VITAS Memory Bear Volunteer- St. Louis, MO

Cause Areas


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


Near your home, business or school location in thethe following counties, St. Louis, St. Charles,Franklin and JeffersonSaint Louis, MO 63146


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. For more information, please contact Emily Jokerst at (314) 682-3400 or at


  • Sewing

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
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