Get Involved

Support IMPACT

IMPACT Bay Area relies on the support of the community to continue our work of empowering students to set and defend boundaries.

Here are some ways you can get involved:


Spread the Word

The majority of our students come to us through word of mouth! Share your experience on social media or write a review on our Yelp page.

Facebook:  @IMPACTselfdefense
Instagram: @IMPACTbayarea
Twitter: @IMPACTBayArea

Join Our Board

IMPACT Bay Area is looking for new board members who support our mission of reducing violence and promoting healing by teaching effective boundary setting, personal safety, and physical self-defense skills. Thank you for your interest in joining the IMPACT Bay Area Board of Directors. Learn more about Board service here. This document offers a picture of board member responsibilities and the application process. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. If you decide to pursue a position on the board, please contact us for more info.

Shop for IMPACT

Benefit IMPACT when you shop! IMPACT participates in Amazon Smile and the Sports Basement Basementeers Program! You can designate IMPACT as your charity of choice when you shop and a portion of the proceeds from you purchases will be donated to us!

Job Openings

Becoming an IMPACT Instructor

We are not currently hiring instructors at this time.

All IMPACT classes are taught by a team of instructors: a lead "Whistle Instructor” and a “Suited Instructor”, who acts as a mock assailant. Our instructors receive approximately 100 hours of training, consisting of instruction hours and time spent teaching classes under supervision of a certified instructor. All instructors must pass a background check and be interviewed by several staff members before starting the training process. We provide considerable mentorship to instructor trainees, and we would be happy to tell you more about it. Please note that we only train instructors to teach at IMPACT Bay Area. We do not train instructors to teach independently or offer "train the trainer" programs.

Internship Opportunities

Please contact us if you are interested in an internship with IMPACT Bay Area.