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Volunteer: Spotlight

All across the world Project Sunshine volunteers are spreading sunshine to children and their families facing medical challenges. Read some of their stories below or submit your story today!

united health group

October 15, 2014
General Managers from UnitedHealth Group participated in a football themed Party Time event in the Twin Cities this past month. Former Vikings linebacker EJ Henderson joined the volunteers.
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Project Sunshine College Chapters

October 1, 2014
Over 50 Project Sunshine College Chapters across the United States are making a difference in the lives of those facing medical challenges and enhancing their own college experience in the process.
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Project Sunshine Boston

September 15, 2014
The Project Sunshine Los Angeles Chapter Leaders, Joe Saladino and Stella Shin, share how they grew their chapter to 100 members!
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Project Sunshine Boston

September 1, 2014
The Project Sunshine Boston Co-Chapter Leader Hannah Anthony shares why she became a volunteer.
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Project Sunshine China

August 15, 2014
Julia Zou, a J.P. Stevens High School student, shares why she started a Kids-for-Kids chapter at her school.
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Project Sunshine China

August 1, 2014
Volunteers from NorthStar Realty Finance, Sesame Street, and Miss USA came out for a fun, musical Party Time event in local Harlem facility this summer!
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Project Sunshine China

July 15, 2014
Project Sunshine China celebrates International Children’s Day with two special programs.
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Project Sunshine at Cohen's

July 1, 2014
Project Sunshine at Cohen’s celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day with special Caregiver Wellness programming.
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Project Sunshine - Florida State University

June 15, 2014
Project Sunshine's Florida State University Chapter Leader shares her story about a Party Time program she and her members hosted this past spring.
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Project Sunshine - United Healthcare Atlanta

June 1, 2014
UnitedHealthcare’s Project Sunshine Chapter in Atlanta brings smiles to children at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite.
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Project Sunshine - Canada

May 15, 2014
Former Project Sunshine Intern and current college Chapter Leader, Meghan Amorosa, shares her Project Sunshine experience.
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Project Sunshine - Canada

May 1, 2014
Isha Seth, a Project Sunshine Canada volunteer, shares her story about why she wanted to become a volunteer.
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Project Sunshine - American Express

April 16, 2014
AmEx, one of Project Sunshine´s most longstanding corporate partners, has their employees volunteering from Phoenix to Ft. Lauderdale. Read on to learn more about this special corporate partnership.
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Project Sunshine - Washington, DC Chapter

April 1, 2014
Project Sunshine is celebrating its volunteers this April for National Volunteer Month. Read about why Amanda Krause, the Chapter Leader for Project Sunshine DC, wanted to get involved with Project Sunshine
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Project Sunshine - UnitedHealth Group - Heart Health Month

March 15, 2014
UnitedHealth Group volunteers participated in HeARTS parties in six major cities across the country in honor of American Heart Month.
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Project Sunshine - Julie Rizzolo

March 1, 2014
Julie Rizzolo started out as a Kids for Kids volunteer during her senior year of high school and moved on to found the Project Sunshine at Arizona State University chapter this past fall.
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Project Sunshine - Austin Chapter

February 15, 2014
An Indianapolis mother and daughter duo team up to Spread Sunshine to the children and families affected by medical challenges in their community.
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Project Sunshine - Austin Chapter

February 1, 2014
Chapter Leader Christine Dao who coordinates the Project Sunshine Austin chapter shares why her group volunteers at Dell Children’s Medical Center.
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Project Sunshine - UnitedHealth Group Minnesota

January 16, 2014
Read about how our UnitedHealth Group Corporate Chapters are bringing smiles to children facing medical challenges and their families in Minneapolis.
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Project Sunshine Kenya

January 2, 2014
Learn about Project Sunshine Kenya volunteer Joshua Muriithi Mbogo and his experience volunteering for World AIDS Day.
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Project Sunshine - United Healthcare and the Atlanta Falcons

December 16, 2013
United Healthcare and the Atlanta Falcons team up to bring smiles and sunshine to over 125 children and families at Scottish Rite Pediatric Hospital.
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Project Sunshine - San Francisco Community Chapter Leader

December 1, 2013
Volunteers from China Women´s University in Beijing bring activities to over 3,000 children and family members in six different medical facilities annually.
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Project Sunshine - San Francisco Community Chapter Leader

November 1, 2013
Read about how UnitedHealthcare of Texas teamed up with FC Dallas soccer players to volunteer with children at a Texas hospital.
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Project Sunshine - San Francisco Community Chapter Leader

October 1, 2013
San Francisco community chapter leader Edwin Icban celebrates ten years of service dedicated to the children and families of Project Sunshine!
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Project Sunshine Intern - Rubi Duran

August 30, 2013
Our Camp Project Sunshine Intern in Tucson, Arizona has been busy spreading joy to the siblings of children at Diamond Children´s Medical Center.
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August 1, 2013
Congratulations to actress Abigail Breslin, who was honored on Saturday, July 27th at Variety’s Power of Youth event in Los Angeles for her commitment to Project Sunshine as a volunteer and ambassador.
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July 1, 2013
Read more about the parent/caregiver focused programming that the UCLA Chapter provides to Mattel Children´s Hospital.
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May 31, 2013
Read about how UnitedHealth Group volunteers participated in a special Project Sunshine Party Time event!
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April 30, 2013
Find out how Austin Armstrong, a Project Sunshine Canada Volunteer, gives back through the Young Patrons’ Circle.
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March 25, 2013
Project Sunshine is celebrating its volunteers this April for National Volunteer Month. Read about why volunteer Daniel Hardgrove wanted to get involved with Project Sunshine.
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February 25, 2013
The Adolescent Skills Center gives a helping hand by making much needed Craft Kits for children in hospitals.
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September 21, 2012
Project Sunshine´s Stony Brook University Chapter Leader, Mohmmed Naeem, looks forward to expanding programming in the new school year!
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September 7, 2012
Project Sunshine´s amazing summer interns have spread a lot of sunshine this summer. The incredible group ran 48 programs in their three short months in NYC!
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August 24, 2012
Jaye Thackeray has found her own inner sunshine by bringing joy to children at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.
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August 10, 2012
Jill Fletchall started Project Sunshine´s chapter in Indianapolis which has been active for over six years. In addition to being a chapter leader, Jill also created the Sunshine Pals program.
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July 27, 2012
Stephanie Hemway and the University of New Hampshire Project Sunshine Chapter put on a university-wide dodge ball tournament to raise money for their programs.
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July 13, 2012
Renee Shields and the Horlick High School National Honor Society worked together to create craft kits for teens facing medical challenges.
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June 29, 2012
Project Sunshine volunteer, Edna Borochov, keeps the sun shining on young children with medical challenges in Ramat Gan, Israel.
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June 15, 2012
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan brought sunshine to the children at Maimonides Medical Center through a Party Time celebration.
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June 1, 2012
To stay involved with Project Sunshine after graduation, former Carnegie Mellon University student and Chapter Leader Beth Aguila started the first Washington, D.C. chapter.
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May 18, 2012
Yael Moscowitz became a part of Project Sunshine to support a cause she believed in for the long run.
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May 4, 2012
Vanessa Klaric takes time out of her busy schedule to bring sunshine to children every week at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.
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April 20, 2012
Through her on- and off-site patient interactions, Project Sunshine volunteer Mercy Wanjiru has been making an impact for the patients of Bomu Medical Center in Mombasa, Kenya.
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April 6, 2012
Josh Hyman worked with Project Sunshine to help make TEENSGIVING, a massive, teen volunteer event in New York City, a success.
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March 23, 2012
Meital Dalal became a Project Sunshine volunteer to combine her two passions in life: baking and helping children in need.
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March 9, 2012
After witnessing the impact Project Sunshine Kenya had on medically challenged children, Elvis Otieno Otis became a volunteer.
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February 24, 2012
Emory University student Alison Browne enjoyed her Project Sunshine summer internship so much that she started her school´s first chapter after break.
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February 10, 2012
Young patients of Children´s National Medical Center celebrated Valentine’s day with an afternoon of games, activities and crafts organized by UnitedHealth Group.
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January 27, 2012
Sports Illustrated model, Damaris Lewis, volunteered for her second year as a Project Sunshine Dance Camp instructor to empower young women through dance.
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January 12, 2012
Talia Kushnick was thrilled at how easy it was to organize a Project Sunshine event at her temple, Shaare Zedek, and at how much her congregation enjoyed themselves.
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December 30, 2011
Julia Hunter joined Project Sunshine to create a group of spirited and dedicated student volunteers at the University of Louisville.
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December 16, 2011
Establishing connections with at-risk youth has kept Jill Gould volunteering at the Project Sunshine Good Shepherd´s Back to School Teen Turnaround Event for the past five years.
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December 2, 2011
Since her freshman year at Carnegie Mellon University, Emma Livne has been involved with Project Sunshine. Now, she is working with freshmen as Chapter Leader to spread sunshine.
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November 18, 2011
After coordinating one event for UnitedHealthcare, Aly Hale knew she wanted to do whatever she could to help bring sunshine to the children at Miller Children´s Hospital in Long Beach, California going forward.

November 4, 2011
Stephanie Glenn took advantage of the volunteer opportunities her employer offered to bring sunshine to over 50 children at a Project Sunshine ´Back to School´ party.

October 21, 2011
Sam Houston State University welcomes its seventh generation of Project Sunshine volunteers.

October 7, 2011
Jessica Heald, traveled from London to New York City to improve the lives of children living in hospitals during her first non-profit experience ever.

September 23, 2011
Emilio Delgado, who has played Luis on Sesame Street for 40 years, brought sunshine to pediatric patients at Mount Sinai´s KidZone as a part of Project Sunshine´s Book Club

September 9, 2011
Solomon Schechter School students volunteer their time through Project Sunshine´s Kids for Kids program to improve the lives of hospitalized children.

August 25, 2011
Meet Project Sunshine’s summer interns from the University of Arizona. These dedicated students are making a difference in their communities by ensuring Project Sunshine programs run at local medical facilities throughout the summer.

June 9, 2011
Project Sunshine Book Club Volunteers Visit Lincoln Hospital in NY
On June 9, Sally Cook, author and special advisor to Project Sunshine´s Book Club and Caralyn Friedman, an intern with Project Sunshine...

May 21, 2011
Project Sunshine and AOL teamed up for AOL´s Intern Monster Help Day of Service
The fourth floor hallway at AOL was filled with arts and crafts as New York AOL interns, assisted by Project Sunshine...

 

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