Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Project Homeless Connect! Here you will find information about volunteering with PHC as an individual. For a current list of volunteer opportunities, please visit our volunteer portal. All of our volunteer opportunities are located within San Francisco; if you are located outside of San Francisco, please reach out to a local homeless service agency.
We have a variety of volunteer needs at our events. Check out the Volunteer Roles to see how you can get involved, or visit our Volunteer Portal for a list of current Volunteer Opportunities. For first-time volunteers, please create a profile through our Volunteer Portal.
Every month, Project Homeless Connect hosts an outreach walk through the Tenderloin to raise awareness about our programs and upcoming event. This is a great opportunity to connect directly with the individuals most in need of our services. Come and help us hand out socks and granola bars while passing along vital information about the services we offer! Contact us to get involved.
Get connected to PHC through our EDC program. Whether managing sign-in for a Shelter Connect event, providing extra in-office support for our resource specialists, or answering our hotline, we greatly value your presence working with our participants every day.
Volunteer Training Video
When You Volunteer
What to wear: Most volunteer positions involve standing and/or walking, so be sure to dress comfortably. All new volunteers will be given a volunteer t-shirt at check-in.
What to bring: Please bring a smile and an open mind. As our volunteer needs change through the day you might be reassigned. Also, if you are able, we will be asking for a donation of $5 to offset the cost of our volunteer shirts and lunches.
What NOT to bring: Please leave all valuables at home. We DO NOT have a coat check or secure place for you to leave items. If you have a fanny-pack, now might be the perfect time to break it out!
Volunteer Entrance: The Volunteer Entrance is located on Grove Street between Polk & Larkin (99 Grove) and will be clearly marked. The volunteer entrance opens at 8:00 AM.
Checking-In: All volunteers will need to check-in prior to the start of their shift. Please check in upstairs at Volunteer Central unless you are a Medical or DMV/Legal volunteer, in which case check in at your area.
Transportation and Parking: The Muni underground, BART, and many above ground Muni busses/trains come within a few blocks of the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. We DO NOT have parking reserved for volunteers or providers. We highly recommend taking public transit if possible. Street parking is very limited. The closest parking garage is under Civic Center Plaza. The entrance is on McAllister between Polk & Larkin.
If you print out and sign your own Confidentiality & Liability Form 2015 before volunteering with us, this will expedite your check in process the day of the event.