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
2014 Outstanding Volunteer
of the Year
Sally Berman began with South Run RECenter in 2012 as a landscape volunteer, applying mulch, removing litter, and working on the three facility entrance gardens. Being a consummate gardener, Sally began planting flowers and bushes she donated from her own garden. Since the entrance is the first impression our customers get of the unique South Run atmosphere, her beautification efforts have greatly improved the exterior visibility and have drawn in many new customers.
Sally now "owns" the outside areas of the South Run facility, and some examples of her extensive work include the beautiful forsythia bushes planted along the entrance road and a first "four season flower bed." Recognizing the need to maintain these gardens, and realizing how much more could be done, Sally then took the initiative to recruit local high school students to assist her in these efforts. In addition to students, Sally has trained and supervised other volunteers fulfilling court ordered community service. Using this team approach, landscaping efforts have been leveraged dramatically, and the results are evident for all to see.
Sally's selfless dedication and hard work have impressed both facility patrons and staff, and have made South Run RECenter a far nicer place to work and to visit. For her extra efforts along with the dependability, enthusiasm, and leadership skills she displays, Sally is truly deserving of Outstanding Volunteer of the Year for South Run 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.