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Project Sunshine Volunteer (Detroit, MI) - Support Pediatric Patients

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ORGANIZATION: Project Sunshine

  • 75 people are interested

About Us

Project Sunshine is an international volunteer-led nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring joy and play to pediatric patients. Our volunteers get firsthand experience of aiding the healing journey of children facing medical challenges through play, which allows for creative expression, creates an outlet for emotion, and minimizes the anxiety or stress the children experience. Project Sunshine volunteers do this through in-hospital visits, packing activity kits, and leading virtual play (TelePlay). We lead programming for medical facilities or disease specific nonprofits. 

Volunteer Opportunity & Application

We are currently seeking volunteers to support our in-person 'Here to Play' volunteer program at medical facility partners in the Philadelphia area. You can view more details about the program here: https://projectsunshine.org/here-to-play

Application: If you are interested in volunteering, please submit your information through Volunteer Match or apply here: Detroit Chapter Volunteer Application

Please email community@projectsunshine.org if you have any questions.

In Person Volunteering: 

  • Facilitate developmentally appropriate arts and crafts activities for children ages 3-18 based on the agreed upon schedule with the medical facility and your chapter  
  • Bring a bright, positive attitude and energy 
  • Arrive at your medical facility in a prompt and punctual manner
  • Set up and break down of play area with program supplies 
  • Keep an open line of communication with your chapter leader 
  • Adhere to all Project Sunshine and medical facility policies 

In-person Training requirements:

  • Online Volunteer Application (15 minutes) 
  • New Volunteer Training (1 hour) 
  • New Volunteer Training Quiz (15 minutes) 
  • In-person Volunteering Training (30 minutes) 
Medical Facility Clearance Requirements:
1. Application
2. General Onboarding/Information Session
3. Questionnaire Learning Modules
4. Occupational Health Clearance List of immunization records TB test Proof of COVID vaccination Proof of Flu vaccination
5. Virtual orientation 6. On-site orientation with Child Life team


  • Must be 18+ years old 
  • Must reside in the United States 
  • Must pass a criminal background check 
  • Must be COVID-19 vaccinated 
  • Complete all Project Sunshine onboarding and medical facility clearance processes 


  • Passion for the Project Sunshine mission and working with children 
  • Positive and openminded attitude
  • Interest or experience working in the medical field (a plus) 
  • Experience working with children 3-18 years old (a plus) 

Whether it is watching the smile on a child’s face grow when they yell 'BINGO!’ or seeing them use their brilliant imagination by bringing a ceramic animal to life, Project Sunshine volunteers get a unique experience brightening the lives of children who are going through hard times. 

If you are interested in volunteering with Project Sunshine, please apply on our website or find the application linked here: https://projectsunshine.org/community-volunteer-application?hsLang=en .

2 Shifts

  • 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday from 9am-12pm once a week.
  • afternoon / 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM EST
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday from 4-6pm once a week.
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About Project Sunshine


211 East 43rd St., Suite 401, New York, NY 10017, US

Mission Statement

Project Sunshine is a multi-national, volunteer-based nonprofit that meets the social-emotional needs of pediatric patients and families living with all medical challenges.


Project Sunshine addresses the psychosocial and developmental needs of pediatric patients and their families. Over 18,000 trained volunteers deliver programs that provide opportunities for creative expression, socialization, intellectual stimulation, and sensory integration -ensuring childhood remains a place of wonder. Project Sunshine partners with over 325 medical facilities across the U.S. and in four international locations, serving more than 150,000 pediatric patients and families.


Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Children & Youth, Community, Health & Medicine


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This opportunity has 2 shifts


3901 Beaubien BoulevardDetroit, MI 48201



  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Care
  • Child Development
  • Healthcare
  • Pediatrics


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Please note: in-person volunteer opportunities are ongoing and volunteers must be able to commit to volunteering for one year.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination

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