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

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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

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

Breakfast: 7:00 – 9:00 am
Prep: 9:00 – 11:30 am
Lunch: 11:00 – 2:00 pm
Dinner: 3:00 – 5:30 pm

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Bagged Lunches:
9:00 – 11:00 am
Saturday & Sunday

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Other opportunities as needed for special projects in Fund Development, Church and Harm Reduction.

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By the Numbers

New Volunteers Each Year


Repeat and Long-Term Volunteers


Shifts Daily for Meals Program


Serve a Meal

Come volunteer with our Daily Free Meals program for a truly transformative experience. We need 85 volunteers every day to fill the breakfast, prep, lunch, and dinner shifts. Your support allows us to serve approximately 2,000 meals per day to our San Francisco community members who rely on our Meals program. Volunteers assist with everything from serving food to bussing tables. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and make some beautiful human connections!  Already signed up? Meet at 330 Ellis Street in the Creative Space (just off the lobby to the right) for your orientation.

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Corporate & Community Groups

Is your organization looking to come volunteer at GLIDE? Reach out to John Carpentier, Corporate Engagement Lead at jcarpentier@glide.org or (415) 674-6001 to set up your group's volunteer experience.

Additional Opportunities

There are always more ways to help. Opportunities include working with our permanent staff in:

  • HIV/Hep C Harm Reduction

  • Sunday Celebrations

  • On-call & Longterm Volunteering

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Volunteers Making a Difference

"As a person of faith, I think that this work is needed no matter where you live but especially in this part of San Francisco and I can’t imagine the scores of people that wouldn’t be able to eat on a daily basis if this program didn’t exist. I’m here a few times a month."


"My experience with GLIDE since coming to San Francisco has been eye-opening. Getting the chance to see this side of the world has been really eye-opening, on both sides of the fence. Being able to help people that are in the situation that I used to be in is real liberating in a way. When I first came to San Francisco my partner and I were both IV drug users and we were coming to GLIDE for supplies. Since we were getting supplies and services from GLIDE we decided that’s where we would start volunteering. We started volunteering our time and got more and more involved. And now here we are."

Zachary and Elena

"I guess I just decided to invest here. I would say that that connection, that mind-blowing experience the first time that I went to a service…out of all the places in the city that are meaningful and rewarding places to volunteer, I just felt a kinship here with the community. That’s why I am spending my time here."


Thank you for sharing your community spirit with us! Please note: Our regular Volunteer program is currently on pause until further notice. We are currently only accepting Community Service and GA volunteers—Project 20, GEO, Community Service, GA, SFMTA, 111 Taylor, etc. Call Erick Arguello, Community Engagement and Volunteers Manager, if you have questions: 415-674-6031. Thank you for your understanding and patience with this temporary arrangement.