Playworks

The mission of Playworks Louisiana is to increase opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play. The vision of Playworks is that one day all kids will play in school every day.

WHAT YOU DO

Depending on the student's schedule, the student will either assist in leading games and facilitating recess, after-school programs, or league play. We also have volunteer opportunities for those interested in special projects or weekend service to our communities.

WHAT YOU LEARN

Students who serve with Playworks Louisiana will have the unique opportunity to see how play and recess can develop children's social skills. Students will be working closely with Playworks staff and partner-school students to utilize play to teach conflict resolution, build character, and increase physical activity at schools each day.

INTERACTIONS

elementary schoolers • adults (mostly associated with recess/league play)

PRESERVICE REQUIREMENTS

  1. Attend an orientation session. Bring a photocopy of your government-issued photo ID.
  2. Pass background check.
  3. Present evidence of negative TB test (available from Loyola Student Health Services for $5).  Not required in all cases.
  4. Some schools will require service learners to fill out a volunteer application.

DAYS & TIMES

Students will serve primarily during recess times (~11am-1pm), Monday - Friday. There may be opportunities for additional hours during leagues (fall only) or special events.

TRANSPORTATION
Main office: 650 Poydras Street, Suite 2242, New Orleans, LA 70130
Maps & directions

Locations:
Click each address below for map, directions, and travel times. Please, note that all of the locations below require transporation by car, except Bricolage, which you can reach via a 40-minute ride on public transit (take the St. Charles streetcar to the 90 bus). 

Bricolage Academy
3368 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

Chalmette Elementary
75 E Chalmette Cir, Chalmette, LA 70043

Marie B. Riviere Elementary
1564 Lake Ave, Metairie, LA 70005

Mary D. Coghill Elementary School
4617 Mirabeau Ave, New Orleans, LA 70126

Young Audiences Charter School
1407 Virgil St, Gretna, LA 70053

CONTACT
Trishana Bolden
Program Associate
trishana.bolden@playworks.org
504.272.2596