200 Volunteers Needed to Help Build a Playground in Seven Hours

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Circles of Success Learning Academy, and KaBOOM! are joining forces this year to spend a day creating an innovative, unique playspace for students at the Ernestine Rivers Childcare Center and they need your help!

  • When: Friday, September 29th
  • Where: Ernestine Rivers Childcare Center (867 S Parkway E)
  • Time: 8AM-3PM

Over 200 volunteers from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Circles of Success Learning Academy, and the Memphis community are needed to help with the project.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided along with plenty of water to keep you hydrated throughout the day. Don’t worry about bringing your own tools because gloves and safety materials will be available for the projects that need them. the playground build will take place no matter the weather, so make come dressed appropriately and ready to get stuff done! *Closed-toe shoes are required*

Here’s the schedule:

Prep Day 1: Wednesday, September 27th

  • 30 volunteers needed
  • 8 AM: Volunteers arrive
  • 5 PM: All prep work completed

Prep Day 2: Thursday, September 28th 

  • 15 volunteers needed
  • 8 AM: Volunteers arrive
  • TBD: All prep work completed

BUILD DAY: Friday, September 29th

  • 200 volunteers needed
  • 6:30 AM: Team leaders arrive
  • 8 AM: Volunteers arrive and register
  • 8:30 AM: Kick-off ceremony
  • 2:30 PM: Ribbon-cutting ceremony

KaBOOM! is a national non-profit working to catalyze and create special places for kids to play, and to express the importance of balanced and active play in communities. The first KaBOOM! build took place in 1995 and at the end of this year, they will have directly built over 3,000 playgrounds.

For more information on KaBoom! visit their website.

Learn more and sign up to volunteer here.

For questions, contact Gabriela Mena- (650) 389-9771