General Information

  • Volunteer Opportunities / Responsibilities: Playworks DC is committed to providing you with a unique and individualized volunteer opportunity. We are always looking to connect with people in the community who want to get involved and become a part of the movement for play.

    "The Player"—Recess Program Support
    Opportunities available Monday through Friday generally between 11:00am-1:00pm
    Commitment: We ask for a minimum of 2 hours per visit for at least 4 weeks.

    "The Closer"—After School Program Support
    Opportunities available Monday through Thursday, generally between 3:00-5:00pm
    Commitment: Negotiable, but we ask for a commitment of at least 2 days a week (4-10 hours/week) for a period of 4 weeks or more.

    "The Manager”—Developmental Sports League Support
    Opportunities available between January and March (girls basketball) and/or March and May (co-ed volleyball). Practices are usually after school on Friday, and games are played after-school Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
    Commitment: Referees— 1-3 afternoons/week for approximately 2 hours each; assistant coach— 2-3 afternoons/week for approximately 2 hours each.

    "The Pinch Hitter"—Additional Program Support
    Opportunities available throughout the school year to support individual program components, special events (such as our weekend sports league jamborees or our corporate kickball tournament), or general program support.
    Commitment: Flexible and/or on call

    Lunch Recess Support:
    Be a recess rockstar! Get in the game with one of our amazing Program Coordinators to help create a safe, inclusive and fun environment for DC students. Lunch recess usually falls between 11am-1pm Monday through Friday.

    Office Support:
    It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes a lot of behind-the-scenes work for a nonprofit to function well! We frequently have projects for office volunteers to work on, ranging from clerical work to event prep.


  • Types of Volunteers Needed: individual/adult; adult groups of less than 5; individual/high school; families with children; adult groups of 6 or more, including corporate teams; adult groups of 6 or more, including corporate teams
  • Hours Needed: business hours during the week; evenings during the week; daytime on the weekend