Volunteer Guide Application

Please complete and submit this application form. If your application is accepted and you have been scheduled for training, a $250 registration donation will required to cover the cost of lecturers, venues and training materials. The next training course is expected to be scheduled in early 2020.
Contact Information
First name
Last name
Additional address
Home phone
Work phone
Email address

Please check here if you would NOT like us to share your contact information with your City Guides classmates. Rosters are helpful for carpooling and assignments and will be handed out on the first day of class.

Interest in City Guides
How did you learn about City Guides?

Please tell us why you would like to become a City Guide?
(It is ok to write more than appears on the screen.)

Previous Volunteer Experience (previous experience is not necessary to be a City Guide)
Summarize your previous volunteer experience.
(It is ok to write more than appears on the screen.)

During which hours are you available for volunteer assignments?
Weekday mornings
Weekday afternoons
Weekday evenings
Weekend mornings
Weekend afternoons
Weekend evenings
Other availability limitations:

Professional Background
Employer address
Employer city
Employer State
Employer zip

Interests & Skills
Please let us know about any special skills you may have or additional areas that interest you.
Website Education & Training
Special Events Marketing
Data Entry / Office Research
Fundraising Deliveries
Tour Coordination Accounting
Foreign Languages

Skills and Abilities
Please use this space to describe your background in any of the above areas
(It is ok to write more than appears on the screen.)

Conditions and Agreement

Please carefully read these conditions for acceptance into class and indicate your agreement by checking the box provided:

If accepted as a member of the City Guides training class, I agree to commit my time and attention as a volunteer to further the objectives of the City Guides mission. I understand these objectives to be 1) to preserve and perpetuate the history and folklore of San Francisco; 2) to celebrate the rich history of cultural diversity in San Francisco and its neighborhoods; 3) in the spirit of the San Francisco Public Library, our primary sponsor, to provide this service free of charge to the public.

Any applicant accepted for training must pay a $250 tax-deductible donation (non-refundable). (This includes: CG Jacket, nametag, clipboard, refreshments, speakers, training and graduation celebration.) Scholarships are available for those with documented need.

I agree to commit myself to a minimum of 6 scheduled tours per year.

It is my intention to use the training received to prepare a tour and be available for regular scheduling by no later than 6 months after the end of the training course.

All gratuities/donations accepted by me as a result of any City Guide tour will be turned over to San Francisco City Guides as a donation to the organization.

By checking the "Agree" box I acknowledge that I understand and agree to the role of a City Guide volunteer and the requirements of the education and training class as presented above:

I agree.