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Disclaimer - Create the Change® partners with nonprofit organizations that we believe offer age-appropriate service opportunities for youth and families. All of our partners sign a collaboration agreement promising to provide age-appropriate activities in a safe environment. Create the Change® does not run, host, or facilitate the service opportunities seen here, nor are we responsible in any way for the management (financial or otherwise) of the organizations we feature. Always be sure to research the nonprofit organization and service opportunities available to make sure it's a good fit for you before getting started. You may find the organization's contact information on their profiles.

Duration

Multi-day

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How Often Is This Offered?

Monthly

Age Range

  • 6th - 8th
  • High School

Help Required

Adult

Description

Operated by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, we serve a significant number of patients and residents each year in our Jewish Home & Rehab Center, located on the nine-acre San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living. Non-residential care is offered through our short-term and rehabilitation services unit for patients who require geriatric-specialized, interdisciplinary rehabilitation to recover from surgery or an acute illness, and through our acute geriatric psychiatry hospital. Design a special project using your individual interests and skills, such as leading a discussion group, entertaining residents with your musical abilities, or knitting with a resident. You may also assist with a SFCJL special event like our annual golf tournament fundraiser. *Note: We ask that you commit to 40 hours of volunteer service per year.

What's Needed To Complete

Good communication and leadership skills, interest in aiding and working with older adults, and any special skill or talent, such as ability to play musical instrument.

Whose Help Is Required

Mom, Dad or other grown-up (some adult facilitation/involvement required if under age 14).

Special Requirements

Children under the age of 14 may need supervision. Please note all volunteers must complete an orientation/training and are required to take a Tuberculosis Test (as we are a skilled nursing facility).

How It Makes A Difference

Society often overlooks adults as they age. Your involvement helps prevent isolation and reminds older adults that they are still valued and brings joy and purpose to their lives!

Where to Serve

From Home/Anywhere*

Instructions

Visit our website and fill out the under 18 online volunteer application. Contact the Director of Volunteer Services, Keyatta Shade, at 415-469-2229 or send an email kshade@sfcjl.org. for questions or to schedule an orientation/training. Volunteers under 14 need to be accompanied by an adult. 1. Decide if you have reliable transportation and time to help enhance the lives of a older adults. If so, talk to your parents about getting involved with the San Francisco Campus of Jewish Living. 2. Complete our https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=908438475" target="_blank" rel="noopeneronline volunteer application. 3. You will be contacted once your application has been reviewed to discuss our required orientation/training. 4. Attend required orientation/training. Take required TB test. 5. Once approved as a volunteer, contact the Director of Volunteer Services, mailto:kshade@sfcjl.org" target="_blank" rel="noopenerKey Shade. 6. Schedule an initial visit facilitated by the Director of Volunteer Services.

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