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.


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.