this will require getting wet!) with one or two students during class under the guidance of an Adapted Aquatics Instructor. Helps to set goals for the participants who are working on swimming skills or water adjustment skills. Light Lifting
Qualifications: Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. Exceptions may be made for 14-15 year olds based on special skills or a dedication to working with the disabled community. Under the age of 14 may volunteer ONLY if accompanied by a parent or other adult. The ability to look beyond the disability and at the individual is of utmost importance. The volunteer must be comfortable in waist deep water.
Training: Must attend one five-hour training session prior to the start of classes. (This training includes both a classroom session and a pool session and is offered four times per year.) Must complete FCPA Safety Training, Sexual Harassment and STARS customer service training within two weeks of start date.
Certifications/Tests: None
Time Required: Average of two hours per week. Must commit for one complete session.

 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.

 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.

 Fitness Room Monitor
Title: Fitness Room Monitor/Greeter
Goal: To meet the RECenter's goal of excellence in customer service and foster an appreciation of recreational opportunities in the local community.
Duties: Greets the fitness room patrons and keeps count of all persons using the room; checks for valid entrance stamp; answers questions on usage regulations; reports equipment needing repair, and can assist with maintaining the room in proper order and cleanliness. Light to heavy lifting
Qualifications: Must be 16 years of age or older. 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.
Time Required: Average of four hours per week. Prefer one year 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.
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HIGHLIGHTS...

More Room for Fun

Providence’s racquetball court has been converted into a classroom, providing additional space that will allow the RECenter’s programs to grow.

Win One for the RECenter

Camaraderie, cooperation and spirit were on display at Frying Pan Farm Park when Providence RECenter’s contingent took first place in the Park Authority’s Farm Olympics. This team-building and morale-boosting event pits representatives from the agency’s park sites, field offices and headquarters sections against each other in pursuit of the coveted Corn Gold.

Providence Farm Olympics

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

Arthur Deverill

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

Arthur Deverill
Providence RECenter's
2014 Outstanding Volunteer
of the Year

Art Deverill has been a front desk volunteer at our RECenter for five years, and during that entire time has shown unwavering devotion to the needs of both the Providence staff and its patrons. As the first contact with customers, Art greets them with his wonderful smile, hardy laugh, and great disposition. His ability to make all those he encounters feel comfortable and welcome has been commented upon by many.

Art has demonstrated that he is a team player, and has often come in on very short notice to help out. In addition to performing his regular front desk duties, he also helps out with class registrations and with the busy first day of class check-ins. Art has always been willing to go above and beyond expectations, such as during the time he provided assistance in handling a large crowd in response to the pass sale contest.

Customers and staff alike all feel a bit happier when they see Art on Monday and Friday mornings. For his great enthusiasm and ability to handle all situations very positively and professionally, we are pleased to name Art Deverill Outstanding Volunteer of the Year for Providence RECenter.

THE BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING ...

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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