Want to join us in our efforts to create a place for every kid on the playground — a place where every kid belongs, has fun and is part of the game? We aim for 3.5 million children in 7,000 elementary schools nationwide to experience safe, healthy play every day by December 2020 . . . and we need your help. Play partners and corporate partners play a critical part in helping us achieve this goal.

Play Partners

Given the expansive nature of our vision, Playworks will need to engage other like-minded organizations to contribute toward our goals over the coming years. Our play partners align with our mission and values and are ready to jump in to help achieve safe and healthy play. Learn more about our play partners. ›



Corporate Partners

Playworks offers a unique opportunity to showcase your corporate values and directly impact kids through recess and play. Playworks creates an infrastructure for cooperation, teamwork, and academic success that will resonate with your stakeholders and customers. Learn more about our corporate partnerships. ›



Local Engagement Opportunities

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 or at your office. 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.


Play Days

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

Play Days provide employees the opportunity to engage directly with local kids in Playworks partner schools, energizing education by modeling and facilitating healthy, active, inclusive play.

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: Early 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: 3-4 weeks
  • Cost: Dependent on group size and location
  • Kids Present? Yes!

Interested in booking a Play Day? Contact us by completing this short form. ›


Corporate Kickball Fundraiser

Your corporate group can field a winning team, or individual employees can be winners as day-of volunteers.

By participating in Corporate Kickball Fundraiser, your company can:

  • Increase Employee Engagement: Corporate Kickball offers a team-building opportunity outside the office that is inclusive, collaborative and fun!
  • Raise Visibility: Title sponsors are recognized with logo placement on the Playworks annual report, newsletter, and other collateral.
  • Support the Local Community: Money raised from Corporate Kickball sponsorships goes back to our community to support our efforts to bring safe and inclusive play to more kids. The majority of your sponsorship fee is tax deductible.

Interested in learning more?  Contact us by completing this short form. ›

Footgolf Fundraiser

  • Teams of 4 people will battle it out over 18 holes to be crowned Footgolf Champions! The winning team receives a trophy and their picture on Playworks’ website and annual impact report.
  • Footgolf is a family friendly event to raise awareness of Playworks Pacific Northwest’s impact on elementary schools across Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska.

Interested in learning more?  Contact us by completing this short form. ›





Corporate Recess

Bring Playworks experts to your office to lead engaging team-building activities on-site; for groups of any size.

Corporate Recess is a way for companies to improve engagement and wellness within their organization by using the power of play. Through a selection of different targeted workshops we infuse playfulness and fun into the corporate environment in order to help our partners increase creativity, productivity, teamwork, and workplace health.

Playfulness, fun, and games at work can improve office climate and productivity. This leads to happier employees with stronger connections to their organizations.

Wellness Recess: Move your Body – 20-60 min

In this hour-long workshop, we’ll help promote office wellness by getting your employees in the game! We’ll lead your team through a fun series of activities designed to get employees moving, competing in teams, and having fun while improving their strength, coordination, and flexibility.

Creativity Recess: Build your Brain – 20-60 min

Out of fresh ideas? We’ll lead games that shake up the neural networks to inspire creative problem-solving, which you can bring back to the boardroom to inspire out-of-the-box brainstorming and avoid future brain blocks.

Service Oriented Recess: Impact the Community – 60 min

Engage in a short corporate recess that will help promote office wellness. Once the games are done, it is time to bring your team together in service. We will work with your team to create a service project that will help the students served by Playworks and will also provide your team with high-impact community service.

  • Number of participants: 10 to 100 adults per office
  • When: At any point during the day that works for your team
  • Prerequisite: All volunteers pre-register with Playworks
  • Lead Time: 6 weeks
  • Cost: Dependent on group size and location
  • Kids Present? No

Interested in learning more?  Contact us by completing this short form. ›

We also offer Virtual Corporate Recess! This virtual, active, team-building workshop fosters rapport building, teamwork, and trust, all through the power of play. To learn more, email info@playworks.org and tell us about your organization and goals.