Thank you for contacting us about volunteer opportunities! PSL's mission is to build language and relationships through play. We are an early literacy family engagement group that serves families in vulnerable areas of Chicago's south side. Please tell us in a few words why this interests you :)
Select the volunteer role you are most interested in below and please check the appropriate boxes:
For Play Coach Assistant-Please check ANY of the following that interest you:
Driving to laundromats and supporting Parent Play Leaders doing outreach there
Boosting Social Media accounts, supporting, sharing, broadening our online presence
Active service, learning by doing, social and experiential experiences in education and social justice
Managing details and facilitating Play Coaches to make the outreach visit run smoothly
Interacting with parents and their young children, 1 or 2 families at a time
Modeling #talkandplay strategies
Using a phone or tablet to help parents access PSL resources
Early morning visits- typically 8-11
Driving to sites in vulnerable areas on Chicago's southside
Committing to a regular time slot - 1/week, 1/month, etc.
For Play Prep Squad - Please check ANY of the following that interest you:
Learning about objective-based education and learning through play
Understanding objectives-based curriculum and how to implement it through play themed invitations/centers
Making materials or project set-ups for Pop-Up Parent Workshops such as play doh, goo-bags, jet-packs, etc to use as play props.
Preparing, labeling, assembling prize bags, books or other takeaways for families to be distributed at our visits.
Using a Play Plan (including TSG objectives) to assemble Play Kits for the week
Businesses- offering limited use of your copy machine
For Play Tech Volunteer - Please check ANY of the following that interest you:
Using your computer/phone smarts for good! Tech news for social justice :)
Helping without having to meet at another location
Giving a few minutes of service a day or week to make a BIG difference to PSL!
Helping us track and share engagement data
Helping PSL families connect or log-in more easily and use our free resources in their every day routines.
Checking in to boost our social media posts
Becoming a Tech Buddy to help families access our free tech resources
Current Work or School Situation:
Phone - please indicate cell, home, work
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How did you hear about us?
Please check any/all additional roles that interest you:
Translation - English to Spanish
Translation- English to Arabic or French
Talents and Skills - Please tell us about any special talents, skills, experiences or resources you would like to share
Thank you for being AWESOME and offering your help! We will reply to you soon! Please follow us on Instagram and check our website for updates too. PlaySmartLiteracy.org @playsmartliteracy
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