Make a Difference with the Power of Play! (Philadelphia, PA)

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ORGANIZATION: Project Sunshine

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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: https://projectsunshine.org/here-to-play

Please email volunteer@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) 
  • Potential Facility Clearance Process 

Requirements : 

  • 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 

Qualifications : 

  • 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

  • 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM EST - Spots available: 1
    Once per month on Mondays from 1-3pm

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About Project Sunshine

Location:

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.

Description

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.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

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

WHERE

160 East Erie AvenuePhiladelphia, PA 19134

(40.00681,-75.12534)
 

SKILLS

  • Nursing
  • Physician
  • Children Medical Services
  • Pediatrics
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

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

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