Our VOLUNTEER RESOURCE PROGRAM connects humanity through service and offers opportunities for people to get involved.
In addition to our Daily Free Meals Program, we have many other programs that need long-term, dedicated volunteers. Open volunteer positions are listed below.
If you are interested in an open volunteer position, please fill out a GLIDE Volunteer Application and submit your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify in your email subject line which position you are interested in. If we think it might be a good fit, we will contact you for an interview and any next steps.
Please note that we no longer require volunteer orientations. If you are interested in learning more, we provide 30 minute orientations Monday-Friday at 9am, 11am and 3pm. Please contact email@example.com if you would like to attend an orientation.
Family, Youth, and Childcare Center
Be a classroom assistant or tutor 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.
HIV Services and Education
Volunteers are an essential component of our HIV Services Program and work under the supervision of the HIV Services Manager.
Assemble Hard Reduction Kits: Support Syringe Access by helping assembling harm reduction kits every Friday from 1:30-4pm. Volunteers will be able to learn more about deeper volunteer engagement with HIV Services and Education.
Syringe Access Volunteer: As reliable and consistent members of our team, needle exchange volunteers are trained to provide non-judgmental, community-based harm reduction services in a safe space and respectful manner in order to reduce the risk of HIV & Hepatitis C and other harms related to injection drug-use. Our program hours of operation are Monday and Tuesday Evenings from 7-9pm. We also do roving exchange in the streets of the Tenderloin.
HIV Testing Counselor: Glide’s HIV Testing Program involves providing venue-based testing in a community setting which may include bars, mobile van, community events, shelters, and other community based organizations. These shifts include early morning or late night, as well as regular 9am-5pm. HIV Test Counselor volunteers screen high risk individuals for Rapid HIV Testing under the supervision of the HIV Services Manager.
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 the end of 2015.
Do you speak Spanish or Cantonese? We would love your support tutoring our residents and even our staff! 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.
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.
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.
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 the Volunteer Office at 415.674.6081 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serve a Meal
If you're interested in serving a meal, click here.