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Urban Initiatives Community Play Cup Volunteering

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT

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Join Urban Initiatives to celebrate the resiliency of the youth engaged in our programs.

Urban Initiatives is dedicated to creating fun and collaborative spaces to build strong social-emotional (SEL) skills, connection and resilience among students. After two years fraught with so many challenges, we wanted to be sure to create a space to celebrate our students.

Let’s unlock the power of play together.

Join UI for a return to the Midway Plaisance! This day will feature small-sided soccer games, recess games, arts & crafts, lunch and of course, our annual awards presentation and dance party on the ice rink. You don’t want to miss out!

Volunteer roles include:


We’ll have about 30 small-sided 5 v 5 soccer games at one time and we’ll need some coaches to cheer on our kids and monitor goals. Absolutely no soccer experience is required.

Set Up

The UI staff team will arrive at 7am to get everything set up on the fields. The park is big and we’ll definitely need support to make sure we have everything ready by 9am.

Recess Support

Our students love recess games and we’ll be playing some classics out on the field. We’ll need some volunteers to monitor the games and maybe even participate in the fun!

Clean Up

After the party is over, we’ll have to take down all of our equipment and make sure there is no garbage left at the park. We’ll need some help until 3pm to get everything cleaned up.

Lunch Support

There will be about 600 students and 200 volunteers at the event. We’ll need to pass out lunches to everyone and we’ll definitely need some extra support to get it done in time.

Hype Squad

This is definitely the highlight of our season for all of our students. We want them to feel excited and supported. Join the hype squad to cheer them on and have some fun.

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May 21
9:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT


Midway Plaisance
1130 Midway Plaisance
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
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