"Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world." ~ Margaret Mead

Volunteer for Bear Necessities!  Complete a Volunteer Profile HERE!

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 Alex Shalak at 312.214.1200 x21 or ashalak@bearnecessities.org.



Signature Events

  • 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)
  • Family Walk - Details coming soon!

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.

  Event Committees, Parent/Family Council

  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.

Assists with various office projects including mailings, computer database work, pick-up and deliveries, etc. This is a scheduled position determined by volunteer and the Office Manager.

Public speakers are needed to represent Bear Necessities at various events.  Volunteers must be well acquainted with organization information and facts and have good public speaking skills.


Attend a New Volunteer Orientation

- 5:30 pm

- 5:30 pm

RSVP is required.  Contact Alex Shalak at 312.214.1200 x21 or ashalak@bearnecessities.org.

Get Involved!

Get your school, church, or organization involved with Bear Necessities.  With your help fundraising and/or volunteering, together, we can continue to help kids fight against cancer. Email events@bearnecessities.org. 

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