Project Sunshine has active college chapters on over 60 campuses nationwide. College volunteers deliver two types of programs. The first program called TelePlay, is when small groups of patients and trained volunteers meet by video conference to engage in play and activities. The second program occurs in the medical facilities where volunteers facilitate creative arts and crafts with patients and their families.

Given their close proximity in age and approachability, college volunteers are uniquely positioned to serve as role models to children facing medical challenges.

Through volunteering, college students develop leadership skills, engage in service opportunities, and raise awareness about Project Sunshine across the country. Chapters participate in both types of volunteer program activities, organize Sending Sunshine events, and fundraise on campus to support Project Sunshine’s mission.

The enthusiasm of our college volunteers carries out the legacy of Project Sunshine’s then-college student founder.


Interested in starting a new chapter? E-mail us.

Our team has currently paused accepting new college applications until the new year. We will resume with new college chapter applications in February 2021. Thank you for your interest.