Long-Term and Event

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.

2014 Volunteer Orientation Schedule: January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 8 (not September 1st, which is a Holiday) and October 6.

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 act as co-facilitators in our groups. Women of color are strongly encouraged to apply.


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. 


Green Clean Team

GLIDE's Green Clean Team is a new project of painting, cleaning and building beautification. If you have experience with painting, cleaning or art, we are looking for Team Captains to help supervise other volunteers and create a more beautiful GLIDE.  This time committment is flexile and can accomodate a great variety of schedules, but all Team Captains need to be reliable and able to make all scheduled times. 



GLIDE Health Services 

Glide Health Services (GHS) provides healthcare to un/underinsured patients, and needs volunteers from doctors and nurses to people interested in helping out. The requirement is a one year commitment from the volunteer start date. 


Family, Youth, and Childcare Center

Classroom Assistants: Help our lead teachers in our After School Program. This program happens on weekdays from 2pm - 7pm.  Volunteers are expected to make a weekly commitment (e.g. every Tues) for at least 6 months. 


Requirements: Current TB Test and a Livescan (fingerprint and background check), which will cost the volunteer $35. This process must go through GLIDE and cannot be transferred from any other source.


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.


Graze the Roof

Help maintain ourRooftop 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: Thursdays from 10am - 2pm, and the First Sunday of every month from 9:30am - 1pm.


GLIDE Housing

149 Mason Street Housing Internship: Help with data entry and learn Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) software. This is especially good for people or students who want to pursue a career in social services and case management.


Fund Development

Learn about fundraising! We often need help in our Fund Development office with data entry and various administrative tasks. 



GLIDE offers a wide variety of internship opportunities. You must attend the Volunteer Orientation to start any internship process. Bring your paperwork with you from your school to the orientation so we can see if GLIDE can provide an internship that meets your requirements. Please do not contact us in advance asking if we can host you before attending the meeting. We must see your paperwork and meet you in person before making any guarantees or setting up anything with other GLIDE staff.


Volunteer Office

Help the Volunteer Office! This is great for people interested in pursuing careers in nonprofit work and learning to multi-task. Making fliers, data entry, and event planning/event support are just a few examples.



Help serve food and hand out raffle tickets at our weekly SpeakOut. SpeakOut is an open mic in GLIDE’s Freedom Hall, located on the 1st Floor, that happens every Wednesday at 5pm.




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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