All services at the Berkeley Free Clinic are provided by volunteers. Training is done at the clinic or by volunteer professionals. Each year, an estimated 180 people donate approximately 31,000 volunteer hours doing direct client service, administration, fundraising, building maintenance, trainings, and more.
If you would like to volunteer, or would like more information, come to a Volunteer Orientation held on the third Monday of every month at 7:30pm. The next Volunteer Orientations will occur on the following Mondays at 7:30pm at the Berkeley Free Clinic (2339 Durant Ave):
- November 18th, 2013
- December 16th, 2013
- January 20th, 2013
No previous medical experience is necessary to volunteer and become a member of the Clinic. Requirements do include a commitment to the struggle for free, accessible healthcare and health education, to community empowerment and unification, and to eliminating racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia. In most cases, volunteers are asked to make a minimum one-year commitment following training.
If you are a medical professional interested in volunteering your services, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 548-2570.
The Funding section is currently accepting volunteer applications. No prior experience is necessary. We do require time commitment and dedication to providing non-profit health care. In exchange for your time, you will learn a variety of new skills such as grant writing, program evaluation, event planning, and media relations, all while participating in a meaningful volunteer experience.
Application to the funding section is a multi-part process. Applications are due December 15th. Please visit this link for more information.
The Dental Section is currently looking for new dentists and registered hygienists.
If you are interested in giving back to your community while also having an opporunity to hone your skills, practicing at the Berkeley Free Clinic Dental Section may be for you. The clinic is open during the evening on weekdays and has an extremely flexible schedule. Whether coming in one night a month or twice a week, the volunteers at the clinic are more than willing to work with you and your schedule. We are very appreciative of any time you spend at the Berkeley Free Clinic. All that is required to become a volunteer dentist or a hygienist at the clinic is to be licensed in the state of California; malpractice insurance is covered by the clinic. We are sufficiently stocked, staged, and staffed to perform most general dentistry procedures that we offer which range from dental examinations to extractions. To find out more about our clinic, please email email@example.com. Thank you!
The Peer Counseling Collective (PCC) is not currently accepting applications.
The Medical Section is not currently accepting applications.
The Lab Section is not currently accepting applications.
The Hepatitis Testing, Education, and Vaccination Section (HepTev) is not currently accepting applications.
The HIV Prevention Services Section (HPS) is not currently accepting applications.
The Gay Men's Health Collective (GMHC) is currently accepting new volunteers! If you are interested and identify as a gay or bisexual man, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and include a list of Sundays that you would like to volunteer.