Playing forward would not be possible without the support of our amazing volunteers.
AND if you volunteer you will receive a free t-shirt + cool PLAYFWD℠ Village Festivities access.
All schools must and are required to provide 5 volunteers to help along the course.
Volunteer shifts open 4 weeks prior to each event. Schools must register all volunteers in advance.
We do love it if you bring more volunteers too.
Be at least 14 years old.
Be physically able to perform their assigned duties; walking, talking, lifting, playing, laughing, etc.
Commit to their entire assigned shift at assigned location with potty breaks of course.
Be able to have a good time and enjoy themselves.
Pay for Volunteers
Having trouble recruiting volunteers? Want to make a difference in your community? Now you can take care of both. As an alternative to recruiting your own volunteers, schools may pay $100 to have a volunteer recruited for them. And they will donate the money directly to PLAYFWD® fundraising pool for developing schools.
John F. Kennedy said “Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country” ... in this case, ask for what you can do for world friendship.
There is no other experience quite like volunteering. When we volunteer we give back and enrich the lives of others. Volunteering just means that you give back in some meaningful way. It doesn't matter how big or small the effort, just as long as it comes from the will to do good in the community.
Why do we volunteer?
• Because people need help.
• Because pitching in will beneﬁt others too.
• Because the act of volunteering opens our eyes and awareness for others.
• Because all people have and deserve to understand the importance of empathy and compassion for others.
• Because it makes us feel good.
• For the good of our community and beyond.
When you help raise funds and volunteer at an event to create a recreational program, you are helping a child to stay off of the streets, in school, and away from crime. You are building endless positive opportunities for someone else. Your short-term help has long-term consequences and enriches the lives of others. In turn you have the possibility to change someones life and positively impact their future. So ask yourself, why should I expect someone else to help me if I am not willing to help the people around me that need help?