Got Sewing Skills? Share your talent and provide comfort to families by making VITAS Memory Bears


(29.75805,-81.31794)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Near your home, work or school in St. Augustineand St. Johns countySt. Augustine, FL 32086


About

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 provided by the family; the pattern, support and stuffing are provided by VITAS and the creativity is provided by the Memory Bear Volunteer.

Skills:

Volunteers should have a desire to use their talents or hobbies to make a difference in someone’s life. Must have sewing tools: sewing machine, needles, etc. No professional experience is necessary, but creativity is a plus.

Skills

  • Sewing
  • Family Therapy
  • Elder care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 12
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible! There is no minimum hours requirement
  • Must have own sewing machine. Everything else is provided
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