UC Berkeley students come to the Berkeley Public Schools Volunteers for many reasons. What’s yours?
Please follow the links below to one or more areas of interest to learn more and get started!
- one-time-only volunteer opportunities
- group volunteering/school sponsorship/partnerships
- individuals (non-credit)
- ED 97/197 Field Studies courses
- Volunteer Timesheet
If you want to learn more about existing partnerships between CAL and local schools, please check the The CalCorp office website. They can connect you with volunteer, internship and paid opportunities in local schools.
Below is a short list of UC Berkeley organizations and local programs with special CAL cohorts in our schools:
- Anatomy Enrichment (formerly Dr. Marion Diamond’s IB 133 course, now a DeCal course.)
- Autism Speaks U at UC Berkeley
- Fruitful Minds
- The Music Connection
- Project SMILE
- WriterCoach Connection
Education 97 and 197 field studies offers you an opportunity to tutor in the Berkeley Public Schools while earning academic credit. The majority of your time will be spent tutoring in a classroom, working directly with our students. Assignments are made in grades preschool through 12th grades, in most subjects, in the WriterCoach Connection Project, or you may tutor in an after school program. Your tutoring schedule is determined between you and the teacher. You may have one or multiple placements, depending upon scheduling and the hours you need to complete.
Ready to register for the ED 97/197 course this semester? Please complete the APPLICATION FOR ED 97/197 BSV FIELD STUDIES COURSE online anytime before the UC Berkeley Add/Drop deadline for the semester.
In order to screen and orient you before you begin volunteering, you will need to attend a New Volunteer Orientation or confirm that you have already completed this step with our office. Once you have arranged your assignment with us, you should call or e-mail your assigned teacher to set up a schedule and begin tutoring as soon as possible.
NEW: we confirmed two BSV orientations in Dwinelle Hall at UC Berkeley this Spring! Please visit our New Volunteer Orientation page (link above) to view and RSVP!
You are responsible for registering for this course with Telebears. Completing the BSV application form does not register you with UCB. If you decide not to tutor, wish to change your number of units, or decide to tutor but not for units, please contact BSV immediately.
Feel free to read through the Ed. 97/197 field studies course syllabus before you decide to attend an orientation. It outlines requirements, time commitment, and other responsibilities:
Still have questions?
If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, please contact us to learn more or set up a time for your group leader to meet with Jill Coffey , BSV Program Director.