San Francisco AIDS Foundation locations, including Strut, will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019, for the Memorial Day Holiday. The Harm Reduction Center will be open from 9:00 am to 12:00pm. We will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

Volunteer with Syringe Access

Volunteering with Syringe Access Services (SAS), transforms the lives of participants and improves the health and wellness of our community. As a Syringe Access Services volunteer, you will help to reduce the number of new HIV and hepatitis C infections, prevent overdoses, and save lives by helping us staff our network of street-based access sites and one storefront location in the Tenderloin/SOMA neighborhood.

SAS volunteers are trained to provide non-judgmental, community based harm reductions services that include distributing items such as clean syringes and other supplies used by individuals who use substances.


Syringe Access Services volunteers are required to commit to a minimum of 2 shifts a month for 6 months. Shifts are 2.5 hours long and include daytime, evening, and weekend hours.


If you are interested in volunteering with SAS, please complete our online registration form on Shiftboard.



After submitting your online registration form, you will automatically be put on a waiting list that is generally up to 6 months long. Volunteers are recruited on an as-needed basis. As volunteer positions become available, the volunteer manager will contact you by email. Please note that volunteer applicants will be screened carefully and not all applicants are invited to become volunteers.

Other Ways to Volunteer


Learn about harm reduction and support our Syringe Access Services program by joining our weekly volunteer group, held every Wednesday evening from 6 pm – 8 pm. There’s no training or orientation — simply sign up, show up, and volunteer. Come once or as often as you’d like. Space is limited; so please sign up in advance.



Through a mix of events, administrative and clinical volunteer roles, volunteers at Strut improve the health and wellness of our communities. Find out more about how volunteers make this work possible.