Become a Guide

Become a City Guide

If you love San Francisco, and are passionate about sharing its history, architecture and lore, consider becoming a volunteer guide with us!

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Enjoy meeting visitors from around the world 
  • Have an interest in public speaking, history and culture of SF
  • Be able to navigate city blocks and speak clearly
  • Can commit to a minimum of 12 tours a year

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Review and understand the application process as described below
  • If accepted, program enrollment fee of $295
  • Attend all eight training sessions:
    • Lectures by San Francisco subject matter experts
    • Tips from experienced guides on giving successful tours
    • Starts in February, given on non-consecutive Saturdays, 10am-4pm
      2024 dates: Feb 24, Mar 09 & 23, Apr 06 & 20, May 04 & 18, Jun 01
  • Attend 6 or more City Guides tours during the training program window
  • Lead successful first tour within 3-4 months after the end of the training

BENEFITS:

  • Enjoy extensive reading lists and mentoring
  • Learn more about San Francisco and share what you love
  • Participate in continuing education
  • Receive quarterly newsletters 
  • Annual appreciation party and other social events

APPLICATION PROCESS:

APPLICATION PROCESS:

The application window for the Class of 2024 is now closed.
The application form for the Class of 2025 will be available in mid-June 2024, with a deadline in early December 2024.

For more information, please call the City Guides office 415-375-0468 or send an email to gro.sediugyticfs@sruot.