Join Project Sunshine as a Corporate Volunteer
Project Sunshine Canada offers your company meaningful ways to get involved. Your support will benefit pediatric patients and their families, hospital staff and frontline workers. Your dedicated Project Sunshine staff member will work with you to create a customized event for your team. We like to kick off each corporate volunteer project with a mission-focused webinar, where your team will learn more about Project Sunshine Canada’s services and how their individual contribution will make a huge impact in a pediatric patient’s life.
All corporate volunteering events require a donation based on group size to cover staff management and facilitation; procurement and distribution of materials; and shipping costs when applicable. Please contact us to learn more about our fully tax-deductible corporate volunteer opportunities
Corporate Volunteer Programs
Surgi Dolls are body-shaped dolls that young patients decorate, personalize, and use as a means of comfort. These stuffed dolls are distributed in hospitals, where they’re used by medical staff to demonstrate what will happen during a procedure.
Corporate volunteers help us meet the need for Surgi Dolls by sewing and stuffing these adorable companions. Project Sunshine Canada will send each of your employees all required supplies to sew one Surgi Doll. On average, it takes about 2 hours to complete one doll, though experienced sewers may finish faster.
Our team will facilitate a customized virtual training and provide step-by-step instructions for novice sewers- no previous sewing experience is needed! Your dedicated staff contact is on hand to provide support should any questions arise.
As a volunteer, you will pack and assemble Activity Kits that will be distributed to children with medical challenges in hospitals across Canada. These kits are a one-time use bag that nurses and Child Life specialists provide to children during their hospital stay. The materials in them provide distraction and reflection, and have been developed to give therapeutic value to the physical and emotional healing process. Since 2020, we’ve experienced a 1000% increase in demand for our kits and our corporate volunteers are essential in helping us meet this demand.
Project Sunshine Canada will ship a box of all required supplies to your preferred location- in-office, directly to employees’ homes for remote companies, or another location of your choosing. Our team will facilitate a customized virtual training webinar for the kit packing, which will cover important health and safety standards in accordance with our hospital partners’ practices.
Assembly time for Activity Kits varies depending on the number of kits per volunteer and type of kit. Please reach out to discuss your event options.
See the different Project Sunshine Activity Kits here.