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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 info-sessions will be held on January 25th at 7:00 PM in Social Sciences 126 and on January 26th at 2:00 PM over Zoom. Attending an info-session is not required, but it is highly recommended that you do so. Our application is live and is due Wednesday, January 31st at 4:00 PM. 

15-minute interviews will take place February 3rd - 4th. Classes will begin on February 8th and last through April 25th, and they take place in-person on Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

Contact Us

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

Thank you for contacting us. We will respond as soon as possible.

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