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.
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. Zoom infosessions will be held on August 31st at 7:00 PM and on September 1st at 2:00 PM. Infosessions are not required but highly recommended. Our application is live and is due Wednesday, September 6th, at 4:00 PM. 15-minute interviews will take place September 9th - 10th. Classes will begin on September 14th and last through November 30th, and they take place in-person on Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
For training-specific questions, comments, or concerns, please submit the contact form.