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Park Services Division Volunteer Information


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Mission

The mission of the Park Services and Golf Enterprises Volunteer Programs is to expand and enhance golf course, RECenter and community park facilities and services through the recruitment and participation of the volunteers in the delivery of quality customer service.

Welcome to our Volunteer Program

Park Services and Golf Enterprises boasts nearly 3,000 long-term volunteers and hundreds of short-term volunteers. Their contributions constitute a remarkable display of community commitment. Together with the Park Authority’s dedicated professional staff, and with the training and supervision provided by the Park Authority, our volunteers play a vital role. As they serve their community, they improve their own well-being through participation in our volunteer program.

2013 PARK SERVICES
OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR

Joan Carson    William "Bill" Bozo
Jaque Ristau    Mostafa Kamvar    Sue Erbele
Fran Anderson    Cathy Ruiz    The Ziegler Family

Lassine Doumbia

SPOTLIGHT ON: Lassine Doumbia
Elly Doyle Park Service Award, Special Recognition 2013

Since the summer of 2010, Lassine Doumbia has been an invaluable volunteer for the international concerts at Ossian Hall Park in Annandale. The concerts present music and culture of the diverse populations in this community to appreciative audiences every Saturday night during the summer months. As the “host” he arrives at the park two hours prior to the concert, erects his own tent/shelter near the stage to serve as a “green room” for performers and welcomes both the performers and the audience members to the venue. He has encouraged local merchants to donate bottled water for the performers and, on occasion, has been known to commandeer umbrellas to shield people and equipment from occasional showers during a performance.

You could not find a more enthusiastic volunteer. His passion for the community concerts, his positive approach and his attention to detail enhance the concert goers’ experience. He insists that the audiences have a great time, often leads dancing and singing, and takes care of all the details so the performance shines and the audience enjoys.


Casto DeBiasi

SPOTLIGHT ON: Casto DeBiasi
Elly Doyle Park Service Award, Special Recognition 2013

DeBiasi is always willing to go that extra mile. The Twin Lakes Golf Course volunteer manages over 100 golf carts for the Wednesday morning golf league. He provides ladies league members with curbside service, thus ensuring that they do not have to carry their golf bags too far. This accommodation and attention to top-notch customer service does not go unnoticed.

DeBiasi is no stranger to the game of golf. Back in the day, he was a very low handicapper, a seasoned golfer and is a World War II veteran who, at 92, still plays twice a week. He loves the social aspect of the game as much as he loves the golf. It’s no wonder, since he met his wife of 52 years while playing golf.

One of the many reasons he has served as a volunteer at Twin Lakes for the past 23 years is his desire to interact with the golfers. He loves to give something back to the community as well and during his tenure he has served as a marshal, then as a starter, then as a tee coordinator and now as the cart man. His greatest pleasure is in the friendships he has formed, but the work isn’t bad either!

VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE THE BENEFITS OF...

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.

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