Your Team Helping Our Team!

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Engage your team. Playworks wants to help you turn your employees into community game-changers. We facilitate custom volunteer engagements ranging from Play Days in local schools to playspace transformations. Our expert and energetic staff will train, support, and empower your employees to make an impact in our community while also having a great time together.

Group Engagements

  • Play Days provide employees the opportunity to engage directly with local kids in Playworks DC partner schools, energizing education by modeling and facilitating healthy, active, inclusive play.
  • Playspace transformations allow employees to create dramatic visual and practical changes in our region’s schools through activities such as playground overhaul and beautifications, mural paintings, and indoor playspace refurbishments.

Skills-based Volunteering for Individuals

  • Custom Opportunities are available for members of your team to donate their talents and expertise. From strengthening IT infrastructure to providing public relations outreach to offering video or photography services, your employees can share the power of play by applying their own strengths.

Other Types of Corporate Employee Engagements

  • Corporate Kickball: Your corporate group can field a winning team, or individual employees can be winners as tournament-day volunteers. Check out Corporate Kickball. 
  • Corporate Recess: Bring Playworks experts to your office to lead engaging team-building activities on-site; for groups of any size. Check out Corporate Recess

Want to get your employees engaged with Playworks DC?

Join companies like CEB, Salesforce, and Promontory Interfinancial Network who have made recess part of their corporate engagement and wellness programs. To find out how Playworks can get your employees all playing on the same team, contact Miles Makdisi, Playworks DC Development Manager,

Play Days

Get back on the playground and be a role model for low-income elementary school children! 

Play Days include a fast, fun, hands-on immersion in Playworks techniques and games, followed by volunteer time with children (supported by Playworks staff) during one or more school recesses, and a closing debrief for volunteers. 

Kids are thrilled to have adults playing with them and they learn valuable social skills from adult role models.

  • Number of participants: 10 to 25 adults per partner-school playground
  • When: Morning or afternoon recess (2 to 3 hours total)
  • Prerequisite: All volunteers pre-register with Playworks; returning volunteers may be subject to a background check
  • Lead Time: 4 weeks
  • Cost: Dependent on group size and location
  • Kids Present? Yes!​

Interested in booking a Play Day? Contact us. 

Playspace Transformations 

Revive a playspace and beautify recess!

We provide the paint and the fun. Your employees provide the energy and hands to brighten low-income school playgrounds by painting four-square courts, peace paths and game boundaries.

The best part is seeing photos of the children's faces when they return to school and see a tranformed playspace.

  • Participants: 15 to 75 adult volunteers per playground
  • When: Dependent on school schedules; usually when school is not in session.
  • Lead Time: 6 weeks
  • Cost: Dependent on group size and location
  • Kids Present? No


Help kids dream big with motivating murals! 

Your team will create beautiful murals to be placed at one or several of our partner schools.

The murals serve as reminders of our core values and motivate children to dream big and persevere.

  • Participants: 5 to 50 adult volunteers per partner school
  • When: Dependent on school schedules (2 to 3 hours total)
  • Prerequisite: All volunteers pre-register with Playworks; returning volunteers may be subject to a background check
  • Lead Time: 4 weeks
  • Cost: Dependent upon group size and location
  • Kids Present? Optional but recommended

Corporate Recess

Bring Corporate Recess and the power of play to your business, and reset the meaning of "power lunch."

  • Experienced Playworks staff will transform your conference room into a playground, get your employees away from their desks and engage your team in classic recess activities such as tag and 4-square during their lunch break.
  • It's a playful workout and a great internal networking opportunity for your employees, ideal for building team cohesiveness on your work projects.
  • We'll work with you to meet your company's needs, and you'll be supporting healthy play for thousands of kids in DC-area schools.