Help make the magic of play happen

SCPA is always looking for passionate, friendly individuals to join our team of playworkers. All our playworkers are fully DBS checked and trained to a high standard. Whether you have a wealth of previous experience, or you're just starting out, contact SCPA to find out if you could be right for our team of fun loving play staff!


Show Your Support

At SCPA, we believe all our events should be absolutely free, so every child has the chance to play. That means we rely on the kind donations of the community and local funding to keep our doors open. If you would like to make a donation, please contact us through the website, give us a call, or visit us on Facebook. Alternatively, you can make a PayPal donation by clicking the button below. Every penny helps us support every child's right to play.


Amazon Smile

SCPA is now registered with Amazon Smile, which means when you shop through Amazon, they will donate to us at no cost to you! To register SCPA as your chosen charity, simply follow the link below and search 'Southampton Children's Play Association' in the search bar provided!


Work with children and families at our schemes

SCPA welcomes the help and support of the local community. Our schemes are run by friendly and caring teams of play workers. Our play workers are expected to work together, as a team, to set up and pack away all of our play equipment, as well as supervising and engaging with the children and families in play. This is NOT a childcare role, but we do expect play workers to be safe and responsible, as well as friendly and fun loving! If you think you might be interested in working with us and don't mind a mess, please contact us below, give us a call, or visit our Facebook! Please note, all play volunteers must be over the age of 12.


Help organise events and make decisions

As a non-profit, commission registered charity, we are run by an executive committee. This committee is made up of passionate individuals from the local community who want to be involved in a more managerial role. The executive committee meets every six weeks to discuss the running of the organisation and vote on decisions. Sub-committee meetings are also held which trustees of the committee may choose to also attend. If you have some fresh ideas and want to help SCPA create the best possible play experiences get in touch below, or contact us through Facebook. To find out more about our current committee, visit our Meet The Team page.




Utilising everyone's skills

Do you want to help support SCPA, but aren't sure if a committee or play work role is right for you? There are lots of other ways to help us out, including fundraising, administrative work and advertising. At SCPA, we believe everyone has something to offer. So, if you have a special skill or talent, or are just passionate about what we do, then contact us through our website, give us a call or visit us on Facebook. If you are a person with additional needs or a health condition, SCPA welcomes your support and will work with you to make adaptations for your role, as needed. For more on how SCPA strives for accessibilty, please visit our home page.


Work with us to make an impact

Are you part of a local business or organisation who wants to work with us? As well as accepting donations and long term sponsorship from businesses, we are always keen to work in partnership with other organisations involved in the community. If you would like to support SCPA with donations of goods, funding or services, or you are part of another community group that would like to partner with us, please get in touch through our website, or give us a call. If you are interested in running a stall at our annual Play Day event to promote your business or organisation, please visit our Play Day page for more information.