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Giving your time and energy to GLIDE programs in San Francisco is a great way to help those in need while forging personal connections within our community.

Click below to start YOUR volunteer journey!

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Join our community of volunteers and make a difference in your city. 

Check out the Volunteer Shift Calendar below to view our currently available shifts! 

Corporate & Community Groups

Are you a team of people that want to uplift our community and find a sense of purpose while doing it?

We recommend looking at the Volunteer Shift Calendar to find more information regarding our available opportunities for groups of up to 25 motivated individuals. 

You may contact via volteam@glide.org or (415) 674-6081 if any questions come up during the sign-up process.

volunteer client survey

GLIDE Client Survey

Become a volunteer for GLIDE’s annual client survey and play a key role in making sure our client feedback is seen and heard. Spanish, Cantonese, and Vietnamese speakers are especially welcome!   

Survey results are used to make key program improvements and ensure they are culturally relevant, impactful, and meeting our community’s needs. 

You may find more information and sign-up via our Volunteer Shift Calendar!

Event Volunteering and Fundraising for GLIDE​

Want to volunteer at one of GLIDE’s community or fundraising events? Or perhaps you want to put on your own art show or sponsored activity in support of GLIDE?

GLIDE would love to collaborate with you to raise funds for our wonderful array of programs!

For more information about event volunteering and fundraising for GLIDE, contact Brittany Tobin  at btobin@glide.org

Holiday's at GLIDE

Are you looking to volunteer for Thanksgiving or Christmas? Would you like to donate toys to make the Holidays special for children of The Tenderloin? 

Our Shift reservations for the Holidays are published in early November. You may sign up via our Shift Calendar then. 

Christmas Toy donations open in November. You may utilize our Amazon Wishlist or donate new toys at 330 Ellis Street.

Hosting a Care Item Drive

Gather a group of family, friends or colleagues and help GLIDE collect new items for care packages that will support our ongoing essential service efforts:

• Standard Hygiene Package – Hand sanitizer, toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, shampoo, lotion, deodorant, comb, body wipes, razors, & socks.

• Street Outreach Care Package – Soap, hand sanitizer, bottled water etc.

• Winter Essential – socks, rain poncho, gloves, jacket, umbrella, backpack, and hand warmers.

• Undergarments for all genders of varying sizes

• Furry Companion Care Package – dog treats, leashes, muzzles, dog food, etc.

Contact the volunteer department for more information at volteam@glide.org

Who We Serve

GLIDE is a leading social services organization in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood as well as a social justice movement and spiritual community, dedicated to strengthening and transforming lives. GLIDE welcomes all in need of care and community. Our Daily Free Meals program serves a diverse cross-section of homeless and insecurely housed individuals and families as well as low-income working people, and senior citizens and differently abled folks on small fixed incomes.

Contact the Volunteer Department

Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Community Engagement and Volunteer Team at volteam@glide.org or (415) 674-6081 with any questions.