About the Sno-Valley Indoor Playground:
Our Mission Statement:
The Sno-Valley Indoor Playground, a non-profit,
parent-run organization, seeks to enhance the lives of families with children
ages 0-5 through programs designed to encourage a greater sense of community in
the Snoqualmie Valley.
How is the Playground Funded?
The playground is funded by donations from
participants and through various fundraisers. These funds are applied directly
to the costs of the facility rental, toy acquisition, insurance, advertising,
and office supplies.
Who Runs the Playground?
People like yourself! The playground is a
non-profit organization run solely by parent volunteers. Currently over
30 parents volunteer their time enabling the playground to be successful. All
play equipment is left on site, which parentís setup and takedown for each
session. Parent Facilitators are there at each session to greet parents, answer
questions and collect the donations. The Board of Directors is responsible for
coordinating the necessary arrangements for running the playground. In addition
to the board, various committees have been formed to spread the workload to more
volunteers. These committees include: Toy Safety, Newsletter, and Fundraising.
The more volunteers we have the better our playground will be!
How Many Volunteers are Needed?
There is no specific number of volunteers, but
the more we have, the less time each one will need to spend on playground
tasks. All of us are aware of the busy and sometimes hectic lives you have, and
adding one more responsibility may seem unmanageable. But we also know that
when we get involved in our community and our children the rewards are
How Much Time is Needed?
As much or little as you can give. Some give
only 2 hours a month and other up to 12 hours a month. Any help is appreciated
and you can decide how much fits with your schedule.
What Can I Do?
The opportunities are endless!
- Volunteer to facilitate once a month.
- Attend a monthly meeting and share your suggestions or concerns.
- Offer to watch children while parents are at the board meetings.
- Post flyers and distribute brochures.
- Help with the scheduled cleaning of toys and mats.
- Make phone calls to remind parents of upcoming events.
- Donate money for operating and toy expenses.
- Tell everyone you know about the playground and encourage them to visit.