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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. Info-sessions will be held on September 5th and 6th. Details about the exact times and locations will be released soon. Attending an info-session is not required, but it is highly recommended that you do so. Our application is live and due Wednesday, September 11th at 4:00 PM. 

15-minute interviews will take place September 14th-15th. Classes will begin on September 19th, in person and every Thursday evening 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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