Volunteers and Support Groups

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Volunteer efforts assist the Parks and Recreation Department in achieving its mission of enhancing the quality of life for all people in the county. Whether you have two hours a week or two hours a year, you can make a difference and have fun too!

Contributions of time, energy and experience make it possible for people of all ages to have an enjoyable recreation experience.  With almost 1000 maintained acres, including parks, recreation centers, trails, lakes and historic sites the opportunities to volunteer can be as varied as the facilities.  These opportunities can include:

  • Special Events Coordination and Events Planning
  • Park Maintenance/Landscaping
  • Historical Research/Re-enactments
  • Computer Consulting
  • Graphics
  • Marketing/Fundraising
  • Entertainment
  • Bike and Road Race/Senior Olympics Assistance

Parks & Recreation has partnered with PATH Volunteer Hub to promote some of the volunteer opportunities that are available for the department.  Please visit www.letsvolunteer.org for listings of some of our opportunities or contact 540-422-8550.


Volunteers under age 18 require adult supervision. Volunteers who are 18 and older are required to complete a volunteer application and background check. (See information below.)

How to Apply
To become a volunteer member of the Fauquier County Parks and Recreation team, please complete the Volunteer Application Form, print it out and return it to any Fauquier County Recreation park or community center office or mail to:

Fauquier County Parks & Recreation
320 Hospital Drive, Suite 6
Warrenton, VA 20186

All volunteers 18 and older must undergo a full background check every two years and must immediately report, in writing, any criminal charges or convictions that occur within the two year period. The cost of the background check will be borne by the Department and will remain confidential. Click here to complete Background Check.

Applicants who are qualified as a result of their background check will receive a "Welcome" packet within seven (7) days.

Mandated Reporter Information: https://dss.virginia.gov/abuse/mr.cgi

Fauquier County Parks & Recreation requires any individual 18 years or older who will be working with children to be aware of the responsibilities of the Code of Virginia 63.2-1509 requirements. Prior to volunteering, volunteers agree to complete the on-line training noted below:

              CWSE5691: Recognizing, Responding, Reporting for Educators V3

Affiliated Support Groups

Friends of Monroe Park

Purpose:   Provide fundraising and support for Monroe Park operations and programs
Membership: Approx. 20
Meetings: As needed. The next Friends of Monroe Park meeting date is TBD.
Contact: Staff liaison, Todd Bonshire, 540-752-5330 

Fauquier Trails Coalition

Purpose: Support trail development throughout Fauquier County.
Membership: Open to the public
Meetings: 2nd Thursday of each month, at the Warrenton Community Center
Contact: Bob Moore 540-878-8751