Volunteer at Smith!
There is always something fun happening at Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse that engages our visitors. In preparation for the fun, there is also the necessary work that changes with the season: Playground maintenance leading up to our seasonal Playground opening in the Spring, weeding throughout the Summer, and leaves to rake in the Fall. One of the most special things about Smith is how dedicated community members volunteer their time to help us accomplish many of these tasks that are essential to maintain our facility and support our programs and events. Schedule a time to volunteer at Smith today!
How Volunteers Help Smith
In 2016, we partnered with 28 organizations to welcome 882 group and individual volunteers who generously contributed 3,481 hours of their time to Smith—the equivalent of 1.5 full-time employees’ hours for a full year! In addition to seasonal maintenance, volunteers helped us with the following:
- Planting and erosion control projects
- Playground bench repair
- Preparing our Annual Appeal bulk mailing
- Assisting with on-site programs including Story Time and Crafts
- Weeding, mulching, and general Playground and Playhouse maintenance
Who Volunteers at Smith?
Smith welcomes a variety of individual volunteers in addition to volunteer groups from organizations that include:
Asher Associates Architects
The Baldwin School
Colonial Penn/CNO Financial
Ernst & Young
Harriton High School
Love Your Park
Penn Charter School
Spark the Wave
Current Volunteer Needs
Check out our 2017 Volunteer Project List for a list of projects and dates that we are currently soliciting volunteer for.
Please direct all volunteer inquiries to Mike Herrman and feel free to let us know if you are interested in volunteering on a date that is not listed or have ideas for other projects!
Director of Facilities and Operations