Spring Hill RECenter Volunteer
1239 Spring Hill Road
McLean, VA 22102
VOLUNTEER AT SPRING HILL RECenter
Our volunteer program is
an award-winner on the local, national and global level. Spring Hill
was the first RECenter to partner with the Jane Goodall Institute's
internationally acclaimed Roots & Shoots Jr. Volunteer Program. Our
Roots & Shoots was selected as Volunteer Fairfax's 2008 Youth
Volunteer Group of the Year and was awarded the Park Authority's Elly
Doyle Park Service Award for Student Recognition. Spring Hill is also
the first Park Authority RECenter to be declared an Official Certifying
Organization for the President's Volunteer Service Award. In addition,
Spring Hill's Volunteer program has received recognition from USA
Today's Weekend Magazine's National Make A Difference Day, Jane Goodall
Institute, National Environmental Education Foundation, Character
Counts! and DC Greenfest. If you are looking for the chance to make a
difference, please consider joining our award-winning team.
Marie Duval, French volunteer from Au Pair in America.
Marie is absolutely without a doubt the grrrreatest kid on the planet! She has truly been a great all around volunteer and a stellar representation of how valuable our Au Pair Volunteers are to Spring Hill's Operations. She is a brilliant kid, fluent in English with her Master's degree in International affairs.
Marie's year stay here is up and she is leaving to go home. She wanted to go to an American baseball game before she left and being the die-hard Yankees fan that I am, I took her to a Yankees game on Tuesday and we had the best time as the photo reflects from outside where we ate dinner in Little Italy.
Marie will be SoOoOoO missed; I can't begin to tell you how our staff will miss her weekly presence at Spring Hill. She does it all...from helping to keeping all the machines in the Fitness Room clean, to sanitizing all the equipment in the Dance Studio & Wellness Studio, organizing the lost & found, cleaning out all the lockers in the ladies locker room, collecting the quarters each week from the Ladies Room lockers, transformed the pool deck stainless steel by working to remove the normal rust and mineral deposits that build up over time, helping with so many aspects of landscaping around the grounds and beyond.
Marie is a genuine Rock Star Volunteer and we feel so incredibly blessed to have this wonderful partnership with our Au Pair agencies that refer their incredible staff to volunteer at our RECenter.
Marie has been the total package that showcases how volunteers truly Power our Parks.
Spring Hill RECenter’s
2014 Outstanding Volunteer
of the Year
Marisa Gisbert works as an au pair and also attends college courses at Georgetown University. Her superior time management skills are essential to her success, and allow her to also bring her dynamic energy and "Spanish flair" to her volunteer work at our RECenter.
Marisa's initiative and dependability are unfailing. She has taken on a wide range of outdoor projects including invasive species removal and native species plantings. Marisa also organizes the fitness equipment, helps keep the pool in immaculate condition, assists the Aquatics Director by producing monthly aquatics calendar updates, and has mentored new volunteers. In addition, she regularly contributes her artistic talents for face painting and decorating at Spring Hill and Lake Fairfax park events.
No matter the task, Marisa generously steps up and fully commits to any park project. Her work ethic and natural leadership have been noted by all. When customers comment on the lovely gardens or the glistening stainless steel around the pool, this speaks volumes to her hard work. During Marisa's year in America, nothing has seemed beyond the scope of her ability, and she has been an outstanding asset. Marisa Gisbert is truly deserving of the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year award for Spring Hill RECenter.
THE BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING ...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.