Corporate Day of Service

Corporate Day of Service

Corporate Volunteer Program – Team Building with a Difference

Reston Association's Corporate Volunteer Program offers expertise in community service to corporations and businesses by creating customized, hands-on group volunteer projects that complement team building, leadership development, and philanthropy initiatives. Through this program, RA staff will develop and coordinate all aspects of your company’s community service volunteer project.

Who We Are
Reston Association is one the largest community association in the U.S. RA serves over 60,000 residents in Reston. Even though we’re not a “town” per se, we provide services and programs similar to a town or city government. We own and maintain over 1,300 acres of parkland, 15 outdoor pools and 48 tennis courts, a 72-acre Nature Center, 55 miles of pathways and four man-made lakes.

Your projects will go through the Friends of Reston. The Friends of Reston was established in 1999 to support the Reston Association in bringing valuable projects to the community. With over 1,300 acres of open space and so many great ideas for improvements and new initiatives, the association alone does not have the financial or human resources to make them all happen in a given budget year. Having the 501(c)3 Friends group allows the association to tap into other resources to bring great community projects to fruition on our land, at our facilities and within our programs.

Why Partner With Us?
The Corporate Volunteer Program projects are designed to be enjoyable, fulfilling and to give a sense of ownership in the Reston community. We have individual or group, one-time or ongoing opportunities. Whatever your industry or size, RA can help your company meet its philanthropic, marketing and team building goals. Companies partner with RA because it's good business – your volunteers and financial support strengthen the Reston community.

To get started, complete the Volunteer Application (link on the top right side of this page). RA's Volunteer Supervisor will work with you to design a volunteer experience that will have a major impact on those you serve while also making sure we stay aligned with your corporate philanthropic mission.

Unlimited Opportunities

Here are some volunteer opportunities to select from. Should you have something specific in mind, we would love to hear your ideas.

Individual Activities – Serve on our boards or committees. Our advisory committees are where you can really immerse yourself in a cause or area that suits you. Advisory committees are comprised of RA members who provide advice on association matters and perform such duties as may be requested by the Board of Directors. Advisory committees exist for a term of one year from the annual or initial meeting of the Board of Directors and may be renewed at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Click here to read more about RA's committees.

Special Project Donations – Some projects involve the opportunity to donate funds towards the purchase of plants and supplies that we would otherwise not have the money to buy.

Habitat Heroes Projects – Every fourth Saturday of each month from March-November or a half or all-day event during the week. Opportunities for up to 50 volunteers to clear invasive exotic species and increase biodiversity in Reston’s natural areas.

Annual Events – Companies can sponsor and engage employees in our one-day special events such as MLK Day of Service (January), Spring Festival (April), Reston Multicultural Festival (September) and the Halloween House & Trick or Treat Trail to benefit the Nature House (October).

Adopt-a-Recycling Bin – Help Reston increase recycling in the community. Attractive recycling bins are needed at Reston’s tennis courts. Select the court of your choice Reston Association will manage the recyclables. Donation amount: $475, the cost includes an engraved plaque.

Some of the corporate service projects organized by RA

Reston Association has built long-lasting relationships with various community partners. Below are some of our corporate volunteers who participated in volunteer projects with RA.

Deloitte Impact Day (June 10, 2016)
Imagine over 20,000 people around the U.S. dropping everything on the same day to engage with local nonprofits and make an impact that matters to the communities in which they live, work, play and get involved. Reston was the benefactor of Deloitte Impact Day, a nationwide effort to support nonprofits with a work day. Deloitte provided 85 volunteers, paint, paint supplies, plants and much more to beautify and restore Browns Chapel Park. It now looks clean and inviting to residents and campers. We are grateful to Deloitte for selecting us year after year as a recipient. (View photos on Facebook)

CA Technologies (April 15, 2016)
CA Technologies employees participated in RA’s Garlic Mustard Challenge at Buttermilk Creek Trail and helped remove this invasive plant from our habitat.

Merritt Group  (April 22, 2016)
Thank you Merritt Group for participating in our Earth Day project at the Walker Nature Center by helping to plant native species in the area.

Leidos (April 22, 2016)

Thank you Leidos for participating in our Earth Day project at the Walker Nature Center by helping to plant native species in the area.

Bechtel
Bechtel employees participated in a Community Cleanup at Bordeaux Recreation Area, thank you for your service to the Reston community.

TCG (April 16, 2016)
TCG employees came out to participate in the 28th Annual Potomac River Watershed Clean Up – it was a successful Saturday as Reston community members helped to restore our natural areas.

2015 Reston Association Community Partners of the Year

Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. (WSSI), Northern Virginia Chapter of Trout Unlimited (NVATU) and Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) - Kids' Trout Fishing Day Partners.

Reston Association’s community partners share our passion for volunteering and having a positive impact on our community. We are honored to have so many valuable partners who help us achieve our mission and support the community. RA is pleased to award Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. (WSSI), Northern Virginia Chapter of Trout Unlimited (NVATU), and Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) as our Community Partners of the Year. Together they have served the Reston community alongside RA for 6 years to bring trout fishing to Reston, while each playing a significant role in making the Kids' Trout Fishing Day possible. After RA’s stream restoration project was completed, the Reston Kids' Trout Fishing Day was founded to bring parents and their children to the stream as a way to connect with the watershed in which they live. RA’s relationship with WSSI, NVATU, and DGIF has strengthened as the event has continuously gained momentum each year by attracting over 300 children to experience fishing in their neighborhood stream and encouraging them to get outdoors.

DGIF kindly donates coloring books, fishing tattoos, and other goody bag items and allows RA to borrow 50 rods and reels, in addition to also instructing children how to use them. WSSI, NVATU and DGIF help stock the fish the day before the event and bring volunteers to help out as well. WSSI generously purchases the 400+ fish, a donation of almost $1000 each year, which stock the Snakeden Branch stream, as well as help to supply items for the goody bags. In addition to their generosity, they also support the event with volunteers who assist with taking registrations, stuffing goody bags, helping kids fish, and even cleaning the trout. RA is honored to award Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., the Northern Virginia Chapter of Trout Unlimited, and Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries as our Community Partners of the Year. Thank you for your continuous commitment, dedication, and support of the Reston community’s mission year after year.