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PAWS Food Bank Delivery Volunteers Needed

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Shanti Project of San Francisco


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PAWS Food Bank Delivery Volunteers Needed

ABOUT PETS ARE WONDERFUL SUPPORT (PAWS) FOOD BANK & BECOMING A VOLUNTEER:

The PAWS Pet Food Bank is the very first service provided by the PAWS program of Shanti Project and has been in operation since 1987.

The Food Bank provides PAWS clients with a supplemental allotment of pet food, litter and a variety of pet supplies (e.g., toys, treats, collars, leashes, carriers/crates, etc.) every month. This basic but essential service can often mean the difference between our clients meeting their own nutritional needs and sacrificing their needs to feed their animal companions, or being able to keep their pets in their lives at all.

Many of our clients are unable to come to the Pet Food Bank due to their disability. We rely on the generosity and commitment of volunteers to deliver food and supplies to all of our homebound clients. That’s where you come in!

VOLUNTEER DUTIES:

  • Deliver bags of pet food/supplies to 8-10 homebound clients in SF neighborhoods
  • Delivery team consists of two people (a driver and a rider) - you must choose your own rider (friend/family member/partner) anyone you feel comfortable with during COVID
  • On the day of your shift, you will pick up the delivery routes and bags from the PAWS office, and deliver items to all the clients in that route
  • Client address and contact information will be provided in each delivery route
  • Shifts take around 2-3 hours to complete

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Minimum age of 18 years old 
  • Must have your own vehicle, current driver’s license, and proof of insurance
  • Able to lift up to 30 lbs 
  • Must be able to walk up and down stairs and/or use elevators
  • Comfortable driving to any/all neighborhoods in SF

COVID REQUIREMENTS:

  • Choose your own rider (friend/family member/partner) anyone you feel comfortable with during COVID
  • Volunteers must be in good health and under the age of 60
  • Volunteers do not enter client’s home
  • Volunteers will social distance- 6 feet apart 
  • Volunteers will wear a mask, gloves, and sanitize frequently 

WHEN & WHERE: 

  • Saturdays 10AM - 1PM. Volunteers can elect to be on-call status or commit to one Saturday per month
  • Starting at the PAWS office in the Mission District and going to clients’ homes in various neighborhoods in SF

HOW TO APPLY:


Other ways to support the PAWS Pet Food Bank?

Donate much needed items* including: dry & canned cat food (especially Fancy Feast), dry & canned dog food (especially Cesar’s), treats (especially cat treats), poop bags, clumping cat litter, leashes, toys and clothing (especially for small dogs.)

*We accept food in its original packaging that has not passed its expiration or 'Best by’ date, and new or clean, gently used clothing and supplies.

ABOUT PETS ARE WONDERFUL SUPPORT (PAWS) FOOD BANK & BECOMING A VOLUNTEER:

The PAWS Pet Food Bank is the very first service provided by the PAWS program of Shanti Project and has been in operation since 1987.

The Food Bank provides PAWS…

Details at a glance

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Location

3170 23rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

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