Volunteers make BEAR possible!
BEAR provides a variety of volunteering opportunities for individuals and groups. If one of the opportunities isn’t exactly right for you, contact us and we’ll work together to find something that is.
There is always a way to get involved in helping the abused and neglected children we serve. We have a variety of opportunities for individuals, families and groups to volunteer, from one-time events to regularly scheduled volunteer hours. If you are looking for a specific way to help, see the current opportunities listed on this page. We are always open to your ideas and suggestions!
Get involved with friends and peers to help CPS kids and the Caseworkers that support them! Opportunities include: restocking and organizing BEAR rooms, hosting Caseworker Appreciation events, and helping with all BEAR programs as exclusive volunteers.
BEAR Cares – Volunteer Spotlight: Bring your group and join us for a volunteer opportunity for your chance to be featured in our #VolunteerSpotlight series on BEAR’s Facebook page!
Warehouse Workdays: Help us move inventory out of our current warehouse and into our new one! Volunteers must be 12 and older to participate. Email us for more information; this will be an ongoing opportunity throughout summer.
2018 Back to School Dates: Tuesday July 10 and conclude on Thursday August 9. This opportunity is every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between the hours of 9am-12noon. Volunteers must be 12 and older to participate.
2018 BEARing Gifts Dates: Beginning Tuesday, November 27 until Wednesday, December 19th!
Monday – Friday at the warehouse from 9am – 12pm or 1pm – 4pm
Saturday, December 8th 9am – 12pm
Saturday, December 15th 9am – 12pm
Volunteer consent forms available here: Updated Consent Forms – Adult and Minor
Please contact Michelle Searles for any questions about becoming a volunteer at BEAR: