SF City Guide Volunteer Application

Please complete and submit this application form. All questions are required to be considered. If your application is accepted and you have been scheduled for training, a $295 registration donation will be required to cover the cost of lecturers, venues and training materials.

Please submit your application below and a member of our New Guide Committee will reach out to you later in 2023 to start the interview process.

Volunteer Guide Application – 2024

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

  • Contact Information

  • Interest in SF City Guides

  • During which hours are you available for volunteer assignments?

  • Professional Background

  • Interests and Skills

  • 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 $295 tax-deductible donation (non-refundable). (This helps cover the cost of CG jacket, nametag, outside speaker honorariums, and other associated training costs.)

    I agree to commit myself to a minimum of 12 scheduled tours per year.

    It is my intention to use the training received to prepare a tour and be available for regular scheduling within 3 to 4 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.

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