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Volunteer Play Ranger: Bring the power of play to homeless children in Prince George's County !

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ORGANIZATION: Homeless Children's Playtime Project

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Every year, approximately 2,000 children experience homeless here in the District. The Homeless Children's Playtime Project's volunteer Play Rangers spend one evening a week bringing the transformative power of play to children living in family shelters in D.C. Play is proven to helps children learn and heal from trauma, and the Homeless Children's Playtime Project needs YOU today!

The mission of the Homeless Children's Playtime Project is to cultivate resilience in children experiencing family homelessness by providing and expanding access to transformative play experiences.

We are especially looking for volunteers in Prince George’s County: Capital Heights, Beltsville, Lanham and Greenbelt

To become a volunteer, you'll complete two training sessions and undergo a background check. You can find and register for upcoming training dates on our website here.

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About Homeless Children's Playtime Project


1525 Newton St NW, Washington, DC 20010, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project is to nurture healthy child development and reduce the effects of trauma among children living in temporary housing programs in Washington D.C. We seek to create a city that provides every opportunity for children in homeless families to succeed by ensuring consistent opportunities to play and learn, offering support services for families, and advocating for affordable housing and safe shelter.


The Homeless Children's Playtime Project is a small staff team supported by countless volunteers providing weekly activities, healthy snacks, and opportunities for play to the children at shelters and transitional housing programs in the District of Columbia. Through eight weekly children’s programs, volunteers provide playful games, chances to learn through art, movement and imaginative play, one-on-one attention and caring adult supervision for children, as well as support for the entire family with parent support and referrals, clothing and school supply donations, and chances to celebrate with birthday and holiday parties throughout the year.


Children & Youth
Homeless & Housing
Children & Youth, Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Capitol Heights, MD 20790



  • Child Care
  • Child Development
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two hours a week for a minimum of 6 months

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