South Run RECenter Volunteer
7550 Reservation Drive
Springfield, VA 22153
VOLUNTEER AT SOUTH RUN RECenter
Our great volunteers have immeasurably helped South Run become the
best RECenter in Fairfax County. If you would like to give back to your
community, learn new skills or just become part of this fun and
functional team, contact our volunteer manager to see if we have an
opening that meets your needs or start the process by applying
Eagle Scout candidate, David Jaquish, and volunteers he recruited, erect a kiosk with our Trail Map. Check it out at the trail head in the field house parking lot!
South Run RECenter's
2016 Outstanding Volunteer
of the Year
Yvonne Destout is one of South Run RECenter's outstanding volunteers. Her fantastic attitude, her tireless devotion to the needs of our customers, and her enthusiastic support of the Fairfax County Park Authority mission are all reasons she is a standout. One of the major reasons South Run RECenter has such a high customer retention rate and the best pass sale results of all the RECenters is the cleanliness of the facility and the friendliness of the staff. Yvonne Destout is a key player in both of those areas. She is committed to and exceptionally accomplished in keeping our fitness room spotless. Her untiring efforts, friendly demeanor and significant contributions to customer relations has made her an invaluable asset. Yvonne's greatest strengths are her attention to detail and her ownership of the entire facility. Where others take a quick swipe at a dirt spot, she gets under, around and between all pieces of the fitness equipment. The fitness center and equipment take a pounding, especially during winter months. However, with Yvonne's tireless efforts and expertise with a vacuum cleaner she has extended the life of our flooring and equipment as well as making it a nice and safe place to work out.
Her volunteer efforts at South Run go above and beyond the fitness room. Yvonne also cleans the windows and mirrors for which we are noted. It is her touch which brings in the light and sunshine that make our fitness room so nice to work out in. This volunteer leaves no stone unturned. When asked why she was cleaning tables at the far end of the RECenter, Yvonne stated "the lunch bunch sometimes leave dirty tables and that wasn't going to happen on my watch." She can also be spotted cleaning the entrance to the RECenter just because it makes a good first impression.
Yvonne's great attitude and friendliness has given many customers such a favorable impression of South Run that they have bought or renewed their memberships. Where many might consider cleaning a menial job, Yvonne says it gives her time to think and all the bending and reaching has really impressed her doctor and made her feel better. For all her extra efforts to lend a helping hand wherever required makes Yvonne Destout truly deserving of South Run's Outstanding Volunteer of the Year award! Congratulation Yvonne!
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.