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A Memory Bear Stitched Creates a Forever Friend for a Hospice Loved-One

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ORGANIZATION: VITAS Healthcare of SouthWest Florida

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 7 people are interested
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VITAS Healthcare(r) is looking for volunteers who love to sew and want to share their skills with hospice patients and families.

A Memory Bear, sewn by a volunteer with compassion and love, is a forever friend who can ease a hurting heart after the death of a VITAS hospice patient.

Sewn from fabrics such as a patient’s favorite shirt, sports jersey, dress, uniform, etc., a Memory Bear can evoke 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 parent or sibling.

This is a great opportunity for you to give back to your community, use your creative skills, and strengthen your resume.
By volunteering, you can make the biggest difference in another’s life.
For more information about VITAS Volunteer Services or to apply, visit https://www.vitas.com/volunteer.

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About VITAS Healthcare of SouthWest Florida

Location:

4415 Metro Parkway, Suite 110, Fort Myers, FL 33916, 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(r), providing friendly, non-medical support to hospice patients and their family or offering support services in the office. We are seeking caring and compassionate individuals to volunteer for our patients in their homes or in nursing facilities in your community throughout Lee, Glades, and Hendry Counties.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Seniors
Women
Arts & Culture, Seniors, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

In your home or at your sewing clubFort Myers, FL 33916

(26.62104,-81.83337)
 

SKILLS

  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care
  • Sewing

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Bears are usually completed within 6-8 weeks
  • sewing skills

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