Giving your time and energy to GLIDE programs is a great way to help those in need while forging personal connections within our community. Contact us at volteam@glide.org

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Join our community of volunteers and make a difference in your city.
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Holiday Volunteering at GLIDE

Holiday volunteer opportunities are filling up fast but we still have openings for Thanksgiving and Christmas! And we need you!

We are now collecting TOYS through our Amazon toy-drive registry. Please help us make this year’s Toy Wonderland a memorable one for the children by donating today!

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Virtual Volunteering

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!

Contact us for more details. If your donation is large, please contact us to arrange drop off.

Corporate & Community Groups

Is your organization looking to volunteer at GLIDE? Contact volteam@glide.org or (415) 674-6081 for availability and more information.

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?

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

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.

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.

During shelter-in-place orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic GLIDE has remained open as an essential service provider to our community. Our Meals program has provided up to 15,000+ meals a week both on-site distributed outdoors in to-go containers as well as delivered to individuals and community partners across the city.

Learn more about our COVID-19 Crisis Response

Volunteer Virtually by 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:

• Street Outreach Care Packages – soaps, hand sanitizers, bottled waters, face masks, etc.

• Shelter-In-Place Family Care Packages – diapers, baby wipes, baby and toddler toys, books for reading in English & Spanish, small family board games, etc.

• Distance Learning Care Packages – notebooks, pencils, art supplies, etc.

• Winter Essentials – socks, rain ponchos, gloves, jackets, umbrellas, backpacks, hand warmers, etc.

• Undergarments for all genders of varying sizes

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

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