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Pet Food Bank Delivery Volunteers Needed (especially drivers!) (mission district)

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. Pet Food Bank volunteers are urgently needed during this period of the pandemic to ensure our community members and their pets receive these crucial supplies. 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 16 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

WHEN & WHERE:

Opportunities on Fridays 1-3pm and Saturdays 10am-12:30pm
All help is appreciated; volunteers can come once, occasionally, or regularly
Starting at the PAWS office in the Mission District and going to clients’ homes in various neighborhoods in SF

HOW TO APPLY:

Please sign up for a shift here- https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4AAFAE2CAAF show contact info -paws#/
Read the Food Bank guide here- https://www.shanti.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Shanti-Project-PAWS-Pet-Food-Bank-Volunteer-Guide.pdf

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.

Thank you for considering this important opportunity to serve the San Francisco community!

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