Gain experience supporting artist productions, meet folks in your creative community, and make a difference by giving back to a thriving and dynamic arts community at CounterPulse in San Francisco!

CounterPulse, based at 80 Turk St in the Tenderloin District, is one of San Francisco’s leading small venues for cutting-edge, interdisciplinary performance. Our studio theater hosts over 300 public events each year, ranging from dance, theater and music performances to political discussions and film screenings. For over 30 years, we have provided space and resources for emerging artists and cultural innovators, serving as an incubator for the creation of socially relevant, community-based art and culture.


We are currently seeking volunteers for the our Spring 2022 Season

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Most of our volunteers support as ushers and box office staff at a show, in exchange for a complimentary ticket to the performance.  Other volunteer opportunities are available for virtual administrative support and in person during our Neighborhood Arts programming.

Volunteering at CounterPulse means you play a key role in the impact we can have in our community, and the role of art in society at large. We value being part of an artist-focused and highly collaborative arts organization, and we think you will too!


Community Service Program

CounterPulse is a participant in SFMTA’s Community Service Program, which allows eligible people to pay off their San Francisco parking tickets through community service.

Here is more information on the Community Service Program >>

Photo: Opening day of (X)change, Photo by Myleen Hollero