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Shanti - San Francisco


Volunteer for PAWS' Holiday Stocking Delivery: Sunday, December 8th!

Every holiday season, Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) delivers hundreds of holiday gift bags filled with donated pet treats and toys to our clients and their pets throughout SF with the help of volunteers!

It’s easy to get involved! Volunteer as a driver or rider and be paired with other volunteers to help you deliver stockings. Or volunteer as a pair with a friend or loved one!

It's a yearly highlight for our community! Our clients and their beloved pets look forward to this event each year. The smiles and joy you bring with your help will be a lasting memory for you all!

Want to volunteer for this event? Please contact Kayla Smyth at for more information

2 Shifts

  • Sun Dec 08, 2019 - morning / 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    You can either be the driver or the rider. You can choose which shift works best. You will be delivering gift bags to our clients in their home
  • Sun Dec 08, 2019 - afternoon / 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
    You can either be the driver or the rider. You can choose which shift works best. You will be delivering gift bags to our clients in their home
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About Shanti - San Francisco


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.


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


Sun Dec 08, 2019
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM   This opportunity has 2 shifts


3170 23rd St.San Francisco, CA 94110




  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • You get to choose what shifts work best for your schedule. Each shift is approximately 2 hours.

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