Make an important difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS

Join Our Volunteer Mailing List

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.

Every month, we share upcoming one-time and ongoing volunteer opportunities in our Volunteer Events and Opportunities Newsletter. Volunteer opportunities include staffing for events such as Santa Skivvies Run, Tribute Celebration and AIDS/LifeCycle Orientation Day. They also may include ongoing positions with our programs and services.

You will receive one email a month (your email address is never shared) with details of upcoming opportunities. Most opportunities listed in the email do no require any onboarding — simply sign up and show up. No minimum hours are required and you can opt out at any time.

Volunteer Opportunities

See below for our volunteer opportunities. Find the one that best matches your interest and get in touch with us!

Volunteer at Syringe Access Services

Our Syringe Access Services provides over 3 million sterile syringes and disposes of thousands of pounds of used syringes every year. Our volunteers help us to staff eleven different syringe access sites through out San Francisco’s neighborhoods.

As reliable and consistent members of our team, syringe access 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 two-hour shifts. All volunteers make a six-month time commitment, must have flexible weekend and evening schedules and must be comfortable working outside.

For more information about this role you may contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Leyla, at 415-818-7622 or lghaffari@sfaf.org.

Ready to sign up? Complete our online registration form

Not ready for an ongoing commitment? Come and learn about Harm Reduction and support San Francisco AIDS Foundation and Syringe Access Services by joining our weekly evening volunteer group. This event occurs every Wednesday from 6-8pm and requires no special training or orientation, just show up and volunteer. Come once or come as often as you’d like. Space is limited so You must sign up in advance as space is limited: San Francisco AIDS Foundation Wednesday Evening Volunteer Activity.

Volunteer at Strut

Strut is the San Francisco AIDS Foundation center for health and wellness in the Castro providing sexual health, substance use and other health services in addition to community program and events. Strut volunteers support clinical services by providing reception and registration services as concierges, draw blood as certified phlebotomists, offer STI information and support as HIV and STI test counselors, and assist with our after-hours special events as socialites. Learn more about volunteer opportunities at strutsf.org/volunteer.

Volunteer as a Group

Corporate, civic and student groups are welcome to volunteer at San Francisco AIDS Foundation. We offer a customized experience that is typically 2-3 hours long and involves creating harm reduction supplies for Syringe Access Services and other foundation programs. Some groups also may support AIDS/LifeCycle events depending on the time of year group requests are made. Group activities include information and education about San Francisco AIDS Foundation, HIV/AIDS and harm reduction. Our skilled group leaders always invite volunteers to ask questions and engage in conversation about our work.

If you would like to request a group volunteer activity, please use the form below. If you have questions, email volunteer@sfaf.org and a team member will contact you as soon as possible.

Group Volunteer Request Form

Internships and Fellowships

For internship or fellowship opportunities, please check out our careers pages at sfaf.org/about-us/careers. We are not able to create new fellowship or internship opportunities so if there are no opportunities listed on our careers page, please check back later.

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