Virtually the backbone of San Francisco AIDS Foundation, volunteers make every aspect of our life-saving work possible.  People from all walks of life give generously of their time to make the foundation's work a success, including our all-volunteer Board of Directors .  Volunteers support our fundraising efforts, help with special events, clerical and administrative work, and even do photography and videography.  Some 600 volunteers actively work at the foundation -- that's six times the number of paid staff!
Below we've listed our ongoing volunteer opportunities, as well as more specific roles for upcoming special events. Find the one that best matches your interest, and get in touch with us to start making a difference!

Customer Reception/Registration
1035 Market St. suite 400, San Francisco

Volunteers assist staff in greeting clients, and coordinating the delivery of health services in an active environment. They should be well organized, enjoy interactions with the public, possess proficiency with computers, and be able to address customer concerns in a candid, non-judgmental manner. Contact our Volunteer Services Director at volunteer@sfaf.org if you're interested in helping with this type of work.

Special Events

Special Events are things like our annual Santa Skivvies Run, Tribute Celebration, or special dinners. Volunteers for these types of events might do things like guest check-in, coat check, or perhaps setting up / breaking down tables and chairs or signage.  If that sounds like your style, drop us a line at volunteer@sfaf.org and we'll let you know when we have something coming up!

Needle Exchange Volunteer
Various locations

Our Syringe Access Services exchanges 2.4 million sterile syringes per year and is one of the largest syringe exchange programs in the United States. Our volunteers help us to staff eleven different needle exchange sites through out San Francisco’s neighborhoods.

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. Volunteers are usually scheduled weekly or every other week in 2 hour and 20 minute shifts. This program requires that all volunteers make a six-month time commitment, have flexible weekends and evenings schedules and are comfortable working outside.

For more information about this role, you can review the Syringe Access pages on this site, or contact our Volunteer Coordinator for SAS, at 415-487-8024 or rhoffman@sfaf.org.

Ready to sign up? Complete our online registration form

Various Positions
470 Castro St., San Francisco

Strut is the home for health and wellness from San Francisco AIDS Foundation in the Castro. We’re a place where gay, bi and trans men can find tools and support to manage physical, emotional and social aspects of health. Strut also features an art gallery and lounge used for special community events. Learn more about volunteer opportunities at strutsf.org/volunteer

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