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Expand Playtime Experiences for Homeless Children


Our mission is to cultivate resilience in children experiencing family homelessness by providing and expanding access to transformative play experiences.

PLAY RANGER VOLUNTEERS
Description:

  • We need weekly playroom volunteers to support children’s play programming for children experiencing homelessness!
  • Programs serve children ages 6 months – 18 years old
  • All opportunities are Monday – Thursday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm, at various family homeless shelters around DC (see list of locations at playtimeproject.org/locations)
  • Through application and placement process, volunteers are placed at one consistent location, age group, and day of the week

 Requirements

  • Volunteers commit to serve at an evening program once a week for a minimum of 6 months
  • Must be ages 18 years old and above 
  • Previous experience working with youth and/or vulnerable populations strongly preferred
  • Prospective volunteers must attend a training and complete a short application and screening process


ADOPT A PLAYROOM GROUP VOLUNTEERS

Description:

  • Help us maintain safe playrooms by cleaning and organizing our program spaces and sanitizing toys! 
  • This opportunity involves some flexibility in scheduling a date, and the possibility of completing the cleaning on a weekend day
  • Project lasts 2-3 hours. 

Requirements:

  • Group of about 5-15 volunteers
  • Volunteers need to be ages 12 and up (youth with chaperone)

VOLUNTEERS IN MOTION
Description:

  • We need volunteers with cars who can commit once a month to move donations from our office to our program locations. 
  • Interested volunteers will serve on an on-call basis, with the exact dates/times of pick-up and drop-off flexible depending on volunteer availability and amount of donations. 
  • Volunteers in Motion will join an email list to receive notifications about needs and will sign up for about one shift per month. 

Requirements:

  • Driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Complete background check and sign waiver

Contact: Deborah Sherman, Volunteer Coordinator / 202.329.4481 / deborah@playtimeproject.org

Website: playtime project.org