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Meals On Wheels of San Francisco

Cause Area

  • Seniors

Location

1375 Fairfax AvenueSAN FRANCISCO, CA 94124 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Meals on Wheels San Francisco and its volunteers provide seniors what they need to live independent and dignified lives -- nutritious meals, professional social work and a friendly visitor. Our network of drivers, social workers, nutritionists, community partners, volunteers, donors, and advocates are a formidable force against senior neglect and malnutrition. Meals on Wheels San Francisco believes in delivering more than a meal - we are nourishing the whole person. Founded in 1970, MOWSF is a local, independent non-profit organization. MOWSF exists to alleviate the food insecurity and loneliness experienced by seniors who want to stay in their own homes but cannot shop or prepare meals for themselves. Our services are geared towards those with the greatest physical, social and economic need. The seniors we serve are frail, have limited ability to purchase or prepare meals, and have little or no support from family or caregivers. All of our clients are physically challenged due to a variety of conditions such as heart disease, cancer, vision loss, arthritis, and diabetes. They are also confronted with the anxiety that the cost of living in San Francisco could outweigh their limited income

Description

Interested in helping social workers who are committed to the seniors in our community? We are seeking a volunteer to help in our offices. The tasks include filing; helping to sort confidential files and filling in where the social workers need help. Our social workers support over 2500 seniors with important home visits.

Details of the positon are :

copying

compiling handbooks

updating files (both by hand and electronically)

assisting with other projects as needed

Working as a social worker volunteer gives you the chance to provide valuable support for the services we provide to our SF community of seniors and adults with disabilities.

Volunteers will work to make a difference in the life of a homebound senior! They will work from Advent offices to create handmade birthday cards. For some of our elderly neighbors, this may even be the only birthday cards they receive.

Reviews

Would you recommend Meals On Wheels of San Francisco?
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by Alex H. from San Francisco, CA (May 31, 2008)
MOW San Francisco is great. I've delivered holiday gifts and worked at the Friday meals and both events were well organized and fun. Linda M is a great coordinator. All the volunteers are fun to work with. If you're looking to get involved in SF, this is a great place.

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