Help make a difference in the lives of children with special needs.


Sunshine offers a wide array of volunteer opportunities for people of all ages. There is an active recruitment campaign currently underway. Volunteers make a difference in the following ways:


Therapeutic Play

Join in the fun of our Toddler and/or our Special Needs group, and participate in interactive games, music, dance, art, and play activities that are specially-designed to stimulate developmental and physical growth.

Cuddle Club

You can cuddle and hold our special babies, push strollers, and sing and read to our littlest residents.

Friendly Visitor

Make a difference and become a buddy to one of our children with scheduled one-to-one weekly visits.

Special Events

Accompany staff and children on trips, assist with celebrations of special events and/or monthly birthday parties.

Teen Program

We offer many opportunities for middle and high school students to satisfy their confirmation and mitzvah community service commitments. Teens work with children of all ages in a variety of activities under the direct supervision of the Therapeutic Activities department.

College Internships

Our internships focus on various academic disciplines as they relate to children’s health, medical care, teaching, social work, therapeutic services and marketing.

Volunteer applicant’s interests, skills and availability are matched to create the most exciting, enriching and rewarding volunteer experience. Volunteers are requested to provide a minimum of two to four hours per week for a period of no less than six months.

For more information on Sunshine’s volunteer opportunities, set an appointment for a tour or an opportunity to discuss your interests and availability, please contact Paula Listi at plisti@sunshinechildrenshome.org or by calling 914-333-7090.