Join Us! Let's Play!

Welcome to Let’s Play America! We believe in creating vibrant communities through the power of play.

Our mission is to foster joy, health, and connection by organizing free, inclusive play events for all ages. But we can’t do it alone—we need your help! Whether you’re passionate about community service, love organizing events, or simply want to make a difference, there’s a place for you in our volunteer team.

We are always looking for dedicated, enthusiastic people who are interested in volunteering!

Would you like to share your talents with us at an upcoming event or on an ongoing basis?

Please download and complete the volunteer form, then send us an email at [email protected] with the form attached!

PLEASE NOTE: Volunteers under the age of 18 must have a parent signature on the form

“I am the “Truck Lady” for Let’s Play America which means that I get to pack and move all of the toys to and from Play Days and special events. It often means early mornings and arrivals to festivals where even the unloading of the seesaw, the huge “Connect 4” and hula hoops brings smiles to children and adults waiting to help set up and get ready to play. The NBC4 Health Expo is a memorable favorite of mine. We start loading the truck in the dark, travel on empty DC streets and unload in a sleepy Convention Center. Soon we are playing hopscotch or corn hole with the gathered early crowd in time for an early News show. The games are magnets to any children around. It is definitely worth an early morning!”

Carolyn M. Fink, Ph. D., CCE “Truck Lady”

Johnny joins us on Play Days and other events and offers his expertise in how to play chess. Johnny is a Takoma Park resident who is striving to bring back Inter-Generational Games Night at the apartment building Victory Tower on Carroll Avenue, Tuesday evening 7-9pm. "I had the honor of learning chess from Johnny recently, and the amount of patience and kindness he had while teaching me the way each chess piece moved and what strategies I could use to take certain pieces shows how much he not only loves this classic and timeless board game, but how proficient he is at it!" - Ciang D. LPA Intern

Johnny Browning Volunteer

“Nothing beats being a dress-up lady at a play event! Some kids want to independently put together an outfit, and some are happy to have help. Either way, the look on a child’s face when they spot themselves in the mirror is priceless! They look transported, perhaps imagining themselves as the star of a show, turning this way and that to get the full effect. Some are happy to remain with that one image, others can’t vary their look fast enough. And the youngest kids enjoy just running their hands through the bead box! The dress-up area is truly a place of joy.”

Judy Jaffie The Dress-Up Lady

Michelle Morris has been volunteering at play events for years. In the photo above, Michelle is playing Giant Connect Four with a play participant!

Michelle Morris Volunteer

What our happy volunteers say !!

Let’s Play America is a vibrant community-driven initiative dedicated to bringing the joy of play to people of all ages. Through organized events and activities, we transform everyday spaces into dynamic playgrounds, fostering creativity, physical activity, and social connection. Our dedicated volunteers and supporters work tirelessly to create inclusive environments where everyone can experience the benefits of play, promoting a healthier, happier community. Join us in our mission to make play accessible and fun for all!