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Tourism Gives Back

Learn about our Tourism Gives Back program and how you can join San Francisco Travel in improving our communities


What is Tourism Gives Back?  

Successfully promoting San Francisco as a destination means doing our part to enhance the city's communities for everyone. Tourism Gives Back is an industry-led volunteer program, allowing San Francisco Travel staff and partners to learn about and act on the issues affecting the visitor experience. 

Past San Francisco Travel volunteer events have supported Project Homeless Connect, Hamilton Families, and the Recreation and Parks Department. 

A tentative schedule of events for the 2018-19 fiscal year includes: 

  • Fall 2018: Day of Service with Lava Mae 
    Lava Mae provides mobile hygiene service in San Francisco six days a week. A Day of Service brings together a variety of services to provide essential resources that help restore dignity to our community's most vulnerable.
  • Winter 2018: Community Day of Service with Project Homeless Connect
    Project Homeless Connect provides essential services for individuals experiencing homelessness. At a Community Day of Service, individuals can access employment counselors and mental health professionals, a food bank, eye and dental care to ensure they have the tools they need to move out of homelessness.
  • Spring 2019: Park beautification with the Recreation and Parks Department 
    The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department maintains beautiful parks and preserves the environment for the well-being of our residents and visitors. A park beautification volunteer event will engage staff and partners to improve a park or open space frequented by visitors.

Bookmark this page to check back for more information.

Have questions about this program or suggestions for volunteer opportunities? Contact Jessica Lum, Director of Public Policy & Executive Programs.

To let your customers know how they can help during their visit, please share our tips for tourists with them.