Volunteer

During the academic year at UC Berkeley, those interested in volunteering with the Suitcase Clinic and working directly with folx in our clinic spaces (once we are able to) must first take this class. Class content includes caseworking, security training, and clinic policies and procedures. The application process requires a written application and, if selected, a follow-up interview. Our application is now live and can be accessed here. The deadline to apply is September 9th, 4 p.m.

We will be hosting virtual tabling hours and infosessions as well as participating in this semester's virtual Calapalooza, so please attend any of these events if you're interested in learning more about what we do as an organization and hearing from current volunteers about their experiences (more information on the graphic on the left as well as our volunteer tab). Make sure to also RSVP to our Facebook recruitment event here.

 

Fall 2020 (all times PDT):

Virtual Tabling (Zoom ID 914 341 1682):

- Friday, 9/4, 12-2 p.m.

- Tuesday, 9/8, 5-7 p.m.

Virtual Infosessions (Zoom ID 914 341 1682):

- Wednesday, 9/2, 7-8 p.m.

- Thursday, 9/3, 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.

 

Virtual Calapalooza (Zoom ID 929 887 30118):

- Wednesday, 9/2, 4-6 p.m.

 

Application:

- Due Wednesday, 9/9, 4 p.m.

Interview (invitation only):

- Saturday, 9/12, or Sunday, 9/13

 

Summer Training

Those interested in volunteering with the Suitcase Clinic, who are unable to take the course during the fall or the spring semester, or are not currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, may participate in a six-week-long training session held every summer. This training addresses the fundamental elements covered in the course including case-working, security training, and clinic policies and procedures.  

 

Summer 2020:

Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 crisis, we will not be holding classes for Summer 2020. 

Contact Us

For training-specific questions, comments, or concerns, please submit the contact form. ​

All of the Suitcase Clinic’s volunteers are required to undergo a semester-long training classs prior to beginning their work in our clinic spaces. Our training emphasizes a holistic approach to addressing the problem of homelessness, teaching volunteers to be a caseworker with the unhoused and low-income community that utilizes our services.

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