Playworks Education Energized
Address: 2605 E. 25th St. Ste. 317
Indianapolis, IN 46218
Name: Sarah Gerke
Phone: (317) 602-2059
Website address: www.playworks.org
Mission: We believe in the power of play
to bring out the best in every kid.
Role: Assist the Playworks Program Coordinator (Coach) at an
elementary school in creating a safe and inclusive playground and
be a significant presence by organizing and playing games with 20+
students. Focus students' attention on having fun, not on
winning/losing. Encourage safe, healthy play and positive conflict
resolution through role modeling and active participation.
Key Skills: Must love to play, lead activities with kids and
have the ability to model positive behavior. Actively engage
students in teamwork, sportsmanship and physical activity.
Demonstrate ability to build rapport, trust and respect with
Available days/times: M-F between the hours of 10am and 2pm
Ideal Commitment: 12-36 hours per school year. Weekly,
bi-monthly and monthly schedules can be arranged based on your
League Ref (4-8 openings/year) (Girls Basketball, Co-Ed
*Leagues are developmental in nature, not competitive.*
Duties: Referee league games, with focus on teaching players the
basic game skills and teamwork. Communicate with coaches and league
manager to ensure games run smoothly and that league rules--respect
the game, play hard, have fun--are being followed by coaches,
volunteers, players, and spectators.
Key Skills: Understand game rules and core skills required.
Experience refereeing games and or coaching helpful. Ability to
adapt games to include players of all ability levels and provide a
safe environment for all players. Calm demeanor and willingness to
help players grow and develop as athletes and students.
Available Day/Hour: Basketball (Jan - Feb. Wednesdays 4:30-6:00
PM or Saturday 10:00-11:30 AM) Volleyball (March. Dates and Time
Varies based on sport and league assignment
Ideal Commitment: 2 hours per week for 6 weeks plus one weekend
day for the end of league extravaganza. **League Ref positions can
be shared between two people*
Free Agent (Program Support)
Weekday or Weeknight Opportunity
Duties: Participate in various kid-focused projects, i.e. Junior
Coach Leadership conferences, League cheer squads, game jamborees,
and playground rehab projects. These are short-term commitments
with big impact.
Key Skills: Willingness to jump in and join the fun. Ideal Free
Agents are enthusiastic supporters of Playworks who can bring a
variety of skills to the table and who are team players willing to
cheer loudly, work hard and provide a burst of energy and effort.
Additional skills vary by project
Available days/times: Vary by project
Ideal Commitment: On-call availability for one school year
Administrative Support Opportunities
These opportunities connect volunteers with the administrative
side of Playworks. By lending your expertise in the areas of fund
development, marketing/communications and community engagement, we
can continue to grow Playworks Indiana and bring the power of play
to more Indianapolis students.
The Ambassador (Community Awareness)
Role: Become a trained Playworks Ambassador and share the
program with potential stakeholders, businesses and community
through presentations and friend-raisers. Help us share our story
and reach new audiences.
Key Skills: Detail oriented with strong organizational, oral and
written communication skills.
Day/Hour: Vary by project
The Sideline Report (Communications/Marketing)
Ongoing Weekday Opportunity
Duties: Write newsletter stories and media releases, assist with
social media, aid in marketing campaigns, develop communication
Requirements: Detail-oriented with strong organizational, oral
and written communication skills. Experience and/or enthusiasm for
using Social Media and the web for community outreach. Hard-working
and able to work independently.
Day/Hour: Vary by project
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Is volunteer training required? Yes, for SOME
Is a background check required? Yes, for
Does your agency offer internships? No