Make a Difference with the Power of Play! (Flushing, Queens)

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ORGANIZATION: Project Sunshine


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

We are currently seeking volunteers to support our in-person 'Here to Play' volunteer program at medical facility partners across the county. You can view more details about the program here:

Please email 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) 

Potential Facility Clearance Process 


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. 

1 Shift

  • 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - FULL
    WEEKLY on Tuesdays from 10am to 12pm

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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


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift


4500 Parsons BoulevardFlushing, NY 11355



  • Nursing
  • Physician
  • Healthcare
  • Pediatrics
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Work


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Available to commit to the shift for 1 year

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