Special Volunteer Events

Special Events

Reston’s Arbor Day

Date: March 24, 9:30-Noon
Location: Several sites in Reston
To volunteer go to: http://bit.ly/2017ArborDay
Children 6 – 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Perfect for small to mid-sixe corporate groups, scout groups and students.

Reston is a Tree City USA as certified by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Join us as we:
- Help plant an Arbor Day tree, plus a variety of native shrubs, ferns and wildflowers.
- Learn about Reston’s trees and shrubs as well as proper tree and shrub planting and care.
- Show our appreciation for trees.

A special Arbor Day presentation and flag raising ceremony will take place at 11:45 followed by a free pizza lunch for volunteers. Special guests will include Jim McGlone of the Virginia Department of Forestry.

Nature House 5K

Date: Saturday, April 8
Location: Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston, VA
Volunteers must be at least 14
Volunteer Hours: 7:30-9:30 a.m.
To volunteer go to: http://bit.ly/2017NatureHouse5K

The Walker Nature Education Center needs volunteers to help with the Nature House 5K. We need at least 15 race marshals to be positioned along the trail/pathway. Volunteers direct runners and walkers through the course, assist runners, and shout encouragement.
There will be a mandatory volunteer orientation for race marshals on April 7 from 6-7 p.m. at the Walker Nature Center.

29th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup

Coordinated by the Alice Ferguson Foundation and Reston Association
All ages are invited
Saturday, April 8
9 a.m.-Noon (rain or shine)
To register: http://bit.ly/2017PWC
Free pizza lunch at Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods at noon.

Join thousands of volunteers in a multi-state effort as we do our part in cleaning up the Potomac Watershed. Reston Association is hosting several sites along Snakeden Branch and Colvin Run, two tributaries to the Potomac River. Come learn about our watersheds and see what  interesting artifacts end up in our streams.

Reston Sites:
Snakeden Branch Upper- meet at Hunters Woods Village Center
Snakeden Branch Middle- meet at Soapstone Drive
Colvin Run- meet at Tall Oaks Pool
Hidden Creek- meet at Unitarian Universalist Church off Wiehle Ave.


Senior Movie Day

The Reston Association, in cooperation with Reston Town Center Bow Tie Cinemas, presents, "Meet Me at the Movies" event for adults 55 years and older. Volunteers are needed to help implement this great community event. Volunteers are asked to arrive by 8:45 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month to Reston Town Center’s Bow-Tie Cinemas to assist with serving refreshments prior to the movie. If interested in helping out occasionally, please contact Ashleigh@reston.org or call 703-435-6577.

July 4th Celebration

Celebrate the fourth of July with a splash! Assist RA staff with music, pool games, and refreshments in a pre-firework free event for area residents. Teens and adults.


Teddy Bear Picnic

Volunteers will help set-up, decorate, run games and activities, serve refreshments and more at this special morning for children and their favorite teddy bear.

Family Dive-In Movies

Relax and enjoy a free poolside movie while assisting with popcorn and drinks at one of Reston outdoors pools in the summer. Adults.