Got Sewing Skills? Use your talent to provide comfort to families and make VITAS Memory Bears!


Cause Areas


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


Near your home, work, school or church inClay CountyOrange Park, FL 32073


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.


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.


  • 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!
  • Must have your own sewing machine. We provide the rest!
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