VITAS Volunteer Memory Bear Crafter- VITAS Healthcare- St. Louis, MO 63146


(38.688755,-90.46439)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Near your home, school or business locationanywhere within 20 mi radius of 63146Saint Louis, MO 63146


About

We are currently looking for volunteers to make home-sewn memory bears to help comfort family members after the death of a VITAS patient. The bears are sewn from select 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 provided by the family; the pattern, support and stuffing are provided by VITAS and the creativity is provided by the Memory Bear Volunteer.

Memory bears are a project that can be done in your own home and any time you are able to contribute is greatly appreciated. For more information, please contact Emily Jokerst at (314) 682-3400 or at Emily.Jokerst@Vitas.com.

Mission Statement:

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.

Skills

  • Knitting
  • Sewing

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Flexible according to your schedule & bear project
  • Sewing experience, ability to come to VITAS office to pick up/drop off bears, project supplies, etc.

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