FAQs - Prospective College Chapter Leaders
Check here to see if there is an active college chapter at your school. If not, contact us to request a college chapter leader application to start the process. Establishing or Reinstating a college chapter requires a chapter leader and Co-chapter leader to share the responsibilities of running a chapter.
The application process typically can take between 1-3 months due to the high volume of interest we receive from individuals who wish to start a chapter at their school.
Chapter Leaders are required to serve one academic year and may serve longer.
Project Sunshine provides ongoing Professional Development to all Chapter Leaders and Co-Chapter Leaders during the duration of their undergraduate or graduate studies. We require Chapter Leaders and Co-Chapter Leaders to complete trainings such as New Volunteer; TelePlay and In-Hospital safety, etc. Project Sunshine provides and will teach all college chapters how to use technology applications such as Microsoft Office 365, Salesforce, and Zoom.
- Chapter Support and Trainings
- Technology Applications: Microsoft Office 365, Salesforce, Zoom
- College Chapter Resources
- T-Shirts, Promotional and Marketing Items
- Access to a Network of over 100 College Chapters across the country
College chapters are allowed to fundraise to cover expenses in accordance with their school policies and procedures. Chapters also have access to available resources from their school.
Project Sunshine will conduct outreach and develop partnerships with medical facilities across the country. College Chapters are partnered with a medical facility in their home state and introduced to a facility point of contact. If you have a contact at a medical facility you want to partner with please document their information in your application.
Don’t hesitate to contact us with any other questions.
FAQs - TelePlay
Project Sunshine’s TelePlay program is a live play experience, using a HIPAA compliant technology platform. TelePlay provides developmentally appropriate, engaging activities and games led by volunteers, including skilled volunteers like artists and musicians, and is open to any child facing medical challenges in or out of the hospital.
- Chapter Teleplay occurs with a medical facility the college chapter is partnered with. Sessions are open to children and families at the chapters specific partner medical facility.
- National Teleplays are scheduled by both college and community chapters who may or may not have a hospital partner. Sessions are open to any pediatric patient, across the nation whether they are in or out of a medical facility.
Project Sunshine provides college chapters with TelePlay resources to meet the needs of Pediatric patients. From Bingo,
College Chapters schedule and host their own Teleplay sessions any day and time of the week including weekends. You can view our TelePlay National Calendar. Please note the calendar can be changed and viewed in your preferred time zone. College Chapter E-Board members and Volunteers promote their TelePlay Sessions and the national calendar through social media and personal networks to attract participants to engage with Project Sunshine TelePlay program.
College Chapters schedule their Teleplay session for 1 hour. However, a session may end earlier or last longer than 45-60 minutes.
At this time TelePlay sessions are only allotted a maximum of 5 college volunteers including one-chapter E-Board member to lead TelePlay activities per session.
At this time TelePlay sessions are only allotted a maximum of 15 participants to join per session.
Parents &/or Guardians can view the TelePlay National Calendar to register for a TelePlay session. Please note the calendar can be changed and viewed in your preferred time zone. All participants must sign a consent form before every session that assures and reinforces Project Sunshine commitment to privacy. Once participants have registered for a session an email will be sent from firstname.lastname@example.org with the Zoom link and passcode.
We are doing our best to match you to a partner medical facility for Chapter TelePlay. Currently, we do active outreach via calls, emails, and newsletters. However, we are experiencing some delays since the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic, pediatric healthcare facilities have undergone many changes to maintain the safety of patients, their families, and the medical staff. These changes include restrictions for visitors, volunteers, and other non-medical interactions. All healthcare facilities we have spoken to LOVE our Project Sunshine volunteers and are eager to have you return once it is safe for all. In the meantime, we are working tirelessly to bring TelePlay to facilities. We hope to get back to you as soon as we know more.