All of the Suitcase Clinic’s volunteers are required to undergo training 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.
Health and Medical Sciences 98/198
During UC Berkeley’s academic year, those interested in volunteering with the Suitcase Clinic and working directly with folx in our clinic spaces must first take this course. Course content includes caseworking, security training, and clinic policies and procedures.
Course registration requires a written application and a follow-up interview. More information regarding the application process for HMS 98/198 will be available at the beginning of each semester.
Wed, 9/4 @ Barrows 54: 7-8 pm
Thurs, 9/5 @ Barrows 126: 6-7 pm, 7-8 pm
Clinic tours, 9/9 and 9/10
- Sign up before they begin here.
-IMPORTANT: Clinic tours are mandatory for all applicants.
- Apply by 9/11, 4 pm
Interview (for second-round applicants)
- Time and location TBD
Information from the infosessions can be found here.
Those interested in volunteering with the Suitcase Clinic, who are unable to take HMS 98/198 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 HMS 98/198, including case-working, security training, and clinic policies and procedures.
-Unfortunately, we will not be holding summer training for Summer 2019. Please check back with us to apply during Fall 2019 or Spring 2020!
For training-specific questions, comments, or concerns, please submit the contact form.