Sunshine Foundation

Rayons de soleil célèbre la VALEUR du bénévolat!

Dimanche 15 avril 2018

Every April, Sunshine welcomes the opportunity to be part of a special week that is designated across Canada to honour and celebrate the spirit of volunteerism. National Volunteer Week 2018 takes place April 15-21. This year’s theme: “Celebrate the Value of Volunteering -  building confidence, competence, connections and community,” shines a light on the valuable and far-reaching impact of volunteering, not just upon the organization, but upon the volunteer, their family, their community, and the social and economic fabric of Canada.

Since Sunshine’s founding thirty years ago, volunteers have been at the heart of our organization, sharing their time, service and expertise in all kinds of ways. They provide guidance and governance, plan events, assist in the office, help with local Sunshine Dreams, and engage their communities through fundraising and awareness building.

Not only do these countless acts of volunteering make a tremendous contribution to Sunshine, but they create a wealth of positive benefits for our volunteers too.

Research shows that volunteering provides a sense of purpose and fulfillment, expands meaningful social and professional connections, builds confidence through developing new skills or enhancing existing ones, opens doors to future career opportunities, and improves health and happiness.

At Sunshine, we love to hear individual volunteers tell us that ‘they get way more than they give’ from their Sunshine volunteer experience.

As we celebrate National Volunteer Week 2018, we invite you to take a moment to read some firsthand accounts about the benefits of being a Sunshine volunteer.  

"Fabulous experience, one I will hold near and dear to my heart forever. Appreciate the opportunity to join such an amazing group."  Sunshine DreamLift volunteer, 2017.

"I think this has got to be one of the best volunteer jobs I have ever had. To see the smiles on a child's face is priceless and I am honoured to volunteer.  Thank you and keep up with the great work you do."   Sunshine volunteer, 2017.

"[Sunshine DreamLift Brantford] was an amazing whirlwind adventure.  The experience was second to none.  What an honour it was for me to volunteer and say 'Yes' for an entire day!! Sunshine was organized, efficient, professional and caring. Thank you for the experience." Sunshine DreamLift volunteer, 2017.

To our many generous and caring Sunshine volunteers from coast to coast, thank you for your support!

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