Volunteers Needed

The Tenants Union is a volunteer based organization–we need your help to protect and expand our rights!

Become A Tenants Union Counselor

Volunteer Tenant Counselors are the mainstay of the Tenants Union. The increased demand on our services caused by this continuing housing crisis means we need more and more counselors. We especially need those who can work evening or weekend shifts. We provide comprehensive training and support.


If you appreciate rent control and pro-tenant legislation, get involved in our political and legislative campaigns to defend your rights and win new victories! We need your help getting the word out about events, calling members, doing voter and tenant outreach, and much more.

Data Entry

We need your help today to update our database. We'll train you on our easy to use system. This data entry work is a key component of our eviction monitoring work.


The Tenants Union conducts surveys of San Francisco rent and eviction patterns. Learn how to navigate city databases and help us help San Francisco tenants.

Translation Help Needed

Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Russian-speakers are needed for counseling and document translation. Train to become a counselor or translate for a counselor or our materials.

Artists and Designers

The Tenants Union always needs your art and graphic design contributions for flyers, the website, the handbook, and other materials.

If you are interested in helping out, please email us.

To volunteer to counsel or do office work:

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To volunteer for campaigns:

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The SF Tenants Union is supported by your memberships and donations. If you find information on this website useful, or if you want to support our work, please join or donate. Members get even more information via our Tenants Rights Handbook plus access to phone counseling.
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