In recognition of National Volunteer Week, Playworks Southern California would like to thank all of our volunteer groups and individuals who give their time and talent to ensure that every kid has a place on the playground.
Laura Rickert began her full-time spring internship in January. She was eager to serve on any project in the office and visited various playgrounds in our partner schools. Get to know our amazing volunteer Laura:
In one word, how would your friends, family, or colleagues describe you?
When, where, and what was the first place you ever participated as a volunteer?
2007 at Suamico Elementary School for their Read-a-Thon
What motivates you to volunteer?
I want to see change in this world so what better way to see that change than changing it yourself.
What have you found most inspiring during your volunteer work with Playworks?
Everyone here is so passionate about the work they do to impact the kids in the community. Their positive attitudes and hard work are truly inspiring.
What do you wish people to know about Playworks?
I want people to know how much of an impact this program can make on the lives of the students. It’s something that can be described, but it can’t truly be understood until you see it for yourself on the playground.