Volunteer with Safe Passage

about safe passage

The Tenderloin is home to an estimated 3,500 children who navigate their way to and from school, and other activities. In 2008, a group of mothers came together to find new ways to keep their children safe. Today, TLCBD Safe Passage is a coalition of Tenderloin community members who are building a culture of safety under the umbrella of the Tenderloin Community Benefit District (TLCBD). TLCBD Safe Passage works to help people feel safe and be safe through: Education, Involvement, and Visibility.

what to expect during a shift

After a safety training, you’ll be paired with a local resident Corner Captain, the backbone of the TLCBD Safe Passage Program. Together, you’ll monitor high-risk street corners and busy intersections, serving as a positive, safety presence for youth and seniors. Finally, the entire team will return to TLCBD headquarters to debrief on your shared experience. Many volunteers report feeling inspired with a deeper understanding of the neighborhood. All shifts are approximately two hours.


Contact Email Eric Rozell, Pedestrian Safety Manager, at eric@tlcbd.org.

All shifts deploy from the TLCBD office, 512 Ellis Street. Shifts are in the afternoon, 1pm-3pm.