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Pet Foster Care & Pet Transportation Volunteers Needed

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ORGANIZATION: Shanti - San Francisco

We are looking for volunteers to help our PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support) program (Must be age 18+). PAWS provides pet care services to clients who are physically unable to perform pet care tasks without assistance. These services are available based on client need and volunteer availability.

Pet Foster Care services are for emergency situations, such as when a client has a crisis related to health, family, housing, etc. PAWS will provide pet foster volunteers with food and supplies, and will assist with any veterinary care that should arise.

Pet Transportation services are for clients who are physically unable to transport their pet to and from the vet. Volunteers pick up and drop off the client’s pet for veterinary appointments.

We do not expect our volunteers to be available for this all the time; if you are able and interested in helping with this, please apply here: https://www.tfaforms.com/4755427

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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


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Animals, Community, People with Disabilities


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3170 23rd streetSan FranciscoSan Francisco, CA 94110



  • Animal Care / Handling




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Your commitment varies on our clients needs and your availability.
  • If you are interested in becoming a PAWS Pet Support Volunteer, please complete the PAWS volunteer application on our website: https://www.shanti.org/volunteer/individual-volunteer-opportunities/

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