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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!

Deborah Burk


Deborah Burk
Providence RECenter's
2016 Outstanding Volunteer
of the Year

Deborah Burk, or Debo as she is fondly called, is the definition of a dedicated volunteer, wearing many hats for Providence and embracing them all. Whether seen pulling weeds in the gardens, greeting customers at the Front Desk, or in the water assisting with the Adapted Aquatics Program, Debo takes on each role with pride and a strong work ethic. She can be counted on not only for her "official" roles, but for extra help as needed, as has been evidenced on many occasions with weekend assistance for aquatics class check-ins. She brings to our team not only her calm demeanor and positive attitude, but a wealth of knowledge regarding her passion, and expertise -- gardening. Upon joining us, she was quickly identified as our lead gardener extraordinaire, seen on many occasions seated amidst the puddles of rain at our front circle, weeding, pruning and planting.

Debo began beautifying the front of the RECenter and gave it her green thumb treatment. She thoughtfully considered many factors such as budget, deer resistance, and year round appeal, then adopted a landscaping plan. She selected plants and comparison shopped for the best value, and completely revitalized our front circle area. She has spent countless hours making sure that customers see our beautifully kept gardens as they drive into Providence, and does so with pride. What is perhaps most impressive is that Debo has done all this in the midst of hip surgery, which did not stop her from continuing to care for the gardens -- with recovery cane in one hand, weeds in the other she continues her dedicated work at Providence.

Debo is a true treasure to us both inside and out and is a quiet, respectful leader. She has had a passion for gardening and landscaping ever since she owned her own home, and currently is the proud caregiver of her own gardens, a land share plot with the County, and of course, Providence RECenter.

We are thankful to have Debo as a member of our team, and applaud her for the many hats she wears with us. Congratulations Debo, as Providence RECenter's Outstanding Volunteer of the Year!


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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