Stitch a Memory Bear. Create a Forever Friend.
VITAS Healthcare of Mid-State FL (Polk, Hardee, & Highlands counties)
A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
22 people are interested
VITAS Healthcare(r) is looking for people who love to sew and who are able to share their skills with hospice patients and families.
A Memory Bear, sewn by a volunteer with compassion and love, is a forever friend who can ease a hurting heart after the death of a VITAS hospice patient.
Sewn from a favorite pair of jeans, a pullover top, dress, bathrobe or nightgown, a Memory Bear may recall the closeness of a loved one, bring a smile to someone in distress, or offer a sense of security to a child who feels alone after the loss of a parent or sibling.
This is a great opportunity for you to give back to the community. By taking time out of your busy work week you can make the biggest difference in another’s life.
For more information about VITAS Volunteer Services visit https://www.vitas.com/volunteer.
About VITAS Healthcare of Mid-State FL (Polk, Hardee, & Highlands counties)
6850 New Tampa Highway, Suite 600, Lakeland, FL 33815, US
VITAS Healthcare recognizes the importance of a strong and innovative program. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program, allowing VITAS to continue personalizing, enhancing and expanding services offered to patients and families. By exemplifying the VITAS Values, volunteers serve as patient and family advocates and are proactive in meeting the needs of patients and families. VITAS integrates volunteers into the hospice team by actively recruiting, training, supporting and creatively utilizing volunteers to meet patient and family needs. Volunteers and their contributions are respected and valued.
Volunteers are the heart of VITAS Healthcare, providing friendly, non-medical patient and family care and offering support services in the office, using their cars and from their own homes.