CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO & SHANTI PROJECT

CERV PROGRAM

Connecting San Franciscans in this critical time of need

If you are (or someone you know is) seeking support during the coronavirus pandemic, please contact the San Francisco Department of Disability and Aging Services (DAS) helpline at (415) 355-6700. Their phone line is operating seven days a week and is your one-stop-shop for information and access to services. DAS Website >>

ABOUT THE CERV PROGRAM & BECOMING A VOLUNTEER

CERV is a program created in partnership between the City of San Francisco’s Department of Disability and Aging Services (DAS) and Shanti Project. CERV volunteers provide one-time or occasional practical support to older and vulnerable adults who are strongly advised to limit outdoor exposure during the Coronavirus pandemic.

EXAMPLES OF SUPPORT
  • Grocery shopping
  • Dog Walking
  • Delivery of pet food, medication, and other essentials
  • Mail pickup
VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS
  • Volunteers must be in good health and under the age of 60
  • Volunteers are required to pass a background check
  • Volunteers are required to follow San Francisco Coronavirus protocol

How to Become a Volunteer

Step One | Express Interest
Email helpnow@shanti.org or call 415.674.4701 and leave a voicemail to express your interest. A Shanti staff member will return your message in a timely manner.

Step Two | Application & Background Check
Fill out a volunteer application and background check forms.

Step Three | Phone Interview & Training
Participate in a phone interview. A Shanti staff member will also discuss and share best practices and protocols for volunteer support with you.

THANK YOU

Thank you to our partners for helping Shanti provide compassionate care, connection, and community during the coronavirus pandemic.

The City and County of San Francisco

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TWO ADDITIONAL WAYS YOU CAN HELP

We realize that not everyone is in a position to participate as a CERV volunteer. However, everyone can play a role, and we ask you to consider these two additional ways to help.

Provide a Gift Of Financial Support
The call to service for safety net nonprofits like Shanti is resounding, especially in these fragile times. If you are in a position to provide a gift, we would be grateful for your support. All donations are 100% tax-deductible and will be doubled now through June 30, 2020 up to a total of $150,000 by Shanti’s Board of Directors. Donate online at www.shanti.org/donate or by contacting our Deputy Director of Development, Scarlett Chidgey at schidgey@shanti.org or 415-625-5217.

Check with your employer about corporate giving—many Bay Area companies will match your donation, doubling or even tripling your gift.

Spread the Word
Please help get the word out to the community about the ways to help. Here are a few suggestions:

  • NextDoor: Share this web page on your NextDoor account to mobilize neighbors interested in helping out.
  • Social Media: Like, comment, and share our upcoming posts about CERV.
  • Word of Mouth: Direct folks to our website at www.shanti.org to learn how to get involved or how to make a 100% tax deductible gift.