VITAS Volunteer Memory Bear Crafter

Cause Areas


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


San Jose and South Bay AreaWe have patients throughout the Bay Area:South Bay, East Bay and Tri Valley AreaSan Jose, CA 95126
Hug a a bear... make a bear?
Spend your volunteer time with needle and thread!


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. Bears are made in your home, a sewing machine is needed as is intermediate skill.


  • Sewing

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Please live within the Bay Area, CA

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