Heroes of the Week: Playworks Wisconsin Volunteers and Coaches
Playworks expanded to Wisconsin in 2012 and launched in seven Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) locations. Playworks Wisconsin now serves 12 MPS schools, touching the lives of nearly 6,000 kids every day. Participating schools pay only part of the program fee, with Playworks raising the rest of the money through corporate grants, foundation gifts and individual contributions.
“Although we have staff that implements our program year round, we depend on ongoing year-round and one-time volunteers to assist with recess implementation, league support, event assistance and more,” says Kristina Olkowski, executive director of Playworks Wisconsin.
Playworks Wisconsin is currently seeking volunteers to help with recess support, developmental sports league support (referees, hospitality, assistant coach positions) and volunteers interested in offering fundraising support during events. For those interested in volunteering, contact Katie Davis at 414-220-4301 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For schools interested in bringing Playworks to their locations, contact Dan Schiller at the number above or at email@example.com. For more information about Playworks Wisconsin and additional contact information, visit playworks.org/communities/Wisconsin.