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Colvin Run Mill

Volunteer at Colvin Run Mill

Located seven miles west of Tysons Corner, Colvin Run Mill Historic Site features a restored operational 19th century water-powered gristmill, the miller's house, and the early 20th century Colvin Run General Store, the remains of a once thriving community of Colvin Run, Virginia. Today the site is interpreted in terms of the 19th century American technology of Oliver Evans, inventor and millwright, the growth of communities around centers of commerce, and the work and social activities of area residents. Education programs, tours of the mill and miller's house, and special programs are conducted on a regular basis. People also enjoy shopping in the old general store, picnicking on the grounds, and feeding the hungry ducks.

Current Volunteer Openings

Teaching Docent

Duties: Leads small groups of children through the historic site. Generates discussion and answers questions relevant to site history, buildings, grounds, collections. Directs children in "hands-on" activities.

Qualifications: Strong interest in history and the stewardship of the county's cultural and natural resources. Patience with young children and the desire to communicate effectively with children is essential. Experience in providing leadership for groups of children is helpful.

Availability: Weekdays

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Touring Docent

Duties: Guides small group and individual tours of the historic site. Facilitates discussion and answers questions relevant to site history, buildings, grounds, and collections. Supports scheduled site programs and special events.

Qualifications: Strong interest in history and stewardship of county's cultural and natural resources. Ability to communicate effectively with varied audiences, from children to adults. Teamwork with other staff essential.

Availability: Weekends.

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Gardener

Duties: Assists with all phases of indoor/outdoor gardening including mulching, propagation, transplanting, weeding, watering, and harvesting.

Qualifications: Basic horticulture knowledge; hands-on gardening experience; interest in the stewardship of the county's natural and cultural resources.

Availability: Flexible hours.

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General Store Assistant

Goal: To enrich visitor experiences and provide front-line visitor service.

Duties: Welcome visitors to the park and respond to their questions. Provide information about the General Store, including the collections items on display. Enter sales into the computer. Help stock shelves.

Qualifications: A smiling face and welcoming manner are the most important requirements. An ability to enter sales on a computer. An interest in history in general and park history in particular.

Training: Volunteer must attend the division orientation and required site training. Site staff will teach proper point-of-sale computer usage and provide Fairfax County Park Authority standard operating procedures for handling cash.

Availability: Prefer a one-year commitment. Volunteer is asked to commit one day a week from 10am to 4pm and may be asked to assist with special programs during the year.

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Cultural Resource Management and Protection

Volunteer with Cultural Resource Management and Protection

Cultural Resource Section Staff currently works with close to 90 volunteers who assist with archaeological fieldwork, process and catalogue artifacts, do research, write up findings, and help teach others about community history and archaeology. We don't ask for specific time commitments or previous training, only for an interest in local history and the preservation of our cultural heritage. Our volunteers are an important part of our work, and we are proud to offer them a variety of opportunities to work hands-on with Fairfax history.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

A number of volunteer positions are available at Cultural Resources Management and Protection Branch. Their descriptions can be found below. Should you have a research interest or particular skill you do not see reflected below, please let us know so that we might be able to find a place for you.

Archaeological Lab Assistant

Duties: Assist archaeologists in the processing and documentation of artifacts. Specific tasks include: washing, labeling, and bagging, sorting artifacts by type, cataloging artifacts, and keeping detailed logs of each activity.

Preferred Skills/Abilities: interest in history, archaeology, or material culture.

Required Skills/Abilities: attention to detail, ability to work in a team environment.

Reports to: project lab manager.

Length of Commitment: Prefer at least one day per week, 2 hours per shift, but can accommodate other schedules on a case-by-case basis.

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Archaeological Field Assistant

Duties: Assist archaeologists in the identification and/or excavation of archaeological sites.

Preferred Skills/Abilities: interest in history, archaeology, or material culture.

Required Skills/Abilities: attention to detail, ability to work in a team environment, ability to hike through varied terrain, and ability to lift 25 pounds.

Reports to: project field director.

Length of Commitment: Prefer at least one day per week, 2 hours per shift, but can accommodate other schedules on a case-by-case basis. Some projects may require a full day commitment in order to escort volunteers on and off of site.

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Administrative Assistant

Duties: Assist staff in their administrative duties. Tasks may include: filing, photocopying, data entry, scanning, and light housekeeping.

Preferred Skills/Abilities: knowledge of MS Office programs and hardware such as scanners and photocopiers.

Required Skills/Abilities: attention to detail, ability to work in a team environment.

Reports to: Cultural Resources Management and Protection Branch volunteer manager.

Length of Commitment: Prefer at least one day per week, 2 hours per shift, but can accommodate other schedules on a case-by-case basis.

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Historic Preservation Assistant

Duties: Assist staff in identification and description of architectural sites. Tasks may include: photography, data entry, historical background research, document and photo scanning, and writing.

Preferred Skills/Abilities: knowledge of MS Office programs and hardware such as scanners and photocopiers, photography skills, interest in architecture.

Required Skills/Abilities: attention to detail, ability to work in a team environment, some hiking across uneven terrain may be required on some projects.

Reports to: Cultural Resources Management and Protection Branch historic preservation manager.

Length of Commitment: Prefer at least one day per week, 2 hours per shift, but can accommodate other schedules on a case-by-case basis.

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Museum Collections Assistant

Duties: Assist staff in care and curation of museum materials. Tasks may include: photography, data entry, light housekeeping, and research.

Preferred Skills/Abilities: knowledge of MS Office programs and hardware such as scanners and photocopiers, photography skills, interest in museum collections.

Required Skills/Abilities: attention to detail, ability to work in a team environment.

Reports to: Cultural Resources Management and Protection Branch museum collections manager.

Length of Commitment: Prefer at least one day per week, 2 hours per shift, but can accommodate other schedules on a case-by-case basis.

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Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

Volunteer at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, located in the Chantilly /Centreville area, offers a welcome change from high-speed bordering roadways. The natural and cultural history of the area is evident in every corner of the 600+ acre park. Visitors can spot wild turkey, deer and red fox in the meadow, at Walney Pond, or along four miles of meandering trails. A large variety of wildflowers, songbirds, and other plant and animal species can be studied. The Walney Visitor Center, whose core dates back to 1780, features live animal and history exhibits and a hands-on area to introduce the public to the park's past and present. Surrounding the center, remains of a springhouse, icehouse and other features link people to the land and offer clues to life on a 250-year-old Fairfax County farm.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Frying Pan Farm Park

Volunteer at Frying Pan Farm park Frying Pan Farm Park's 98 acres, located in Herndon, five minutes from Dulles Airport, offer a wide variety of recreational and educational opportunities. Visitors can sample Fairfax County's rich rural heritage and county's only public equestrian facility. The old Floris School House, Moffet Blacksmith Shop, Country Store, Frying Pan Spring Meeting House, and Kidwell Farm preserve many of the essentials of 1930 rural life. Draft horses for plowing, cows for milking, chickens for fresh eggs and other animals essential for farm life are raised at Kidwell Farm. Three miles of cross country trails, jump equipment, and indoor and outdoor riding rings attract the area's top horses and riders. The park also hosts a wide range of activities such as arts and crafts, fitness and children's classes, as well as seasonal events, hayrides and farm life demonstrations.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Program Leader

Duties: Leads both indoor and outdoor children's programs offered at the park or in the community. Assists with program planning and development which may include producing visual aids, using AV equipment and room set-up. Assists with other programs or park activities.

Qualifications: Strong interest in nature or history and the stewardship of the county's natural and cultural resources. Patience with young children and the desire to communicate effectively with children is essential. Experience in providing leadership for groups is helpful.

Availability: Weekdays for school programs; weekends/occasional evening for family programs.

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Gardener

Duties: Assists with all phases of indoor/outdoor gardening including mulching, propagation, transplanting, weeding, watering, and harvesting.

Qualifications: Basic horticulture knowledge; hands-on gardening experience; interest in the stewardship of the county's natural and cultural resources.

Availability: Flexible hours.

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Hay Ride Driver

Goal: To enrich visitor experiences and increase awareness of the park’s diverse resources.

Duties: Responsibilities include sharing information about the park, collecting payment for rides, assisting riders on and off the hayride wagon, and adding fuel and oil to the tractor as needed.

Qualifications: A valid Virginia driver’s license. Ability to handle money and make change. Ability to communicate and interact with people of all ages. An interest in history in general and site history in particular.

Training: Volunteers must attend the division orientation and required site training. Site staff will provide tractor-driving training and Fairfax County Park Authority standard operating procedures for handling cash and operating power equipment.

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General Store Assistant

Goal: To enrich visitor experiences and provide front-line visitor service.

Duties: Welcome visitors to the park and respond to their questions. Provide information about the General Store, including the collections items on display. Enter sales into the computer. Help stock shelves.

Qualifications: A smiling face and welcoming manner are the most important requirements. An ability to enter sales on a computer. An interest in history in general and park history in particular.

Training: Volunteer must attend the division orientation and required site training. Site staff will teach proper point-of-sale computer usage and provide Fairfax County Park Authority standard operating procedures for handling cash.

Availability: Prefer a one-year commitment. Volunteer is asked to commit one day a week from 10am to 4pm and may be asked to assist with special programs during the year.

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Antique Farm Equipment Mechanic

Goal: To repair and restore antique farm equipment at Frying Pan Park to be used in exhibits and demonstrations to help the public gain insight into their agricultural heritage.

Duties: Examine current condition of equipment, analyze areas in need of repair, and restore to working order. Equipment in need of repair includes: grain binder, cider mill, sorghum mill, and a hay tedder.

Qualifications: Volunteers should have previous experience repairing machines, especially farm equipment. Personal tools are preferred but not required.

Training: Park staff will be available to provide guidance and assistance. Volunteers may also attend the division wide orientation.

Time Commitment: Prefer a six-month commitment. Volunteer is asked to commit four hours a week. Weekdays are preferable, but weekend hours could also be arranged.

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Green Spring Gardens Park

Volunteer at Green Spring Gardens Green Spring Gardens has a dedicated core of volunteers that help out in virtually every facet of the site. By providing time, talent and creativity, volunteers help make Green Spring a place for education, contemplation and inspiration.

Volunteers at Green Spring Gardens can volunteer as much or as little as they are available. To be considered a full time volunteer by the Fairfax County Park Authority you must volunteer eight hours per month. For specific information on any of the volunteer opportunities listed below, please call the Volunteer Coordinator at 703-642-5173.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Children's Program Assistant

Goal: Children's Program Assistants help to educate and inspire children by presenting educational and nature programs.

Duties: Teach nature programs to children outdoors; Assist staff with program preparations, clean-up and development.

Qualifications: Strong interest in environmental education; Patience with children and the desire to communicate effectively; and experience with children is helpful.

Training: All training is provided on-site.

Availability: Weekday mornings & Saturdays

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Farmers Market Master and Assistant Master

Goal: Farmers Markets allow local vendors to provide fresh produce to urban communities. Market Masters act as ambassadors for the Farmers Market program and supervise daily operations of the market.

Duties: Manage and evaluate a Farmers Market held one day per week during a six month season. Supervise the timely set-up, opening, operation and closing of the market. Work to help customers and vendors during market hours.

Qualifications: Ability to work with paid staff in the planning and organization of the market, including: vendor selection, allocation of spaces, and other duties as necessary. Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse public. Ability to work independently without on-site supervision. Ability to tactfully enforce rules and regulations.

Training: All training is provided on-site.

Availability: Depending on site

Other: Please visit Farmers Markets, Fairfax County Park Authority for a complete listing.

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Gardener

Goal: Increase your knowledge of horticulture by working alongside our professional Horticulturalists. This position is a great way to appreciate nature and improve your knowledge.

Duties: Assists with all phases of gardening, including: propagation, transplanting, mulching, weeding, watering and harvesting.

Qualifications: No horticulture or gardening knowledge is necessary.

Training: All training is provided on-site

Availability: Tuesday-Thursday mornings

Other: If you have a specific area of interest (i.e. vegetables, native plants, propagation, etc.), please indicate your interest on the volunteer application.

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Historic House Host

Goal: The Historic House Host assists with tea programs and presentations, as well as interacting with visitors. This position is great for those who love horticulture, history and art. As an added bonus, Hosts get to experience educational programs that accompany each tea or tasting.

Duties: Interacting with the public; pouring tea; carrying dishes; and assisting with teas, tastings and presentations as needed.

Qualifications: Ability to communicate and interact with a diverse community; Ability to work independently; Can lift up to 30 lbs; and good customer service skills.

Training: All training is provided on-site.

Availability: Weekends (year-round) and Thursday afternoons (April-October)

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Volunteer-On-Duty

Goal: A Volunteer-on-Duty warmly greets the public and assists the front office staff with administrative duties. This position is a great way to get to know Green Spring Gardens, and to share your knowledge with the public.

Duties: Greeting the public; answering phone inquiries; assisting with class registration; ringing up retail sales; and assisting Green Spring Gardens' office staff as needed.

Qualifications: Ability to communicate and interact with a diverse community; pleasant phone manner; ability to multi-task; and good customer service skills.  

Training: All training is provided on-site.

Availability: Weekdays and Weekends (morning and afternoon shifts)

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Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Volunteer at Hidden Oaks Nature Center

This past year, over sixty volunteers contributed their time and talents at Hidden Oaks Nature Center toward maintaining trails, greeting visitors, caring for live animals, leading programs, providing program assistance, leading trail walks, gardening, writing, developing exhibits, much more to help Hidden Oaks fulfill its twofold mission of education and natural resource protection. Are you a teen? Half of our volunteers are teens who spend most of their time assisting with programs and animal care.

In addition to the satisfaction that comes from volunteering, our volunteers also enjoy special recognition events, field trips, and award programs. As an added benefit, all Hidden Oaks volunteers receive the quarterly newsletter, Heart of Oak, which reports volunteer activities, lists volunteer opportunities, and profiles a volunteer of the quarter.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Animal Care

Duties: Assist with the care and feeding of the dozen-plus live reptiles and amphibians.

Training: Extensive training provided. (Teen volunteers do not provide care for the copperhead.)

Availability: Time required is about one hour per week on a specified day of the week. A six month minimum commitment is required.

Other: Minimum age is 13 years.

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Program Leader/Assistant

Duties: Lead or assist with natural or cultural history programs. Some special event and project work available for individuals and groups.

Training: Training is provided.

Availability: Most programs are conducted weekday mornings. Scout programs are offered weekday afternoons and on some weekend afternoons. Prefer a 4-hour commitment per month for at least six months.

Other: Minimum age is 12 years.

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Volunteer on Duty

Duties: Greet visitors. Orient visitors to the exhibits, park, and programs. Register visitors for programs, answer phone, sell merchandise, and assist park staff as needed.

Training: Training is provided.

Availability: Prefer two 4-hour periods per month for at least six months.

Other: Minimum age is 14 years

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Gardening/Trail Maintenance

Duties: Assist with caring for the native wildflower garden, butterfly garden and plantings around the nature center. Maintenance and development of trails plus other natural resource protection projects needed for the 52 acre park. Some project work available for individuals or groups.

Training: Training is provided.

Availability: Prefer 3 to 6 hours per week for a minimum of six months.

Other: Minimum age is 16 years

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Hidden Pond Nature Center

Volunteer at Hidden Pond Nature CenterHidden Pond Nature Center is nestled in the busy suburb of Springfield, but visitors here soon forget about the bustle of suburban life. The serene pond and adjacent Pohick Stream Valley Park, with its beautiful Pohick Creek and hundreds of acres of forested floodplain, are sublime reminders of quieter times. In addition to wandering the trails and learning about the pond and stream, visitors enjoy a nature center with exhibits, live animals and many activities.

Current Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteer On Duty

Duties: Greets visitors; records number of visitors to the center; registers people for advertised programs; orients visitors to the park, including its natural and cultural features, facilities, rules and regulations, and programs; answers phone and takes messages when needed.

Qualifications: Ability to communicate and interact with people. Pleasant telephone manner. Comfortable working in a public setting where routine varies. Interest in the stewardship of the county's natural and cultural resources.

Availability: Weekends.

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Huntley Meadows Park

Volunteer at Huntley Meadows Park Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,425-acre wildlife sanctuary in southern Alexandria, includes mature forest, meadows, and a large freshwater wetland. It is one of the most popular birding spots in Northern Virginia. A one-half mile boardwalk winds through a wetland abounding with lizard's tail, cardinal flower and rose mallow. Beavers are often seen as evening approaches. An observation tower allows a commanding view of the wetland and its abundant wildlife.

Current Volunteer Opportunities
Please Note: Sites prefer a one year time committment.

Program Leader

Duties: Leads both indoor and outdoor children's programs offered at the park or in the community. Assists with program planning and development which may include producing visual aids, using AV equipment and room set-up. Assists with other programs or park activities.

Qualifications: Strong interest in nature or history and the stewardship of the county's natural and cultural resources. Patience with young children and the desire to communicate effectively with children is essential. Experience in providing leadership for groups is helpful.

Availability: Weekdays for school programs; weekends/occasional evening for family programs.

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Historic Docent

Duties: Welcomes visitors upon arrival at Historic Huntley or Huntley Meadows Park. Provides an interpretive history of the house, outbuildings, grounds, the park, and surrounding area. Also provides information on the park’s basic operations, including facilities, programs, and rules. Registers people for advertised programs or refers reservation requests to appropriate staff. Hands out written material. Answers phone and takes messages when needed. Answers visitors’ questions or directs them to the appropriate resource. Assists with projects as needed.

Qualifications: Ability to communicate and interact with people of all ages and cultures. Background or interest in history of Fairfax County, cultural history, architectural history, environmental history, or archaeology. Ability to work independently. Good customer service skills. Comfortable working in a public setting where routine varies.

Availability: Upon completion of the training, the volunteer will be asked to work at least one 3 or 3 ½-hour shift per month every Saturday from March through November. Volunteers will also be asked to help with other programs and special events throughout the entire year.

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Volunteer On Duty

Duties: Greets visitors; records number of visitors to the center; registers people for advertised programs; orients visitors to the park, including its natural and cultural features, facilities, rules and regulations, and programs; answers phone and takes messages when needed.

Qualifications: Ability to communicate and interact with people. Pleasant telephone manner. Comfortable working in a public setting where routine varies. Interest in the stewardship of the county's natural and cultural resources.

Availability: Weekends.

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Natural Resource Management and Protection

Volunteer with Natural Resource Management and Protection

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Habitat Restoration

Restoring our park natural areas to health and diversity is a great way to contribute to Fairfax County Parks. Check out the Invasive Management Area Program for sites where we are removing invasive plants.

Spring and fall are the best times to plant the forests of tomorrow. We partner with the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services to restore buffer along streams, and many local non-profit organizations plant trees both on parkland and in neighborhoods.

Our Nature Centers are looking for volunteers to maintain and interpret the habitats around the buildings.


Stream Monitoring

Interested in a citizen science opportunity? The Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District trains volunteers to become certified stream monitors.

Riverbend Park monitors Clark's Branch and Scott's Run in the northeastern portion of the county.


Inventories and Monitoring

Do you have a field of expertise? Can you lend a hand to adaptive management programs? - Send us an email. Certain sites have opportunities available throughout the year to inventory and monitor natural resources like beaver, native plants and dragonflies.


Watershed Cleanups

Need service hours for a school project? Are you unable to commit to a long-term volunteer opportunity? The Park Authority supports two watershed cleanups every year, and you can earn hours by participating in a stream cleanup at any time. Contact the Park Operations Division at 703-324-8594 to learn how.


Riverbend Park

Volunteer at Riverbend Park Riverbend Park contains 409 acres of hardwood forest and meadows on the banks of the scenic Potomac River in the northern section of Fairfax County. Over two miles of river frontage offer glimpses of waterfowl, songbirds and abundant spring wildflowers. Bald eagles, bluebirds and yellow-throated warblers may all be seen. Exhibits at the Riverbend Visitor Center orient visitors to the park, with displays about the local plant life, animals, geology and Indian history found in and along the Potomac River. Boat launch and picnic areas are also offered.

In addition to the satisfaction that comes from volunteering, our volunteers also enjoy special events, field trips, and award programs. As an added benefit, all Riverbend Park volunteers receive the quarterly newsletter, Riverbend Naturalist. Are you a teen? Many of our volunteers are teens who spend their time assisting with programs, projects and animal care. Get Involved! Volunteers are recruited and trained year round.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Animal Care

Duties: Assist with the care and feeding of the dozen-plus live reptiles and amphibians. Teen volunteers do not provide care for the copperhead.

Training: Extensive training provided.

Availability: About one hour per week on a specified day of the week. A six month minimum commitment is required.

Minimum Age: 14 years old.

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Program Leader/Assistant

Duties: Lead or assist with natural or cultural history programs.

Training: Training is provided.

Availability: Most programs are conducted weekdays. Scout programs are offered weekday afternoons and on some weekends. Prefer a 4-hour commitment per month for at least six months. Some special event and project work available.

Minimum Age:
Leader - 18 years old.
Assistant - 12 years old.

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Volunteer on Duty
Duties: Greet visitors. Orient visitors to the exhibits, park, and programs. Register visitors for programs, answer phone, sell merchandise, and assist park staff as needed.

Training: Training is provided.

Availability: Prefer two four-hour periods per month for at least six months.

Minimum Age: 18 years old.

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Roving Naturalist
Duties: Provide natural history interpretation to park visitors near picnic area. Assist visitors with wildlife observation. Conducts short talks and presentations on natural and cultural history. Answer public's questions about the park.

Training: Training is provided.

Availability: Prefer three hours per week for a minimum of six months.

Minimum Age: 18 years old.

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Gardening/Plant Propagation
Duties: Assist with caring for the gardens, plantings, and potted plants around the visitor center and nature center. Assist with weekend planting projects.

Training: Training is provided.

Availability: Prefer three hours per week for a minimum of six months.

Minimum Age: 16 years old.

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Trail Maintenance / Monitoring
Duties: Assist with maintenance of trails plus other natural resource protection projects. Monitor trails.

Training: Training is provided.

Availability: Prefer three- six hours per week for a minimum of six months. Some project work available for individuals or groups.

Minimum Age: 16 years old.

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Sully Historic Site

Vounteer at Sully Historic Site

An oasis of the past, located in Chantilly off Route 28, Sully Historic Site reflects the history of Fairfax County. Sully is the late 18th home of Richard Bland Lee, northern Virginia’s first congressman and uncle of Robert E. Lee. The farm contains the Federal style main house, built in 1794, four original outbuildings, a representative slave quarter, and gardens. Guided hourly tours highlight the early 19th century life of Richard Bland Lee and his family, as well as tenant farmers and enslaved African Americans. Sully also offers a variety of special programs and field trips that reflect the history and life in Fairfax County from the 18th century throughout the 20th century.

Sully has a dedicated core of volunteers that help in all area and activities of the site. For detailed information on any of the volunteer opportunities listed below, please call the Volunteer Coordinator at 703-437-1794.

Current Volunteer Opportunities


Resource Management Volunteer Application

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Volunteer Coordinators

Colvin Run Mill Kathryn Blackwell 703-759-2771 Email
Cultural Resource Management and Protection (Archaeology) Aimee Wells 703-534-3881 ext. 407 Email
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park Kiersten Conley 703-631-0013 Email
Frying Pan Farm Park Sherry Bizette 703-437-5318 Email
Green Spring Gardens Ralph Weitz 703-642-5173 Email
Hidden Oaks Nature Center Janis Jeffers 703-941-1065 Email
Hidden Pond Nature Center Mike Mccaffrey 703-451-9588 Email
Huntley Meadows Park Kathleen Lowe 703-768-2525 Email
Natural Resource Management and Protection Erin Stockschlaeder 703-324-8586 Email
Riverbend Park John Callow 703-759-9018 Email
Sully Historic Site Paige Gibbons 703-437-1794 Email


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