Sundance Saloon is quite special as a venue produced by the community for the community - it's been all-volunteer from the beginning. Sundance Saloon belongs to all of us, and it survives only with the contributions of many. If Sundance Saloon is a special part of your life, you can make it even more so by playing an active role in its success!
Volunteering is a great way to contribute, and it's rewarding and fun! It only takes an occasional hour of your time to help out at the front door or coat-check, or to help us set up or tear down. We're especially looking for volunteers who can commit to one hour a month, but any amount is helpful.
There are also opportunities to volunteer outside of Sundance Saloon, working behind-the-scenes for ongoing or special projects. In addition, we always need additional volunteers for community events, such as S.F. Pride, the Castro Street Fair, and the Sundance Stompede.
Volunteering on Sundays
Our Sunday Sundance Saloon volunteer schedule and system runs separately from our Thursday schedule. Sunday volunteer shifts are typically one hour and include:
Volunteers receive free admission for the night they volunteer.
A core volunteer is someone who commits to volunteering one hour of time, once a month at Sundance Saloon on either Sundays or Thursdays. All volunteer shifts on Thursday are filled by core volunteers. About two-thirds of the Sundays shifts are filled by core volunteers.
We recruit and schedule core volunteers three months at a time. Shifts are pre-assigned with deference to your scheduling needs. Of course we understand if you need to cancel a shift later, and we make this easy for you. We do request that you either try to switch with someone else or signup for an alternate date and time.
If you're interested in being a core volunteer, fill out one of the online forms to indicate your volunteer preferences and available dates and times:
We have numerous special events throughout the year that require many additional volunteers. These events can include, and may not be limited to:
San Francisco Pride
Castro Street Fair
Special event volunteer administration is handled separately from our regular Sundance Saloon volunteer system. We'll post detailed information about each event as the date approaches.