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Spring Hill RECenter Volunteer

Volunteers Sharing Health & Fitness

Volunteer Manager
Shawna Levins
Spring Hill RECenter
1239 Spring Hill Road
McLean, VA 22102


The Presidents Volunteer Service AwardOur volunteer program is an award-winner on the local, national and global level. Spring Hill was the first RECenter to partner with the Jane Goodall Institute's internationally acclaimed Roots & Shoots Jr. Volunteer Program. Our Roots & Shoots was selected as Volunteer Fairfax's 2008 Youth Volunteer Group of the Year and was awarded the Park Authority's Elly Doyle Park Service Award for Student Recognition. Spring Hill is also the first Park Authority RECenter to be declared an Official Certifying Organization for the President's Volunteer Service Award. In addition, Spring Hill's Volunteer program has received recognition from USA Today's Weekend Magazine's National Make A Difference Day, Jane Goodall Institute, National Environmental Education Foundation, Character Counts! and DC Greenfest. If you are looking for the chance to make a difference, please consider joining our award-winning team.

Volunteer Application Check for current volunteer opportunities


Marie Duval, French volunteer from Au Pair in America.

Marie is absolutely without a doubt the grrrreatest kid on the planet! She has truly been a great all around volunteer and a stellar representation of how valuable our Au Pair Volunteers are to Spring Hill's Operations. She is a brilliant kid, fluent in English with her Master's degree in International affairs.

Marie's year stay here is up and she is leaving to go home. She wanted to go to an American baseball game before she left and being the die-hard Yankees fan that I am, I took her to a Yankees game on Tuesday and we had the best time as the photo reflects from outside where we ate dinner in Little Italy.

Marie will be SoOoOoO missed; I can't begin to tell you how our staff will miss her weekly presence at Spring Hill. She does it all...from helping to keeping all the machines in the Fitness Room clean, to sanitizing all the equipment in the Dance Studio & Wellness Studio, organizing the lost & found, cleaning out all the lockers in the ladies locker room, collecting the quarters each week from the Ladies Room lockers, transformed the pool deck stainless steel by working to remove the normal rust and mineral deposits that build up over time, helping with so many aspects of landscaping around the grounds and beyond.

Marie is a genuine Rock Star Volunteer and we feel so incredibly blessed to have this wonderful partnership with our Au Pair agencies that refer their incredible staff to volunteer at our RECenter.

Marie has been the total package that showcases how volunteers truly Power our Parks.

Marie Duval and Shawna Levins

Dannia Godinez Hernandez


Dannia Godinez Hernandez
Spring Hill RECenter's
2016 Outstanding Volunteer
of the Year

Having earned her Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Mexico's largest university, (Universidad de Valle Del Mexico - UVM) Dannia's Park Authority volunteer service personifies her Alma Mater's Motto, "Forever responsible for what has been cultivated." Dannia has been a stellar example of a volunteer thinking less about what they can get from the volunteer experience and more about what they can contribute.

Fortunately for Spring Hill, Dannia has no off switch. Anytime she sees something that needs to be done around the RECenter, she automatically pitches in to help.
When dynamic and versatile volunteers like Dannia collaborate and work together, friendships form, fun is present, it feels like family and it's magical.

Dannia's responsible nature, leadership, creativity, initiative, teamwork and hard work ethic have been paramount to another successful season for Spring Hill's volunteer program. Dannia's core values are truly impressive to witness in a young person.

Dannia's contributions as a volunteer to Spring Hill RECenter have been monumental. During her year in America, Dannia has learned the awesome power of sincere and selfless contribution. In true Superhero fashion, Dannia's indomitable spirit, positive energy and glorious smile are awe inspiring and leave a lasting impression upon all that cross her path. Without a doubt, Dannia is one of the greatest, young, adults on the planet. Spring Hill RECenter is proud to call Dannia Godinez Hernandez our Outstanding Volunteer of the Year!

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