The beauty of being a Sunshine Club volunteer is that with just a minimal investment of time and attention, you can dramatically change the life of another human being. You can part the curtains of loneliness and allow the sun to shine in. You can ensure that Bubbies and Zadies who gave so much of themselves in their earlier years get to enjoy their senior years with the dignity, respect and gratitude they deserve. A society that reveres its elderly is a society that knows its own soul.

Volunteers must be fifteen years of age or older. Married couples can pair up for visits and may bring their children along as circumstances allow. After signing on, volunteers attend an initial training and orientation session, with quarterly follow-up and update sessions held throughout the year. A volunteer handbook, program schedule and booklet of suggested activities are given to each volunteer. A program coordinator meets individually with each volunteer so as to assign a best suited senior friend, and continues to monitor compatibility and progress of visits thereafter.

For further information or to sign up as a Sunshine Club volunteer, please call  (514) 342-1988.