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Volunteer Reston is a network of community members who come together to complete various projects to improve our surroundings and bring the Reston community together. Our mission is to enhance Reston Association’s services and programs by matching the varied talents of individuals and groups of all ages, interests and skills to a variety of engaging projects and endeavors.
Volunteers play a critical role in helping Reston grow. Whether you are hoping to meet new people, spend time with friends, learn new skills, make a positive impact in your community or complete school service hours, Volunteer Reston has something for everyone. Regardless of the motive, Reston Association volunteers all have one thing in common — they are all helping to make Reston a better place to live, work and play. RA volunteers have a variety of ages, skill levels and personalities. Volunteers include senior citizens, corporate teams, faith-based groups, families, college students, retirees, scouts and youth.
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Following our accounts is a convenient way to stay up-to-date on volunteer opportunities in the Reston community. Get the latest updates about our events, share your experiences and photos with us, and see what all of our incredible volunteers are up to.
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There are several ways to get involved. Some events happen frequently, whereas others happen on an annual or even one-time basis. Our recreational, environmental and administrative projects enable volunteers to meet other locals and learn more about Reston’s growing community.
MAKE A POSITIVE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT Reston is often praised for its trails, lakes and landscape. To preserve Reston’s natural beauty, regular maintenance is essential. Consider supporting habitat restoration, watershed cleanups and other workday projects by signing up for an upcoming opportunity. Opportunities include Habitat Heroes, stream monitoring, watershed cleanups, Walker Nature Center assistance and other workdays. To get involved, complete a
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one-time Volunteer Application found online at www.reston. org, and contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest.
JOIN THE COMMUNITY
Reston Association frequently hosts community events throughout the year. These events allow Reston locals to meet, network, share stories and work together with camaraderie and stewardship. Events include the Multicultural Festival, Halloween House & Trick-orTreat Trail, Community Yard Sale and Spring Festival.
To learn more about upcoming opportunities, complete a onetime Volunteer Application found online at www.reston. org, and contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at email@example.com with your interest.
NEED SERVICE HOURS FOR SCHOOL?
Many students in Reston and the surrounding area are required to perform a specific number of community service hours for school. Volunteer Reston is a great way to fulfill these hours. Students may be able to finish their service hours by handling shifts at special events, monthly service projects and workday cleanups. We want all our volunteers to enjoy their time participating at such events. Not only will volunteers be prepped and trained for each opportunity, but they will also be able to grow individually and make a significant impact. We cannot guarantee that all service hours can be completed at one event, but we welcome student participation regardless. Each event has a limited number of spots available and can reach capacity. Please be mindful of upcoming dates/times, and sign up in advance to secure a spot. To have your hours approved by Volunteer Reston, you must have a volunteer record on file in Volgistics. (refer to “VOLUNTEER INFO PORTAL (VOL/VICNET)”, page 93) All opportunities are found in Volgistics/VicNet, x2VOL and the RA website at www.reston.org. We also frequently update our pages on VolunteerMatch, Volunteer Fairfax, Idealist and Mason Gives Back. Contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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