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San Francisco Education Fund

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Learning to understand our emotions and how to manage them with skill is one of the most important lessons any human being can learn. The San Francisco Education Fund is seeking volunteers with a consistent Mindfulness practice to lead 30-minute Mindfulness sessions once a week in public school classrooms in San Francisco. Volunteers will teach elementary school students focusing techniques, based on the Mindful Arts in the Classroom curriculum, to help them cultivate the skill of present-moment awareness. Some opportunities for volunteers without a consistent Mindfulness practice may be available in the form of assistant roles.

Most teachers are requesting in-person Mindfulness volunteers so far this semester but we anticipate there may be limited virtual opportunities as well.

Our first training for the 2021-2022 school year will be in September.

Please indicate your interest in joining the program at: https://sfedfund.org/volunteer-interest-form/

We look forward to working with you!

BAY AREA RESIDENTS ONLY, PLEASE

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About San Francisco Education Fund

Location:

2730 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA 94110, US

Mission Statement

The San Francisco Education Fund's programming focuses on one goal: improving student success in San Francisco public schools. Because no single effort can yield the results we seek, the Education Fund utilizes a multi-faceted approach focused on teachers, volunteers, students, and strategic partnerships. The Education Fund's ongoing research, policy and public engagement work spans all of our program areas.

Description

The San Francisco Education Fund believes that strong
public schools are critical to San Francisco's viability and that the community must take action to ensure their success. By acting as a bridge between the community and the classroom, the Education Fund increases the availability and impact of resources for students and teachers throughout San Francisco public schools.

Our integrated approach:

  • supports teachers with training and resources to enhance their classroom practice;
  • matches volunteer skills with teacher requests;
  • engages students to create positive changes in their schools;
  • unites families, service providers, businesses and others to build stronger school communities; and
  • informs district policy through community input and strategic partnerships.
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations San Francisco, CA 94110

(37.74858,-122.41841)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Mental Health
  • Child Development
  • Spiritual Healing

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers commit to one hour/week for the duration of the school year. Volunteer opportunities are during normal classroom hours, approx. 9am-3pm. No weekend or evening opportunities available.
  • Must live in the San Francisco Bay Area, close enough to volunteer in-person when permissible. Criminal background check, negative TB test results, and proof of COVID vaccination required.

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