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"Thank You for letting me and my 6-year old son volunteer at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach. It was nice to see him focused on talking and interacting with the kids.... And even playing a part in the magic show. I will definitely recommend Playland to all my friends!"
— Volunteer Melanie
CLICK on Me to See a BIGGER Version! Playland-Not-at-the-Beach is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and volunteers are very important to our organization. Playland-Not-at-the-Beach welcomes volunteers every weekend and occasionally during the week and evenings. Since we are a Museum of Fun, we are always looking for volunteers who love parties, CLICK on Me to See a BIGGER Version! games, and working with "kids" of all ages. Volunteer opportunities are available for families, youth, teens, adults, senior citizens and groups.

Volunteering at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach is a fun way to make friends, give back to the community, learn responsibility, raise self-esteem and improve social skills. Playland-Not-at-the-Beach also works with local organizations and schools to insure that our volunteer opportunities can be counted as community service hours.


Here is a partial list of currently available projects:

  1. Carnival Games Operator
    We need volunteers to run our games, give out winning tickets, and help with prize redemption. This volunteer opportunity is available when Playland-Not-at-the-Beach is open to the public and when we have private parties. Open to ages 6-years and older (parent/guardian must volunteer with children) and great for groups. Volunteer training is available every Saturday and Sunday beginning at 10:00am until 2:00pm (all Carnival Game Operators must go through this training before volunteering at Playland-Not-at-the-Beach).
  2. Gardener
    We need a few volunteers for occasional garden care for the plants, trees, and flowers in our landscaped parking lot. This volunteer opportunity is available when Playland-Not-at-the-Beach is not open to the public. Open to ages 14-years and older (parent/guardian must volunteer with children).
  3. Docents
    We need volunteers to give guided tours of Playland-Not-at-the-Beach to our guests and visitors. This volunteer opportunity is available when Playland-Not-at-the-Beach is open to the public. Open to ages 18-years and older.
  4. Cleaning, Carpentry & Painting
    We need a few volunteers for occasional facility deep cleaning, special carpentry projects, and painting projects. This volunteer opportunity is available when Playland-Not-at-the-Beach in not open to the public. Open to ages 18-years and older.
  5. Game Tester
    We need a few volunteers to test our games insuring they are in proper working order. This volunteer opportunity is available when Playland-Not-at-the-Beach in not open to the public. Open ONLY to expert pinball players ages 18-years and older.
We can use volunteers almost every weekend. It's a great way to make new friends, get some exercise, and feel good about yourself. Bring a big smile with you to share with others. Our volunteers are from every walk of life and every level of education. The common denominator is we're all kids at heart.

If you are interested in volunteering, please call Sean Huynh at (510) 232-4264 Ext.30 or you can contact him via e-mail. All volunteers must complete this volunteer registration form. We will be sure to let you know about current and future projects.



Playland-Not-at-the-Beach Employment Opportunities
Playland-Not-at-the-Beach is currently hiring for Guest Service Staff Members and an Operations Manager.

To apply for a position mail, fax or email a cover letter and resume to Playland-Not-at-the-Beach. Make sure to indicate which position you are applying for. If emailing, include your resume in the body of the email and put the position you are applying for in the subject line (any emails with attachments will automatically be deleted). No phone calls or in-person visits please. Applicants will be contacted when Playland-Not-at-the-Beach is hiring and if they are being considered for the position.

P.O. Box 894, El Cerrito, CA 94530
Fax: 510-232-6795
guestservices@playland-not-at-the-beach.org





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