Public health officials issued a "stay-at-home" order to be in effect until further notice. We've closed our office at 1035 Market Street and only offering essential services at Strut and the 6th Street Harm Reduction Center. Learn more.

Volunteer

THE MISSION OF OUR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

We aim to connect the unique talents of our community to our programs and services to minimize the impact of HIV, to build healthy futures, and to inspire hope and action.

This was the single best volunteering experience I've ever had in SF. The facilitator was highly informed and a great educator… I could not recommend more highly. I felt that my time made a difference and I walked away from volunteering as a better and more informed person.
SFAF Volunteer

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Each month, we share upcoming opportunities for service in our volunteer newsletter. Subscribers are the first to learn of service needs for events such as Santa Skivvies Run or AIDS/LifeCycle Orientation Day, and for new ongoing positions that support our programs and services. We never share your email address and you can opt-out any time.

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Virtual Group Volunteering

We welcome corporate, civic and student groups to volunteer for a customized group experience that includes a presentation about the services we provide to the community and a chance to ask questions about our work, harm reduction and HIV. Volunteer groups typically last two to three hours, and involve creating harm reduction supplies for our Syringe Access Services, supporting AIDS/LifeCycle or supporting other projects that promote sexual health and wellness.

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Volunteer with Syringe Access Services

Support the work of our syringe access sites by volunteering at our Harm Reduction Center and mobile sites as a volunteer with Syringe Access Services.

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Our Volunteer Services Team

Jody Schaffer, MS

Director, Volunteer Services

Pronouns: She/her/hers
415-487-3081
jschaffer@sfaf.org
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Pronouns: She/her/hers
415-487-3081 jschaffer@sfaf.org

Jody Schaffer, MS

Director, Volunteer Services

Jody Schaffer, MS is responsible for volunteer operations at San Francisco AIDS Foundation including engagement, development and management of volunteers serving in all areas of the Foundation. In collaboration with a team of volunteer leaders, she establishes policies, processes and strategies for meeting our mission and goals through volunteer engagement. Jody cultivates corporate volunteer partnerships that enhance services to clients, help meet fundraising goals and educates the wider San Francisco community about the Foundation’s work.

Jody's early career as a social worker in Chicago’s inner-city shaped her passion for social justice and improving the health of people in her community. Following that experience, she began a 20-year tenure at Adventist Midwest Health, first growing a teen volunteer program, then leading front-line staff in a busy emergency room, and ultimately building and managing a successful volunteer program for a newly built hospital. Outside of work, you are likely to find her on a hiking trail, at a local museum or exploring her new love, California.

Ashley Zimmer

Manager, Volunteer & Peer Services - SAS