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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Shanti Project of San Francisco

For 47 years, Shanti Peer Support Volunteers have been providing emotional and practical support to people living with life-threatening illness, as well as LGBT isolated seniors and adults with disabilities, much like you would support a friend or family member in need. If you would like to tangibly enhance the life of someone who needs it the most, we encourage you to contact us and learn more about this truly unique opportunity.


Peer Support Volunteers need to be 18+ years of age.


As a peer support volunteer, you will:

--Go through the internationally-recognized Shanti Model of Peer Support training

--Be matched 1-on-1 with a client to whom you will provide companionship, a non-judgmental ear and light practical assistance

--Join a community of thoughtful, supportive volunteers and staff


For this program, we ask for a commitment of 2 hours a week for at least 6 months. We also organize support groups once a month, and ask all volunteers to attend. The hours can be done according to volunteer's schedules--a lot of our volunteers visit their clients on weekends or evenings--so it's definitely flexible.


If you decide to enroll in the Peer Support Program there is a mandatory volunteer training. The next training will be in-person at our San Francisco office - June 17-19 2022. Proof of covid-19 vaccination is required for attendance. (Training may change to be on Zoom only depending on Covid-19 conditions; please inquire upon time of application for most up-to-date information)


The purpose of this training is to prepare volunteers to work with individuals who are isolated, or living with life-threatening illnesses and other disabilities. The training will supply information about challenges our clients face as well as teach communication and listening skills through a variety of interactive exercise. The training is intensive, but our volunteers typically find it to be an enriching, community-building experience.


If you are interested in becoming a Shanti volunteer, start by filling out an application here: https://www.tfaforms.com/4661943

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Location:

389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.

Description

Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Animals, Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

730 Polk Street3rd floorSan Francisco, CA 94109

(37.78385,-122.41911)
 

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