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Providence RECenter Volunteer

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Volunteer Manager
Beth Gallagher
Providence RECenter
7525 Marc Drive
Falls Church, VA 22042


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.

Volunteer Application Check for current volunteer opportunities


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!

Marilyn Connors


Marilyn Connors
Providence RECenter's
2015 Outstanding Volunteer
of the Year

Have you ever hired someone for a job only to find that they have other skills that they bring to the table that you did not know they possess?  That was the case five years ago at Providence RECenter when we were lucky enough to have Marilyn Connors come to us as a volunteer.

Marilyn was initially hired as a front desk associate, but soon became our go to person for administrative help and for the first day of class check-in process, which can be very busy. She is always very friendly when greeting the patrons and has, after 5 years built a great rapport with many of the patrons as well as the staff. Marilyn is an outstanding volunteer because she is ALWAYS willing to go above and beyond when we need her. She is incredibly flexible with her schedule and volunteers to do extra duties to help make the RECenter run more smoothly.

All of this work makes Marilyn an invaluable part of the RECenter, but then we found her magic touch; Marilyn has an incredible green thumb.& Many of the plants in the front entry area and around the spa were in desperate need of TLC. Marilyn transformed these plants from withered and virtually dying to being healthy and beautiful. The plants at Providence look amazing and are constantly commented on by the patrons and staff alike.

Marilyn is truly an exemplary volunteer and an incredible asset to the Volunteer Program at Providence due to her dedication and strong work ethic.  She has made many friends and enjoys associating with the patrons. She also has helped the staff tremendously and everyone knows they can go to Marilyn and that she will do what’s asked of her and does a great job no matter the task. Her green thumb, however, puts her over the top.

Congratulations Marilyn and thanks for all you do!


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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