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
2015 Outstanding Volunteer
of the Year
South Run RECenter is one of the county's largest and diverse facilities, sitting on 182 acres in Springfield. To augment the staff, it takes approximately 50-80 volunteers to operate this facility and provide the level of service that our customers expect and South Run volunteers are famous for.
The administration of this large volunteer corps is a huge endeavor and could not be done without our Assistant Volunteer Coordinator Yadi Bermea. Yadi has volunteered over 560 hours since coming on board a little over two years ago.
Yadi started by organizing and filing file boxes of unsorted volunteer paperwork that had accumulated in the years before she arrived. She professionally and rapidly integrates new volunteers into the system by overseeing their training and FCPA onboarding process. She maintains paper and electronic records on each volunteer with complete history and paperwork. She then enters all required data into the volunteer database and keeps it up to date. She rapidly responds to and handles more than 10 applications weekly and refers them to appropriate RECenter staff for consideration and helps maintain Front Desk and Fitness Center volunteer schedules and assists in recruiting volunteers for special events.
If all that is not enough, Yadi has taken the lead for South Run on learning the new Volunteer Management System (VMS) software and assisted with the transition. She provided comments on early drafts and learned the final configuration, data transfer, training staff and "on-boarded" all job opportunities for existing and new volunteers.
For her outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail and for being a pleasant addition to the staff and an all-around "good gal" you are hereby awarded South Run's Volunteer of the Year.
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.