Volunteer

Now recruiting for all positions!

Thank you for your interest in getting involved with us! Volunteers at Strut have the unique opportunity to work alongside our professional staff as partners in improving the health and wellness of our community. We offer opportunities that go beyond regular volunteerism and value our volunteers as essential to our ability to provide services.

What do our volunteers do?

Our world class volunteers support clinical services in our Magnet program by providing reception and registration services as Concierges; drawing blood as California certified Phlebotomists; offering sexually transmitted infection information and support in navigating harm reduction techniques as HIV and STI test counselors; taking HIV and STI counseling one step further by providing diagnosis and treatment for STIs as licensed RNs or NPs; and assisting with our after-hours special event productions as Socialites.


What are the requirements?

All volunteer positions require an initial 6 month commitment.
Socialites are required to work one event per month. A weekly or biweekly three-hour shift is required for all other roles. Shift times are flexible with both weekday/daytime and evening/weekend shifts available.

There is currently a waiting list for all evening and weekend positions.
All new Strut volunteers are required to complete a 2-step TB testing process, privacy/confidentiality training, a background check, and furnish proof of current hepatitis B and influenza vaccination prior to beginning volunteer service. Strut will provide all of these services to new volunteers.


How do I get involved?

All new volunteers will begin their journey as a Concierge or Socialite. After fulfilling an initial 6 month commitment, volunteers will have the freedom to move into an HIV/STI test counselor or licensed clinician role (if qualified). Placement into a test counselor or licensed clinician role requires a one year weekly or biweekly commitment and is dependent upon availability. There is often a waiting list.

To begin the process of becoming a volunteer at Strut, fill out our online application.

Apply For Volunteer Positions Online


What happens after I submit my application?

Once applications are accepted and approved, prospective volunteers will be invited to attend a one hour informational session. This session provides details about each available role and position, explains commitment levels and offers the opportunity to ask any and all questions about the program. Prospective volunteers who are interested in moving forward in the process after the informational session will be invited to attend a one-on-one screening with our volunteer manager to find the best role based on the candidate’s goals and objectives.

Our robust program is popular in the community and we often have a waiting list for all positions. Due to the limited number of positions available our screening process is competitive and unfortunately we are not always able to place every applicant. We do our very best to keep waiting list times to a minimum. Prospective volunteers with strictly evening and weekend availability will generally experience longer wait times.


Ready to get started?

Fill out our online application today!

Apply For Volunteer Positions Online


Are you interested in a more comprehensive internship program?

The Sexual Health Internship Program at Strut provides an opportunity for interns to work alongside sexual health clinicians and volunteers, insurance and benefits navigators, and community programs staff–all who are experts in HIV prevention, treatment, and advocacy. Our internship program will begin in August 2018 and will require a semester long commitment. Interns are scheduled for 3 to 4 shifts per week, for a total of 12 to 16 hours per week.

Learn more about the Sexual Health Internship Program at Strut