Since 1997 we have worked with thousands of volunteers, social workers, corporations, and other partners to transform the way kids experience foster care. Our programs are created to provide a way for people who cannot become foster or adoptive parents to still have a meaningful and impactful way to help children under the care of (CPS) Child Protective Services. Looking for a way to build workplace morale? Want to invest in your staff by hosting a teambuilding event? Hoping to empower your neighbors, friends, and family to make a difference in the life of a child? Searching for a way for your Girl Scout or Boy Scout Troop to make an impactful donation to children who otherwise would be without? Whatever drives you … check out all the ways you can get involved TODAY!!!

Available Volunteer Opportunities:

There are several upcoming Family Day volunteer opportunities at BEAR! Family Days are fast and fun-filled volunteer shifts held at the BEAR Warehouse, where you and your family are encouraged to participate. Click the date you are interested in below to sign up today!

Program Opportunities:
July 19, 2022 – August 10, 2022 BEAR Back to School

Off-Site Volunteer Opportunities:
June 24, 2022 Musical Chair-ity at CityCentre
June 24, 2022-June 27, 2022 JJO Summer Drive, Stuffing the Bus

Volunteer Consent Form:

Please ensure THIS FORM is completed and signed prior to volunteering with BEAR.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Seeking hours for a volunteer service project? Looking for a team building exercise for students or colleagues? See below for the different ways that you can volunteer remotely…from home, school, or even the office!


Through our BEAR Rooms, we are able to compile NEW bags (diaper/duffle/backpack/overnight) filled with items like a stuffed animal, blanket, hygiene kit, and more. These BEAR bags are available to children of all ages ranging from newborn to 17 years of age.

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Hygiene Packs

Most of the children, newborn – 17 years, entering Child Protective Service (CPS) have very little. Often times not even a toothbrush, toothpaste, or soap. Providing a child with the most basic of needs helps to create normalcy and establishes good hygiene. Help us provide the more than 14,000 children we serve annually with basic necessities.

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School Bags

Purchasing school supplies and uniforms can be difficult for families of abused and neglected children, who are often struggling to make ends meet. Help create confidence, normalcy and the potential to succeed throughout the entire school year. These bags are handed out to grade school children (PreK-12th) as needed!

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Host a Drive

Drives are a great way to amplify your positive impact in a child’s life! Whether you host a drive at the office, church, with your classmates or club members, or simply start a collection in your neighborhood with friends and family, your in-kind donation is essential in helping us provide basic necessities for the abused and neglected children we serve every day. Drives are also a phenomenal way to share BEAR with more of the community!

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