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):

  • December 15th, 2014
  • January 19th, 2015
  • February 16th, 2015

No medical experience is necessary to volunteer at 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 info@berkeleyfreeclinic.org or (510) 548-2570.

The volunteer application period for the Peer Counseling Collective (PCC) has ended. Stay tuned for information on next year's training cycle!

The Funding section accepts volunteers on a rolling basis. Please attend an All-Clinic Orientation and talk with us about your interests. No experience is necessary. We do require time commitment and dedication to providing non-profit health care. In exchange for your time, you will learn new skills such as grant writing, program evaluation, event planning, and media relations, all while participating in a meaningful volunteer experience.

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 bfcdental@gmail.com. Thank you!

The Dental Section is not currently accepting applications for the incoming cohort of dental assistants. Typically, the application cycle opens in late November or December every year. Please fillout this form, and we will contact you when the volunteer application cycle opens again. 

The Information Resource Collective (IRC) is not currently accepting applications. As part of this section you will be the main liaison between clients and community health services. As such, a lot of your job will be talking with clients, helping them get appointments, giving them healthcare referrals. Our application is coming out in late February and will be due in March. 

The Medical Section is currently accepting applications for the 2015 training cycle! Commitment is typically 2.5 years. The application can be found here. No experience is necessary! Please submit competed applications to bfcmedapps@gmail.com.  Deadline for applications has been extended to Jan 24th, 2015 at 11:59 pm. Applications will not be accepted beyond this time.

Note: If you submitted an application through the Google Forms app but did not receive confirmation from us, please email bfcmedapps@gmail.com.


The Saturday Services Section is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2014 Training Cycle. Please submit your complete application to  saturdayservicestc@gmail.com no later than September 17th, 2014.

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 currently not accepting applications. We will likely be accepting applications for the next training cohort early May. 

The Gay Men's Health Collective (GMHC) is currently accepting applications for Fall 2014 Membership Training! The application can be found at http://goo.gl/t2F1DM and are due by September 26, 2014 at 11:59PM. If you have any other questions, please email coords_gmhc@berkeleyfreeclinic.org.