VITAS Volunteer Memory Bear Crafter


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


In your homeWashington, DC 20032


VITAS Memory Bear Volunteers make home-sewn bears with compassion and love to ease a hurting heart after the death of a VITAS patient. The bears are sewn from items of the patient's clothing: a favorite pair of jeans, pullover top, dress, bathrobe, nightgown, etc. 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 grandparent, parent or sibling. The fabric is provide by the family; the pattern, support and stuffing are provided by VITAS and the creativity is provided by the Memory Bear Volunteer. Bears are made in the volunteer's home.


  • Exhibition Arts
  • Sewing

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 14
  • 2 hours per week
  • Volunteers should have a desire to use their talents or hobbies to make a difference in someone's li

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