Volunteer For Bear Necessities!

Because of volunteers’ generous contribution of time and talent, their hard work and dedication, we are able to provide hope and support to children battling cancer.

If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact the office at 312.214.1200.

VOLUNTEER opportunities:

Bear Tie Ball

Annual black-tie gala (help with set up & tear down, raffle ticket sales, registration, live and silent auctions)

Golf for the Bear

Annual golf outing (help with set up & tear down, hole challenges, auction and raffle)

A Walk for the Bear

Annual three-mile-walk for ALL (help with set-up, tear down, registration, t-shirts, race guide)

Third Party Events

These are events that are organized by members of the community to benefit Bear Necessities.

Bear Hug Givers

Coordinating Bear Hugs for patients and their families.


Bear Tie Ball Committee, Golf Committee, Little Black Dress Committee


Bear Necessities offers internships to current college students!  Experience the non-profit world with us and receive school credit!  Internships will be available throughout the year; positions are limited. CLICK HERE for more information.

CreatIve Collaborations

Small group opportunities working with pediatric cancer patients to create “patient art.”

Bear Necessities Representatives

Individuals to attend check presentations, volunteer fairs, speaking engagements, etc.


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Chicago Headquarters

55 West Wacker Dr, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60601

(312) 214-1200

Florida Chapter

Serving Golisano Children's Hospital
& greater Southwest Florida
Contact: [email protected]