Becoming a member of Playtime Project’s team is a great opportunity to influence the future of a small, growing nonprofit, and positively impact the lives of about 700 children experiencing homelessness in D.C. each year. Playtime is an innovative organization dedicated to providing educational play activities, a therapeutic environment, opportunities to improve academically, access to community resources, and joy to children living in emergency and transitional housing programs.
The homeless epidemic in D.C. disproportionally affects the most marginalized people in society, including people of color, people from working class backgrounds, and LGBTQ. We believe these communities must be centered in the work we do, and for this reason we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.
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Volunteer Engagement Coordinator (Part-time)
The part-time Volunteer Coordinator will work collaboratively with the Volunteer Program Manager in recruiting volunteers to make a weekly commitment to our trauma-informed play programs. The Volunteer Coordinator will assist prospective volunteers in completing the screening and background check processes; lead monthly information sessions and group volunteer opportunities; provide support with planning volunteer appreciation and engagement events; and actively participate in the implementation of Playtime’s volunteer recruitment and retention plan. This position involves opportunities for creativity in designing and implementing volunteer systems. A level of professionalism is expected, as well as the ability to thrive in a small, fast-paced, grassroots organization undergoing growth.
Program Associate (Part-time)
The Program Associate supports the Site Manager in running multiple program sessions and guides the volunteers in providing superior service delivery. The Associate also takes the lead organizing and managing the logistics of resource delivery especially during high season, which kicks off with our Back-to-School Drive in July and ends with our holiday wish list program in December.
Program Delivery: Support the Site Manager in implementing a play-based program model. Assist the Site Manager in overseeing play programs for multiple sessions per week by creating and supervising age-appropriate, guided activities with intentional therapeutic and educational benefits. In the absence of the Site Manager, maintain the playroom’s procedures and expectations with a focus on the positive discipline model.
Compliance & Reporting: With the Site Manager, ensure compliance with requirements for program service documentation, which includes incident reports, attendance, surveys and registrations forms. Support the Site Manager in entering corresponding forms into Apricot.
Resource Delivery: Work collaboratively with the Curriculum and Evaluation Specialist in providing fun, creative, varied and intentional, as well as culturally and developmentally appropriate activities for children and youth. Stock materials and supplies for activities to ensure that all planned activities that can be implemented on site. Support the Curriculum and Evaluation Specialist and Managing Director in delivering quarterly training to volunteer regarding curriculum design and the Playbook.
Education & Experience:
- Associate’s degree is required (child development or education preferred)
- At least 3-5 years working in the youth service field serving children between the ages of six months and twelve years old, residing within a high-needs community