Position: General Volunteer Reports to: Member and Volunteer Coordinator Location: Varies; special event, office, member's homes, virtually by phone or online. Description: San Francisco Village is an inter-generational community that dignifies aging. We connect our members to the resources and meaningful relationships they need to thrive in the city they love. Many of them have lived in San Francisco more than 50 years and have stories to tell!! San Francisco Village Volunteers provide companionship, assist with errands and work one-on-one with members to help them stay independent and in charge of their lives. Volunteers may be asked to help with organizing papers or collections, weed the garden, update a computer or accompany a member to the grocery store. Many successful volunteer matches include technology support, like teaching an older person how to use a smart phone; coffee and conversation; and simple chores that they simply can’t achieve on their own any more.
During COVID-19: SFV volunteers continue to engage with our members and we have shifted to opportunities that allow volunteers to assist with technology by phone and connect with members by phone as friendly callers. One of the greatest needs we presently have is for volunteers to go grocery shopping for members. Social distancing guidelines provided as part of training.
Qualifications: San Francisco Village requires volunteers to complete a two-hour training and they must pass a background check. During COVID-19 pandemic, volunteer training takes place online via Zoom. Responsibilities and Duties: Varied; grocery shopping, driving to doctor's appointments, companionship, event help.
Note: This is an ongoing opportunity so we will be recruiting volunteers on a continual basis
To help San Franciscans navigate the transitions of aging, we partner with our members to connect them with the community, programming and expertise they need to live lives of purpose and meaning.
What is the San Francisco Village?
San Francisco Village is a non-profit membership organization that connects older San Franciscans to the community, programming and expertise they need to live lives of purpose and meaning. We offer a network of volunteers, high-quality resources, services, programs, and activities that help our members stay independent and in charge of their lives as they age.
Nourish, enrich, and enhance the experience of aging in our community with a membership that reflects the diversity of our city.
Through our own programs as well as collaborations with many other San Francisco organizations, SFV is committed to older adults living their lives the way they want with friends and family - normal, natural, joyful aging in the place they love best - their homes and apartments, and in San Francisco.
Computers & Technology
We'll work with your schedule.
3220 Fulton St.San Francisco, CA94118
December 8, 2020
Basic Computer Skills
Must be at least 16
Orientation or Training
6 months or more
Volunteers will be offered training online via Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic.