Playworks is the leading nonprofit in our community leveraging the power of play to get kids active and transform children’s social and emotional health. Playworks currently serves more than 100 schools across the Pacific Northwest and reaches 40,000 students directly and through professional training services.

Playworks is reducing bullying, increasing physical activity, enabling social-emotional learning and building tomorrow’s citizens by leveraging the power of safe, fun, and healthy play at school every day. We create a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build valuable social and emotional skills.

Positions Available:

Child / Youth Development

Our Playworks Corps Member position is a full-time role bringing healthy play and physical activity to primarily urban and low-income schools to create a positive environment for learning and teaching. Members are provided with extensive training and placed in an elementary school to work alongside teachers and school administrators to implement our on-site Playworks Coach program.

Members also generate community and family involvement in their school community by recruiting and supporting volunteers and facilitating community engagement activities.

Types of Positions:

  • Internship
  • Full-Time

Position Location:


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1125 SE Madison St. Suite #210
Portland, OR 97214

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