VOLUNTEER WITH US
Throughout the year we have various touchpoint where we need a few extra hands to help with the adventure playground or with an event.
We also need help with a few "low hanging fruit" like stamping business cards, entering data in spreadsheets, organizing paperwork etc.
We also hope to be holding a few "barn raising" events where adults and kids will work together building base structures for play structures, garden boxes, "kid zone" barriers, signs, organizing bins and more.
If you feel you can offer your talents and time for any of these areas we would be ever so grateful for your help!
Sign-up to be a volunteer by filling out our sign-up form
Sometimes its easier to give the gift of gift cards. Cards from these places help us a lot:
Hardware Stores: Home Depot, Lowes, Harbor Freight
Grocery Stores: Trader Joes, Sprouts, Ralphs, Vons, Whole Foods
Variety Stores: Wal-Mart, Target, Cosco, Amazon, 99 Cents Only, Dollar Tree
One of the many things we love about adventure play is the limitless possibilities our players gain from the variety of loose parts they get to play with. Another is its model of re-using, recycling, and reducing the waste stream in our community by offering an alternative to landfills for construction materials, home goods, industrial by-products etc to end up in. How cool is it to know your items are bringing joy to a person's life as a new loose part.
We often are able to pick up your items directly from you but we also invite you to bring them by Eureka Villa during open play 1-4 on Weds & Fridays. You can also reach out to us to arrange a drop-off or pick up time at 661.670.8663 or
We ask that all donations are clean and ready for play.
Some general guidelines for what we cannot accept* :
Plastics that shatter into shards if broken
Wood should have all nails removed (please feel free to donate the nails if they are usable)
Severely splintered wood
Items with sharp edges that cannot be repaired or cut off
*Feel free to ask us any questions you may have on a donation
ITEMS WE ARE NEEDING
Cardboard boxes big and small!
DUCT TAPE (we always need duct tape)
Rope or String
Clean food Containers
tin cans (with dull edges)
lids (metal or plastic)
Box Cutters (for playworkers and volunteers ONLY)
Tea Pots/Pitchers (non-breakable)
Wooden Spoons and Bowls or Containers
Pots and pans
Weird Bonus Items:
Shipping Barrels (like thick cardboard barrels, great for rolling in!)
Nuts and Bolts
Old phones of the non-cellular variety
Giant Water Bottles (like those 5 gallon type)
Water Soluable Paint
Huge canvas painting tarps
That black plastic ribbed drainage tubing
New toilet plungers
Big tubs of water w sponges
Lots of 8 ft 2x2s
We also love props or items from TV shows or Movie sets!
Any play structure items (the wood, hardware, swings, slides, etc)
Have something that's not on this list? Let us know! There's a good chance we'll take it too!
As we grow as a non-profit we rely on donations to help us buy tools, tape, office supplies, rope, building materials, and more. Every penny counts so if you feel inclined to offer a cash donation we, and those we offer our services to will be ever so grateful.
SHARE OUR SERVICES
BRING US UP
Part of a scout troop, a parent group, have a birthday or business event coming up? Do you have family or a group of friends who are looking for something new to do to for fun or relaxation? Or just over hear a pal trying to find options to the usual hum drum activities?
Please spread the word about the new possibilities we offer in your area!
Like and share us on Facebook and keep a look out for open houses. Invite friends to like our page and bring them to an open play to check it out.
Feel free to also connect and share us via instagram and twitter too!
SPONSOR A PROJECT
MAKE A BIG IMPACT ON THE FUTURE OF EUREKA VILLA
Creating the 7th Permanent Adventure Playground in the US has its benefits and also its goals to make it a place where families can comfortably spend the day. Here are some of the big picture developments available for your business or organization to sponsor:
Re-Fencing the property, including a Grand Entrance and push back for diagonal parking
Water and Power Installation
Bathroom Design and Construction
Dirt Moving and Land Leveling
Shelter Design and Construction
MAKE A BIG IMPACT ON PLAYWORK AND FREE PLAY
As with any of our initiatives, we strive to share the importance and necessity play is to our health and well-being. It's not only for children but for adults too. If you share this drive and passion consider sponsoring a workshop, panel, round table or event where we are able to bring play workers to share their wisdom and know how with the larger population. We hope to regularly bring play workers from established adventure playgrounds all over the world and a sponsor for their residency is an incredible step toward making this a reality.
If you feel your business or organization would be interested in working with us on this level please reach out to us at 661.670.8663 or to start the discussion.