Long-Term Volunteer 



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 Lsmall@glide.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 for long-term volunteers. If you are interested in learning more about our meals program volunteering, we provide 30-minute orientations Monday through Friday at 9:00 am, 11:00 am, and 3:00 pm. Please contact volteam@glide.org 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 Monday through Friday between 2:30 and 6:30 pm.



HIV/Hep C Prevention and Harm Reduction Services

Volunteers are an essential component of our HIV/Hep C Services program and work under the supervision of the HIV Services Manager. HIV Testing Counselor and Syringe Access Volunteer positions require previous experience in the HIV Services field and a minimum one year commitment.


Assemble Harm Reduction Kits:  Support Syringe Access by helping assembling harm reduction kits every Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Volunteers will be able to learn more about deeper volunteer engagement with HIV/Hep C Services. Ages 18+ are welcome, please email wbuehlman@glide.org to RSVP.


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 business hours 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  HIV Test Counselor volunteers screen high risk individuals for Rapid HIV Testing under the supervision of the HIV Services Manager.


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 7:00 to 9:00 pm. We also do roving exchange in the streets of the Tenderloin.



Sunday Celebrations

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


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


Ushers: Glide Memorial Church membership required. Serve 9:00 am & 11:00 am Celebrations on a regular basis.



Tenderloin Safe Passage

Work with one of our partner organizations, Tenderloin Safe Passage, to ensure our neighborhood's children have a safe route to walk home. Volunteers assist as corner captains or as part of a roaming team to make the neighborhood a safe place for all. Positions are available Monday through Friday, 2:15 to 3:45 pm, with a minimum commitment of once per week for three months.





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 volteam@glide.org.


Serve a Meal

If you're interested in serving a meal, click here.

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