Volunteer in the Parks

703-324-8665 TTY 711
12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035
Allison Rankin
Volunteer Program Coordinator

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Group Volunteer Opportunity

Scouts working on a cleanup projectThank you for your group’s interest in volunteering with Fairfax County Park Authority.  We have welcomed volunteer groups in many of our parks all across the county and would be happy to work with you to find a project that fits your group’s interests and location. Please know that most of our group projects are located outdoors, in our parks or on the grounds of our facilities (RECenters, Nature Centers and Historic Sites).

You can view a listing of current group volunteer opportunities in our system by visiting Volunteer in the Parks

Scouts looking for potential projects can click here to find more information about working with the Park Authority. 

For us to best match a project to your group, please send an email to FCPAVolunteers@fairfaxcounty.gov. Include as much of the following information as possible so we can quickly connect you with an appropriate staff person:

  • Your group’s lead contact person – name and email and/or phone
  • Approximate number of volunteers in your group
  • Location/proximity of where you’d like to volunteer
  • Date preference and length of time
  • Age of volunteers in group – youth vs. adults
  • Type of project your group might be interested in
  • Is your group able to provide any supplies such as gloves and gardening tools or should FCPA provide?
  • Any particular skillsets your group might have
  • Are you seeking one-time event or is your group interested in establishing an on-going opportunity
  • If you are a corporate group, do you have a budget for your volunteer event/work day?

For planning purposes, we ask for 2-4 weeks advance notice, but we can sometimes accommodate groups on a shorter timeframe, depending on schedules and specific projects.

Spring and Fall are VERY busy seasons for volunteer group requests.  Please allow extra time for scheduling events during the spring and fall seasons. We will not be able to accommodate groups on short timelines during that time of year. We appreciate all of the support from our volunteering groups and thank you for your interest in supporting the parks!

Scouts working on a cleanup project


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