Service Corps SF’s mission is to nurture the mother/son bond through the act of serving the San Francisco community together. Service Corps provides its members with age-appropriate community service opportunities and requires a set number of hours to be completed by each member annually. Service Corps’ core values are central to the fundamental character, soul, and spirit of our organization.  

  • Inspiring a legacy of social awareness and compassion.
  • Providing depth of support in local communities.
  • Empowering young men with the skills and confidence to lead.
  • Nurturing community through mentorship.
  • Encouraging integrity and excellence in everything we do.

Service Corps is nondiscriminatory, nonpolitical, nonsectarian, and nonprofit in all its policies and activities. We do not discriminate against any person because of race, religion, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, age or physical handicap.

FAQ 

How long has Service Corps been in San Francisco?

  • Service Corps SF was founded in the spring of 2015 to serve the SF community in the areas of hunger, homelessness, literacy, the environment, and chronic and debilitating diseases. 

 
Who can be a member of Service Corps?

  • Service Corps welcomes new mother and son teams with sons going into 7th grade. New Members may be accepted into rising 8th or 9th grade, if there is space available in the class. Currently all classes are at capacity. Members must reside in or have a son who attends school in San Francisco.

    We have approximately 250 members with sons in grades 7 - 12. We are looking for new members who have a desire to gain leadership skills, raise social awareness and make a difference by serving our philanthropy partners in San Francisco. 


How does one become a member of Service Corps?

  • Service Corps has an annual membership drive that starts in November and ends in early February each year. 

  • See our “Membership” page for more details.

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What are the annual requirements of Service Corps?

  • Each adult member (mother/guardian) and each child member (son) must serve a minimum of 15 hours of community service with our philanthropy partners during our membership year, which runs from April 1 to March 31.

  • Each adult member (mother/guardian) and child member (son) must attend a minimum of 3 of 5 two hour meetings a year. Meetings usually take place on Sunday afternoons and involve a combination of volunteer work, social interaction and organizational business.

  • Each adult member (mother/guardian) must commit to an organizational job for the membership year. These positions support the overall operations of Service Corps and range from Board level positions to smaller jobs that can be done from home.  Small jobs may require several hours for the entire year, larger jobs may require several hours per week/month to fulfill your obligations. 

  • Each member adult (mother/guardian) and child member (son) must pay an annual membership fee of $125 per person. If the fee would put an undue financial burden on members, Service Corps offers the opportunity to confidentially request and receive financial assistance. 


Can members qualify for the President’s Volunteer Service Award?
 

  • Yes, we are a certified partner and verifying entity for The President’s Volunteer Service Award. This means that we verify hours that our members serve in other philanthropic endeavors – both Service Corps hours and any hours outside of our organization (school, religious organization, summer service trips, etc.)  You can learn about the PVSA award by going to their official website (http://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/).
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How do I get the most out of Service Corps? 

  • Try different philanthropy opportunities to determine what type of community service you and your son(s) enjoy most.
  • Volunteer with friends within Service Corps.
  • Make an effort to meet and connect with the people you are serving.

Questions?  Please email our VP of Membership, at scsf.vpmembership@gmail.com or check out our website.


Service Corps - San Francisco
3053 Fillmore Street  #194
San Francisco, CA 94123