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“The Writer”

Duties: As Playworks’ Grant Writing intern you will assist with researching and completion of grants. As the Grant Writing intern, you must possess outstanding administrative skills, and be detail-oriented, self-motivated, dedicated to quality, and ready to take on new challenges.
Details:
-Research grants in Arizona for program support
-Data entry using Excel, Salesforce, and other programs
-Draft grant proposals
Skills and Qualifications:
-Strong commitment to youth
-Playful spirit
-Undergraduate student or recent college graduate preferred
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
-Strong written and oral communication skills
-Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
-Ability to organize, prioritize and work independently
Time Commitment: Length can be discussed; 5 to 10 hours/week. Commitment is flexible.

“The Social Media Guru”
Duties: As Playworks’ Social Media intern you will assist in maintaining and improving the Playworks Arizona Facebook Page, Twitter Account, Webpage and LinkedIn accounts. Social Media interns would also work on printed material that Playworks can use for promotion. As the Social Media intern, you must possess outstanding administrative skills, and be detail oriented, self-motivated, dedicated to quality, and ready to take on new challenges.
Details:
-Update Facebook Page, Twitter, webpage and LinkedIn on a continuous basis
-Create new printed material that could be used to promote Playworks Baltimore
-Create promotional materials for specific Playworks Baltimore events
Skills and Qualifications:
-Strong commitment to youth
-Playful spirit
-Undergraduate student or recent college graduate preferred
-Proficiency in Social Networking
-Strong written and oral communication skills
-Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
-Ability to organize, prioritize and work independently
Days/Hours: Length can be discussed, approximately 5 to 10 hours/week.

“The FriendRaiser”
Event Planning Support
Duties: As Playworks’ Party Planner intern you will assist with planning and implementation of fundraising events and activities. You must possess outstanding administrative skills, and be detail-oriented, self-motivated, dedicated to quality, and ready to take on new challenges.
Details:
-Assist with planning, outreach, and marketing for 5k Run, Kickball Tournament, House Parties and Happy Hour fundraisers
-Data entry using Excel, Salesforce, and other programs
-Assist with fundraising initiatives and other administrative tasks as needed
Skills and Qualifications:
-Strong commitment to youth
-Playful spirit
-Undergraduate or recent college graduate preferred
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
-Strong written and oral communication skills
-Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
-Ability to organize, prioritize and work independently
Commitment: Length can be discussed, 5 - 10 hours/week.

"The Player"
Recess Program Support
Duties: Assist in creating a safe and inclusive recess yard and be a significant presence on the yard by organizing and playing games with 20+ students. Encourage safe, healthy play and positive conflict resolution through role modeling and active participation. Volunteers may also support PCs in setup or break-down of recess equipment and other things relative to school needs.
Details: Must love to play games and lead activities with kids and have the ability to model positive behavior. Actively engage a diverse range of students in respectful and inclusive healthy play. Demonstrate ability to build rapport, trust and respect with students. Day/Hours: Varies upon school site but typically M-F between the hours of 11:00am -1:00pm
Commitment: We ask for a minimum of 2 hours per visit and at least 1 visit per month.

"The Closer"
After School Program Support

Duties: Assist Program Coordinator with After School program, including serving healthy snack, playing games, and helping students with homework.
Details: Must love to play games and lead activities with kids and have the ability to model positive behavior. Actively engage a diverse range of students in respectful and inclusive healthy play. Demonstrate ability to build rapport, trust and respect with students.
Day/Hour: Monday through Thursday, 3:00-5:00pm
Commitment: Length can be discussed, (start dates are ongoing), 8-10 hours/week.

"The Manager"
Developmental Sports League Support
Duties:
Refereeing at Games.
Referees can create a fun, supportive environment for developing players by officiating, explaining rules and enthusiastically promoting non-competitive play.
Assistant Coaching a Team.
Assistant coaches will work with PCs (Coaches) to run practices and coach games, all the while building skills, positive attitudes and enforcing teamwork. Be advised that for this experience to be meaningful for volunteers, PCs and players, assistant coaches should commit to all league events (practices and games) for the entire 7-week season.
Extravaganzas and Jamborees are one-day special events that enhance leagues.
Volunteers can help PCs and other staff members implement and ensure the success of these
sports-and-games centered field days for students and families by running games, providing
refreshments, organizing other activities, manning stations and booths, refereeing, cheering and coaching.
Details: This position requires the ability to work sensitively with parents and children. Must possess strong interpersonal and good problem solving skills. Must love to play games and lead activities with kids and have the ability to model positive behavior. Actively engage a diverse range of students in respectful and inclusive healthy play.
Day/Hours: Varied M, T, W, TH 5:00pm-8:00pm Games, plus organization time during the week. Extravaganzas and Jamborees are on the weekends.
Commitment: We ask for a minimum of 5 hours per week for 6 weeks (each season) plus an
occasional weekend day.

"The Pinch Hitter"
Additional Program Support

Duties: Participate in various school activities, program components, community outreach projects, fairs and fundraising events.
Details: Varied depending on project or opportunity. This position is best for those who are unable to commit to volunteering a regular schedule throughout the week but would like to support Playworks at a more flexible pace.
Day/Hours: Varied
Commitment: Flexible and/or on call

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