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Shanti - San Francisco

Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) is seeking volunteers to help keep those most vulnerable in our community together with their beloved pets. By helping PAWS' clients care for their pets you will be ensuring that low-income and disabled individuals in our community can continue to benefit from the unconditional love and healing powers of the human-animal bond.

Since 1987, PAWS has been helping hundreds of people maintain their pets through the dedication of volunteers who do dog walking, help with cat care, distribute pet food at the PAWS pet food bank and/or deliver pet food to clients, transport pets and clients to vet appointments and provide temporary pet foster care. If you are an animal lover and want to help others who are at risk of losing their own beloved companion animal, come join our team of fabulous volunteers today!

TO APPLY, please submit an application here: https://www.tfaforms.com/4755427
If you have any questions, please contact Volunteer Services at volunteerservices@shanti.org.

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About Shanti - San Francisco

Location:

730 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109, US

Mission Statement

Shanti enhances the quality of life, health and well-being of people living with life-threatening illnesses, including Breast Cancer and HIV/AIDS.

Description

Founded in 1974 by Dr. Charles Garfield, Shanti has been at the forefront of a growing national movement to enhance the quality of life for persons living with life-threatening or chronic illnesses by providing volunteer-based emotional and practical support.

Shanti is a Sanskrit word meaning "inner peace" or "tranquility". It is an appropriate name since, ultimately, all of Shanti's direct service and educational programs are aimed at easing the burdens and improving the well-being of people in difficult life situations.

Key to the success of Shanti's mission is the Shanti Model of Peer Support, which is both a philosophy and a set of techniques that are used throughout our work. It is a way of being with another person that frees both parties to be fully who they are and communicate their feelings to one another. It is a way of being which allows two persons to meet as equals. It is a way of relating to others that is characterized by certain values and attitudes.

Definition of Peer
We define peer as someone who is not necessarily like us in obvious ways, but is someone with whom we share a basic humanity; someone with whom we are equals. All people share universal human experiences. By virtue of this shared humanity, we are all peers. The Shanti Model of Peer Support is based on this equality.

Values Underlying the Shanti Model of Peer Support

  • mutual respect
  • positive regard
  • empowerment of the client (the assumption that the client has the solutions to his or her own problems and does not need your advice of direction)
  • genuineness (being oneself, authenticity)
  • acceptance of differences (does not mean agreement, but acceptance based on respect)
  • empathy (allowing oneself to feel with another person)
  • intention to be of service

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3170 23rd St.San Francisco, CA 94110

(37.75422,-122.41571)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training

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