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 come from items of the patient's clothing: a favorite button down shirt, t-shirt, suit, pair of pants, pullover top, dress, 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 family provides the fabric and VITAS provides the pattern, support and stuffing. Most importantly, the Memory Bear Volunteer provides the creativity. Experienced sewers and tailors only please.
There are many options for volunteering and VITAS appreciates your time. In addition, we also have other sewing projects available including making patriotic fleece throws and facemasks for veteran patients. For more information, please contact Emily Jokerst at (314) 682-3400 or at Emily.Jokerst@Vitas.com
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About VITAS Healthcare of St. Louis
1801 Park 270 Drive, Suite 150, Saint Louis, MO 63146, US
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 advo cat es 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.
Volunteers are the heart of VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, providing friendly, non-medical patient and family care and offering support services in the office, using their cars and from their own homes.
We'll work with your schedule.
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