Whether it’s helping us sort out equipment or running a collection drive in your community, Leveling the Playing Field relies heavily on our volunteers.
See all the ways you can volunteer your time below.
Volunteer At a Warehouse
Corporate Volunteer Group? Greek Life Volunteering? Student Groups?
Leveling the Playing Field can host groups up to 25 people at our warehouse. To schedule a custom volunteer opportunity, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep in mind you can help us out no matter where you live! We rely on donations as well as our volunteers.
Every day, donations of sporting equipment are dropped off at our warehouse and sent out into the community. In order to sort and organize all of these donations, we rely heavily on volunteers.
Volunteers will inventory and sort sports equipment donations from our intake bins. Volunteers will also help staff maintain the organization of the warehouse space by sorting through current inventory and making sure all equipment is in good condition.
A basic understanding of sports equipment is preferred but not required. Typical volunteer shifts last two hours. This opportunity is open to individuals and groups. The age minimum to volunteer is 10 years old. All volunteers under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
Mitzvah Project? Eagle Scout Project? Girl Scout Troop? Or just need volunteer hours?
Leveling the Playing Field relies heavily on community members to help us collect sporting equipment throughout their communities.
Volunteers can organize their own collection drives at their schools, sports leagues, churches, synagogues, neighborhoods etc. LPF will provide donation bins, marketing materials and hands-on assistance to any interested collector.
Collectors will place donation bins, inventory equipment and hand out tax receipts to donors when requested. If able, volunteers will transport donated equipment from their drive to the LPF warehouse.
LPF’s staff is available to discuss potential collection drives over the phone.
For more information on running a collection drive CLICK HERE
Help Us At Our Collection Drives
Almost every weekend LPF is out in the community collecting gear at sporting events, tournaments, school fairs and more!
With limited staff, we rely on volunteers to assist us at each collection drive. Volunteers will help us empty cars, hand out tax receipts and inventory donations before placing donations into the LPF truck.
90% of the equipment LPF donates comes from individual families. As a result, it is very important that we have help so that we can run as many of these collection drives as possible.
Typical volunteers shifts last two hours but longer shifts are available.
"If we did not have the donation of gear, we would not have had a team. 22 of the 23 girls who wanted to try and play ice hockey had no hockey gear. With the donation provided, we were able to save hundreds of dollars on hockey equipment per player to support them to play."
St. Mary's Ryken High School
"The partnership we have with LPF has allowed us to redirect funds normally spent on required PE curriculum materials to other vital initiatives such as parent engagement and attendance/behavioral incentives for our students."
The Foundation Schools
"Northwood Baseball League has always had challenges when it comes to the kids having the proper equipment on the field. LPF's donations have allowed the league to grow and the kids to have a big smile on their face when we give them equipment that are new to them."
Northwood Baseball League, inc.
"LPF's generous donation of baseball equipment enabled CEBF to reach impact 100s of youth in communities in need throughout the Caribbean region, from a Jamaican kid receiving a baseball for the first time to a Puerto Rican kid receiving a much-needed replacement for a worn-out glove."
Caribbean Educational and Baseball Foundation (CEBF)
"We love all of the equipment you have provided to our program. The sports bra donation enabled many female students to be able to participate in the swimming unit. Since many of our students cannot afford bathing suits, they were able to wear the sports bras with t-shirts and shorts to swim."