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):
- March 16th, 2015
- April 20th, 2015
- May 18th, 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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.
The Medical Section is not currently accepting applications.
The Saturday Services Section is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2014 Training Cycle. Please submit your complete application to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 17th, 2014.
The Lab Section is not currently accepting applications.
The Hepatitis Testing, Education, and Vaccination Section (HepTev) is currently accepting applications. The application is due Friday, April 24th at 11:59 PM.
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 volunteers! If you identify as a gay or bisexual man, please email email@example.com with a list of available Sunday afternoons to sign up for a shift.