Long-Term Volunteers

Long-Term and Event Volunteer Opportunities

Our VOLUNTEER RESOURCE PROGRAM connects humanity through service and offers opportunities for people to get involved.

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Volunteer Orientations are required for non-meals volunteer service only. View current open volunteer positions below. Orientations are held the first Monday of the month between January – October from 6:30pm – 7:30pm at 330 Ellis Street, Room 206.

2014 Volunteer Orientation Schedule:
January 6, February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 8 (not September 1st, which is a Holiday) and October 6.
No advance registration required for Volunteer Orientations. Upon arrival, please check in at the front desk.

Women’s Center

GLIDE’s Women’s Center walks with women on their road to recovery from violence, oppression, and isolation. Daily support groups are held and we need women volunteers to help set up and break down the room, serve food, etc. Women of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Information Technology

It takes a lot of bits and bytes to keep all of GLIDE’s programming running, and IT is looking for volunteers with general skills, to those with specialty skills including project management and security.  We ask that you commit to at least 4 hours a week for a year.

GLIDE Health Services

Glide Health Services (GHS) provides healthcare to un/underinsured patients, and needs volunteers to support our Nursing Case Management program. The requirement is a one year commitment from the volunteer start date. We unfortunately can no longer host student nurses.

Family, Youth, and Childcare Center

Be a classroom assistant in our After School Program! This program takes place on weekdays from 2pm – 7pm.  Volunteers are expected to make a weekly commitment (e.g. every Tues) for at least 6 months. Current TB Test and a Livescan (fingerprint and background check) required, which will cost the volunteer $35. This process must go through GLIDE and cannot be transferred from any other source.

Sunday Celebrations

Ensemble Singers: GLIDE Memorial Church membership required. Bring established singing voice to 6:30pm Wednesday auditions in Room 201.

Celebration Office Reception

Support Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani’s staff and answer phones in the lively Celebration office Tuesday – Thursday from 10am – 3pm, Saturday 9am – 12pm or 12pm – 3pm, and Sunday 8am – 10:30am or 10:30 am – 1:30pm. Familiarity with GLIDE is helpful.

Sales Personnel

Become part of the joyous sales team that sells & inventories GLIDE merchandise in Freedom Hall after each Sunday Celebration.

Sales Manager

Organize and schedule sales volunteers who sell GLIDE merchandise on Sundays in Freedom Hall, and assist with inventory. Volunteer commitment is less than 4 hours a week.

Ushers

Glide Memorial Church membership required. Serve 9am & 11am Celebrations on a regular basis.

Graze the Roof

Help maintain our Rooftop Garden! GLIDE has a fabulous community garden on the rooftop of 330 Ellis Street, where we grow food, flowers and even have a beehive to make our own honey! Garden Volunteer Work Days take place on Thursdays from 10am – 2pm, and the First Sunday of every month from 9:30am – 1pm.

GLIDE Housing

Help with data entry and learn Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) software. This is especially good for people or students who want to pursue a career in social services and case management.

Fund Development

Learn about fundraising! We often need help in our Fund Development office with data entry and various administrative tasks.

Internships

GLIDE offers a wide variety of internship opportunities. You must attend the Volunteer Orientation to start any internship process. Bring your paperwork with you from your school to the orientation so we can see if GLIDE can provide an internship that meets your requirements. Please do not contact us in advance asking if we can host you before attending the meeting. We must see your paperwork and meet you in person before making any guarantees or setting up anything with other GLIDE staff.

SpeakOut

Help serve food and hand out raffle tickets at our weekly SpeakOut. SpeakOut is an open mic in GLIDE’s Freedom Hall, located on the 1st Floor, that happens every Wednesday at 5pm.

Need More Info?

Please first visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you need additional assistance, contact Eden Chan at 415.674.6019 or echan@glide.org.

Serve a Meal

If you’re interested in serving a meal, click here.

GLIDE Instagram
Today, the Meals Team kicked it into high gear and served a delicious #ValentinesDay meal of prime rib, mashed potatoes, vegetables, fruit and hand-dipped chocolate-covered strawberries! Showing #unconditionallove to our folks. Happy V-Day to all! #givingback #foodjustice @paulfleming_restaurateur @hospitalityhousesf @tndcsf GLIDE wishes you a very #HappyValentinesDay. We invite you to think about love beyond romantic love; to consider #unconditionallove & what that might look like. #SafeInjectionSites are part of that vision for the #Tenderloin and for people suffering from the #opiodcrisis across the nation.
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With Director Barbara Garcia’s announcement over a week ago, SF is now poised to be the first city in the country to open a SIS. Given these recent developments, we have re-posted excerpts from an earlier interview with Paul Harkin, manager of GLIDE Harm Reduction, who speaks to the scope of the problem and to the arguments in favor of SIS as a viable, compassionate & rational approach. Click the link in our bio to read!
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#RealTalk #harmreduction #harmreductionsaveslives @harmreductioncoalition Thanks to a creative & enthusiastic group of volunteers, GLIDE can once again serve a special #valentinesday dessert to our guests tomorrow: hand-dipped chocolate-covered strawberries! 🍫🍓❤️ Thank you to our board member Nicole and everyone who helped out today! #JustDesserts #givingback #TerrificTuesday #GLIDEfoodies #SFfoodie On Saturday, February 10, activist, philanthropist and GLIDE Church member @feliciahorowitz hosted a free screening & discussion of the documentary film "The Rape of Recy Taylor" in GLIDE's sanctuary. Many thanks to Felicia for making this important film accessible and affordable for anyone who wanted to join, and to the director Nancy Buirski for joining us for the occasion.
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As our nation continues to engage with recent mass social justice movements, namely #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo, this film is especially timely and powerful. We are grateful to everyone who came to GLIDE to experience and discuss it together in community.
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#Shespokeup #RecyTaylor #civilrights @owntv @supersoul @goldenglobes #community #socialjustice

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