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Audrey Moore RECenter


Volunteers Sharing Health & Fitness

Volunteer Manager
Sherina Narayan
703-324-9149
Audrey Moore RECenter
8110 Braddock Road
Annandale, VA 22003

VOLUNTEER AT AUDREY MOORE RECenter

It is never too late to start following up on your new year's resolutions! Did you resolve to volunteer more, and give back to your community? Did you resolve to lose weight and get in shape? You can do both by volunteering here at Audrey Moore! We welcome new volunteers to help us in the fitness room, the front desk and outdoors at our park. Our volunteers are all ages, from young teens to our active seniors. This is a community RECenter and is a great place to see your friends and neighbors in classes and around the center. There is a strong sense of camaraderie with all of the staff here; both volunteers and paid employees. Think about coming to the RECenter and seeing what we have to offer you!

CURRENTLY IN NEED OF...

 Adapted Aquatics Class Assistant
Title: Adapted Aquatics Instructor Assistant
Goal: To create a comfortable learning environment for physically and/or mentally challenged students that will result in a positive experience in which safety is the primary concern for all participants.
Duties: Works closely (this will require getting wet!) with one or two students during class under the guidance of an Adapted Aquatics Instructor. Helps to set goals for the participants who are working on swimming skills or water adjustment skills. Light Lifting
Qualifications: Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. Exceptions may be made for 14-15 year olds based on special skills or a dedication to working with the disabled community. Under the age of 14 may volunteer ONLY if accompanied by a parent or other adult. The ability to look beyond the disability and at the individual is of utmost importance. The volunteer must be comfortable in waist deep water.
Training: Must attend one five-hour training session prior to the start of classes. (This training includes both a classroom session and a pool session and is offered four times per year.) Must complete FCPA Safety Training, Sexual Harassment and STARS customer service training within two weeks of start date.
Certifications/Tests: None
Time Required: Average of two hours per week. Must commit for one complete session.

 Front Desk Associate
Title: Front Desk Associate
Goal: To meet the site's goal of excellence in customer service and foster an appreciation of recreational opportunities in the local community.
Duties: Greets the public and orients them to the facility, informs visitors about site rules and programs, checks user passes, answers phone calls and inquiries, assists with programs and projects as needed, helps to take care of the front desk equipment and working area, and may handle sales of RECenter passes and/or other site specific items.
Qualifications: Must be 16 years or age or older. Volunteer must be an enthusiastic individual willing to interact with the public in a positive manner. Must be organized and have skills to deal with various tasks.
Training: Must complete FCPA Safety Training, Sexual Harassment Training and STARS customer service training within two weeks of start date. Must attend site orientation and on-the job training as required.
Certifications/Tests: Background check required for volunteers handling cash transactions.
Time Required: Average of four hours per week. Prefer six-month commitment.

 Landscaper (Seasonal - Starting up soon!!)
Title: Landscaper
Goal: To help with overall maintenance of the indoor and outdoor plants and flower beds and general beautification of the RECenter or park.
Duties: Helps prepare flower beds for planting, assists site manager with ordering plants and flowers, mulches flower beds to maintain ground moisture, removes dead plants or flowers, weeds flower beds, waters and helps winterize and clean out flower beds as necessary. Light to heavy lifting.
Qualifications: Must be 16 years of age or older. A genuine interest in landscaping and knowledge of care for plants and trees. Prior landscaping experience is preferred.
Training: Must complete FCPA Safety Training, Sexual Harassment Training and STARS customer service training within two weeks of start date. Must attend site orientation and on-the job training as required.
Certifications/Tests: None.
Time Required: Volunteer is required to donate an average of four hours per week over the course of the year for the upkeep of the flower beds and general maintenance of plants.

 Fitness Room Monitor
Title: Fitness Room Monitor/Greeter
Goal: To meet the RECenter's goal of excellence in customer service and foster an appreciation of recreational opportunities in the local community.
Duties: Greets the fitness room patrons and keeps count of all persons using the room; checks for valid entrance stamp; answers questions on usage regulations; reports equipment needing repair, and can assist with maintaining the room in proper order and cleanliness. Light to heavy lifting
Qualifications: Must be 16 years of age or older. Enthusiastic individual willing to interact with the public in a positive manner. Must be organized and have skills to deal with various tasks.
Training: Must complete FCPA Safety Training, Sexual Harassment Training and STARS customer service training within two weeks of start date. Must attend site orientation and on-the job training as required.
Time Required: Average of four hours per week. Prefer one year commitment.
Volunteer ApplicationAPPLY ONLINE NOW

HIGHLIGHTS...

We are looking forward to all of the summer camps and the multitude of outdoor programs here at Audrey Moore and in Wakefield Park.  Be sure to check out Parktakes Online or pick up a Parktakes magazine at our front desk.  Sign up for something new to you. Expand your horizons.  Try a boot camp out with our fitness department, OR put your child in our Kids Boot Camp!  They will LOVE it.  Walk the paths; see how beautiful it is even right next to the beltway.  The volunteer opportunities expand to include outside clean-up so if you enjoy being outdoors this is a way to volunteer in the fresh air and sunshine. 

Fitness Fun!Come try any one of our awesome drop in exercise classes or sign up for a fitness class. There is nothing more motivating than working out with friends.

Join the volunteer team at your neighborhood RECenter and get the insider’s edge on the latest developments!

Thomas (Tom) Kennedy

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

Thomas (Tom) Kennedy
Audrey Moore RECenter’s
2014 Outstanding Volunteer
of the Year

Tom served as the Audrey Moore RECenter Volunteer Manager from 2003 to 2009, during which time he assisted the facility manager in starting the Farmers Market and also in redesigning the bike trails. Since retiring as Volunteer Manager, Tom has trained others to fulfill this role and has eased them into the transition. He remains available to assist the current Volunteer Manager whenever called upon.

Tom's current duties involve assisting staff with various projects at the RECenter as needed, and he continues to manage the Farmers Market, about which he is passionate. He plays a key role assisting the Land Programmer with the Annual Arts and Crafts show during the holidays, where he helps out with parking and vendor set up. Helping out the community is nothing new to Tom. He also assists two-three church groups, and he recently became Vice Chairman of the Braddock Road Widening Committee for Citizen Impact.

The care Tom has for the community is very evident and his display of initiative along with an always positive attitude make him worthy of Audrey Moore RECenter Outstanding Volunteer of the Year.

THE BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING ...

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.

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.


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