We are looking for individuals or groups who would like to use an easy online pattern, to create handmade bears for grieving children. These will go into our "Comfort Boxes', which are distributed to funeral home directors and school counselors, to distribute to newly bereaved students upon their return to school.
You don't have to be super crafty or a professional, we love the handmade look of our bears! This is a great opportunity for Home Ec teachers, Brownie/Girl Scout/Cub Scout groups, women's groups and more! Volunteers of any age are welcome! Hand or machine sewing.
The pattern is here: https://www.shinyhappyworld.com/2014/04/warren-charity-bear-free-teddy-bear-pattern.html
Interested groups: We are unable to provide supplies or shipping costs. If you are interested, you will have to provide all of the supplies and mail them to us in Pennsylvania. This has been a very successful volunteer activity for us so far!
Please feel free to use any and all types of fabrics, whatever you have to use is great! We love variety! Thank you for helping!! We are a 501c3 nonprofit public charity, and all of our programs including our Comfort Boxes are provided at no charge to the grieving families we serve. Our website is www.campkoala.org, and we have a Camp Koala Facebook page too!
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Camp Koala
PO Box 2106, Kingston, PA 18704, US
Our mission is to provide grieving children and teens with the tools and resources to help them manage their grief in a healthy way and to offer companionship in a healthy environment. We want each child who attends our camp to leave with a sense of hope, that they are not alone in their grief, and hope that they will continue to seek help in their journey towards healing. Since loss knows no bounds, our camps are provided free of charge to all campers.
Each of the campers, ages 7-12, and 13-18, who have lost a parent, primary caregiver or sibling, will be paired with an adult Big Buddy throughout the weekend. Each Big Buddy volunteer is required to attend a volunteer training session the month prior to camp. Camp is filled with sessions tailored toward the grieving child and many fun activities as well as traditional camp activities.
Children & Youth
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.