Sunshine Foundation

Volunteer with Sunshine

Volunteers make dreams happen. In regions across Canada, volunteers are at the heart of Sunshine, sharing their valuable time and skills. They’re planning events, helping with local Sunshine Dreams, and engaging their communities. No matter what they’re doing, our volunteers are making a difference for Sunshine Dreamers, making it possible for Sunshine to fulfill so many dreams for kids who deserve an extra special experience.

Would you like to volunteer at an event supporting Sunshine?

  • October 6-8, 2017; Okanagan Marathon - Kelowna, BC
  • Sunshine Home Office support

Interested in becoming a Sunshine volunteer?

Please complete the easy online application form below. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call 1.800.461.7935 or email us at volunteer [at] sunshine.ca:

Submit a Volunteer Application

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to have previous volunteer experience? 
Sunshine welcomes volunteers with all levels of experience.

How often do I have to volunteer?
It really depends on you. Think about how much time you want to devote to your volunteer experience and what will be manageable for you. 

What is the minimum age requirement to volunteer with Sunshine?
Sunshine volunteers should be 16 years of age. Some opportunities may require volunteers to be over the age of 18 or accompanied by an adult.

How are volunteer roles assigned? 
Sunshine does it's best to assign opportunities based on your interests and your availability. 

Am I able to apply my volunteering hours at Sunshine to my high school volunteering requirements?
Sunshine encourages high school students to plan a fundraising event at your school that could be counted towards your volunteer hours. If we have special volunteer opportunities available for people aged 13-18 they will be posted on our website.

Do I need a police check to volunteer?
Yes, police checks are required to volunteer with Sunshine.

Can I volunteer with my friends and family?
Absolutely! If you would like to volunteer together for the same event, please let us know so we can do our best to place you as a group if possible. 

Where do I find information about current volunteer opportunities?
We will post all opportunities on our website. You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter to keep in the know.  

When is the next Sunshine DreamLift in my area and how can I volunteer to take part?
Sunshine DreamLift Volunteers are recruited at the time of each DreamLift, depending on the medical needs of the children who will be on each flight.
If you are a doctor, nurse, physiotherapist, or seating technician, and see a DreamLift in your area, please reach out to programs [at] sunshine.ca for more information on volunteering for these specialised roles.

When a volunteer opportunity comes available, how do I let Sunshine know I am interested? 
Please email volunteer [at] sunshine.ca.

How will I find out what is happening with Sunshine?
There is a lot going on at Sunshine. Sign up for Sunshine's eNewsletter by clicking here. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

What do I need to do if I or a group of volunteers wants to organize a fund raising event in support of Sunshine?
Fundraising events are important to Sunshine. Tell us about your plans by clicking here: Plan an Event.  

Our company is interested in group volunteer opportunities, how do we go about this?
Please email Christine at info [at] sunshine.ca.

You have not answered my question. Who can I contact?
Please contact volunteer [at] sunshine.ca. Our team will gladly answer your questions.