For Momentum is excited to bring you a guest blog on engaging your employees through corporate volunteering by our friends at Playworks. Playworks, the leading national nonprofit leveraging the power of play to bring out the best in every kid, increases their impact with the help of passionate corporate volunteers. Throughout its 23 U.S. regions, Playworks provides opportunities for corporations to deepen their community engagement. Whether beautifying a school playground or planting a new public garden, Playworks corporate volunteers help build healthier, happier communities. Jump into a day in the life of a Playworks corporate volunteer. Find out how each volunteer helps create an inclusive, safe playground where kids can learn and grow.
There’s no better way to bring an office team together than through volunteering. Playworks corporate volunteers learn to work together better while completing a project that makes a direct impact in their community.
Appreciative claps are a big part of Playworks’ culture. Whether stomping, snapping, or dancing, Playworks finds new ways to appreciate all partners in play with silly claps that bring on big smiles.
Sweeping the playground, this Playworks corporate volunteer is helping beautify her local elementary school for the upcoming year. School beautifications are just one way that Playworks helps community members get involved and give back.
Creating an inclusive playground where every kid feels valued is core to Playworks’ programs. Visual cues on the blacktop, like this heart, remind kids to respect their peers year round.
This volunteer is mending a stool to reduce playground injuries. Ensuring equipment is secure and up-to-date is an important part of creating a safe, healthy recess.
One sign of a healthy playground: when kids initiate their own games. Painting or drawing game markers like hopscotch prompts kids to continue to imagine new ways to play across the blacktop.
While Playworks encourages play-time over screen-time, finding ways to connect and motivate students to play is a part of the fun. Volunteers decided a big emoji was the perfect, playful visual for these elementary students.
A safe playground requires clear boundaries. Having markers separating one game from another reduces accidents at recess and encourages different forms of play.
Playworks believes that play brings out the best in everyone—especially its volunteers. Jumping, laughter, and cheers are all a part of the Playworks volunteering experience.
Playworks is the leading national nonprofit leveraging the power of play to transform children’s social and emotional health. In the 2017-2018 school year, Playworks will ensure 1 million kids at 2,000 schools in 23 U.S. cities experience safe and healthy play every day.
Want to know more about creating an employee engagement program? Contact For Momentum to learn how to incorporate volunteering into your overall CSR strategy.