Close to San Francisco! 30 minutes away taking the BART train. Even closer to Oakland and Berkeley. I live in what we call the San Francisco bay area. Beautiful place to live! Challenging, peaceful, time to reflect and close to all the bay area's activities. There are at least several reasons why a person should want to volunteer at my place. I will mention a couple here. The most important reason is that the volunteer has the opportunity to help another person become as complete as a person could be that has physical limitations. You would not only be here to bridge the gap of the physical limitations and to contribute to the world and receive gratitude. In the process you will become friends and that friendship has the possibility of being for a lifetime. I have been in a wheelchair since the age of 18. I was in the hospital for 13 months when I 1st got injured. I have always had someone assisting me. I'm now 61 years old and without the kindness and love from other people I would not have achieved all that I have so far. My helper not only becomes my connection between myself and the world but also becomes connected in a way that's hard to understand if you've never done this before. Needless to say I have my ex helpers visiting be every year and have maintained those friendships.. The other reason is that I live in a beautiful area. I'm within 28 miles of San Francisco and even closer to Oakland. These are 2 beautiful cities along with Berkeley and many other small cities in the area. There is so much to do in the bay area and just for that reason this is a good place to be.
A volunteer can expect to be treated as any human being deserves with respect and appreciation. This is more of a family/friends type of environment. We eventually all become interconnected as with any group of friends that choose to live together.