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 $250 registration donation will be required to cover the cost of lecturers, venues and training materials (scholarships available).

Please submit your application below and a member of our New Guide Committee will reach out to you later in 2021 to start the interview process.

Volunteer Guide Application - 2022

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 $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 12 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