Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Project Homeless Connect! None of our work would be possible without your support.
Below you’ll find a variety of ways to get involved as an individual through our Community Days of Service, in our office, or in your community. You can also sign up to receive updates through our newsletter here.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!
Please note that all of our activities take place in San Francisco.
We often have volunteer opportunities supporting our extensive EveryDay Connect program. Whether managing sign-in for a Shelter Connect event, providing extra in-office support to our resource specialists, or answering our Resource Line, our volunteers help PHC run efficiently. To learn more about ongoing roles, please inquire at Volunteer@projecthomelessconnect.org.
Come connect to our neighbors on the street through our Open House Outreach Walks! You’ll get to know each other through a compassion building training on homelessness in the Bay Area, and then raise awareness about homeless services in the course of offering resources such as fresh socks and snacks directly. Bring your friends and family, 18 years old and up, every First Friday of the Month from 9:00AM to 12:00PM! Sign-up here!
Community Day of Service Event
At a Community Day of Service, an individual experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless is able to receive assistance from more than 100 providers under the same roof. This “one stop shop” model provides many services that could not otherwise be accessed by a person experiencing homelessness.
We have a variety of volunteer needs at our events. From Check-in to Cafe hospitality and Participant Escort, you will be a vital part of serving over a thousand individuals experiencing homelessness in one day! We guarantee your preferred shift and role-wise, depend upon everyone’s flexibility the day of to make the day as impactful as possible. Please create an account on our Volunteer Portal to see available roles when they are posted, six weeks before each event. If you do not see any volunteer shifts after creating a volunteer account on the portal, please check back periodically, or sign up to receive emails from PHC—we will let you know when registration opens!
For more information on joining our Community Day of Service or other small scale events throughout the year, contact our Volunteer Coordinator!
Day of Service Training & Information
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 when you check in at Volunteer Central.
What to bring: Please bring a smile, a water bottle, and an open mind. As our volunteer needs change through the day you might be reassigned. PHC provides a meal for all volunteers at the end of your shift! Donations for shirts and meals are greatly appreciated.
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 Check-In: The volunteer entrance is located on Grove Street between Polk & Larkin (99 Grove) and will be clearly marked; please then follow signs and staff direction to the Volunteer Check In area. The volunteer entrance opens at 7:00 AM.
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.