Seniors continue to find ways to work safely, even a year into the pandemic. SF ReServe is here to help them continue to find fulfilling work and give back in a professional capacity.
The goal of SF ReServe is to create win-win-win opportunities:
- Provide older adults and people with disabilities who want to work opportunities to work for great causes
- Help local nonprofits and other community-based organizations find affordable and skilled help
- Help our communities grow and thrive by matching these experienced individuals with nonprofit organizations.
Kathy Barr was one of many success stories who found work through the program.
“I was able to use my past work experience while I learned a lot, met some great folks, made some new friends and had fun,” she said. “And I felt useful and respected.”
“My experience working with the League of Women Voters of San Francisco has been outstanding. I became part of a community focused on local, state and national election issues — democracy, education, advocacy and voting rights.”
SF ReServe engages the skills of senior and disabled people, “finding us a meaningful way to participate in the City’s nonprofit workforce and be a part of the City’s social fabric,” Barr said.
If you’re looking for work and want to find out more about whether SF ReServe can help match you to a position, apply to be a ReServist.
‘One of the best jobs I’ve ever had’
Despite the pandemic, most of our dedicated ReServists continue working, often from home.
One of those is Rebecca Shotwell, who we connected with Sequoia Living. One of her jobs was greeting all the folks who came to the Aquatic Park Senior Center. She eventually transitioned to being part of their regular staff. That changed a year ago.
Now, one of her main jobs is making wellness calls to participants. That transition to working from home was a challenge, Shotwell said.
“The learning curve has been really steep and I’ve done it, developing all kinds of new skills along the way,” she said.
“This job continues to be one of the best jobs I’ve ever had. It’s not just a paycheck, but an opportunity to serve my community and to keep that community connected during the pandemic.”
“The staff at Sequoia Living are smart, funny, compassionate and dedicated to their profession, Shotwell continued. “I will forever be grateful to you for helping me work with such an astounding group of people.”
Interested or have questions?
If you are 60 years of age or older, or an adult of any age living with a disability and looking for work, please fill out our Job Inquiry Form.
If you’re a nonprofit or community-focused small business in need of a passionate, experienced person on your team, fill out the Partner Inquiry Form.
For any other questions, contact Jamie Goddard at email@example.com or call 415-821-1003, ext. 110.