Know how to sew? Use your talent to bring comfort to grieving families by making VITAS Memory Bears!

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VITAS Healthcare of Jacksonville

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 13 people are interested
Veterans Bears- honoring service

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.

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About VITAS Healthcare of Jacksonville

Location:

7406 Fullerton St., Suite 105, Jacksonville, FL 32256, US

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.

Description

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.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Near your home, office or school location in DuvalJacksonville, FL 32256

(30.22054,-81.55372)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 13
  • Orientation or Training
  • FLEXIBLE!
  • Must have own sewing machine. We provide the rest!

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