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Volunteer Opportunities


Our VOLUNTEER RESOURCE PROGRAM connects humanity through service and offers opportunities for people to get involved.


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Volunteer Orientations are required for non-meals volunteer service only. View current open volunteer positions below4. Orientations are held the first Monday of the month between January - October from 6:30pm - 7:30pm at 330 Ellis Street, Room 206.

Orientation dates for 2015 will be: January 5, February 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 14 (due to Labor Day holiday), and October 5.

Please note that there will NOT be an orientation in March. Also, the September orientation will be the second Monday of the month due to the Labor Day holiday. No advance registration required for Volunteer Orientations. Upon arrival, please check in at the front desk.

Women’s Center

GLIDE's Women's Center walks with women on their road to recovery from violence, oppression, and isolation. Daily support groups are held and we need women volunteers to help set up and break down the room, serve food, etc. Volunteer times are available Tues-Fri between 9am and 12pm.


Nursing Case Management

Nursing Case Managers support the work of Glide Health Services. Duties include: Assist Health Center clients with housing; filing paperwork regarding (but not limited to) SSI/SSDI, GA, IHSS, and CityWide services; and generally providing social services. Also assisting with any overflow work regarding medical appointment requests. Time commitment is a minimum of 8 hours per week for 9 months. Volunteer times are available Mon-Fri between 9am and 5pm.


Family, Youth, and Childcare Center

Be a classroom assistant in our After School Program! Volunteers are expected to make a weekly commitment for at least 6 months. Current TB Test and a Livescan (fingerprint and background check) required, which will cost the volunteer $35. This process must go through GLIDE and cannot be transferred from any other source. Volunteer times are available Mon-Fri between 2pm and 7pm.


Graze the Roof

Help maintain our Rooftop Garden! GLIDE has a fabulous community garden on the rooftop of 330 Ellis Street, where we grow food, flowers and even have a beehive to make our own honey! Garden Volunteer Work Days take place on Thursdays from 10am - 2pm, and the First Sunday of every month from 9:30am - 1pm. PLEASE NOTE - Graze the Roof is currently on hiatus due to rooftop repairs. We hope to be back in full swing by summer of 2015.


GLIDE Housing

Help with data entry and learn Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) software. We are also looking for someone to help twice a month who speaks Spanish to provide interpretation support at our community meetings at CW House (4th Wednesdays from 3 to 4:30pm) and 149 Mason (4th Thursdays from 3 to 4:30pm) and Cantonese interpretation at CW House meetings once a month.


Fund Development

Learn about fundraising! We often need help in our Fund Development office with data entry and various administrative tasks. Volunteer times are available Mon-Fri between 9am and 5pm.


Information Technology

It takes a lot of bits and bytes to keep all of GLIDE’s programming running, and IT is looking for volunteers with general skills, to those with specialty skills including project management and security.  We ask that you commit to at least 4 hours a week for a year. Volunteer times are available Mon-Fri between 9am and 5pm.


Sunday Celebrations

Ensemble Singers: GLIDE Memorial Church membership required. Bring established singing voice to 6:30pm Wednesday auditions in Room 201.


Celebration Office Reception: Support Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani's staff and answer phones in the lively Celebration office Tuesday - Thursday from 10am - 3pm, Saturday 9am - 12pm or 12pm - 3pm, and Sunday 8am - 10:30am or 10:30 am - 1:30pm. Familiarity with GLIDE is helpful.


Sales Personnel: Become part of the joyous sales team that sells & inventories GLIDE merchandise in Freedom Hall after each Sunday Celebration.


Sales Manager: Organize & schedule sales volunteers who sell GLIDE merchandise on Sundays in Freedom Hall, and assist with inventory. Volunteer commitment is ess than 4 hours a week.


Ushers: Glide Memorial Church membership required. Serve 9am & 11am Celebrations on a regular basis.





Need More Info?

Please first visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you need additional assistance, contact Eden Chan at 415.674.6019 or echan@glide.org.


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