We continue to collect and post resources on this page–such as documents and links to local organizations and partners–that are useful for volunteers. Please let us know if you know of something we should post!
- Volunteer Tips and Resources packet (used at BSV New Volunteer Orientation)
- Volunteer Tips
- Resources and Reports
BUSD Early Literacy Initiative Flyer — research-informed program from the Berkeley 2020 Vision Collaborative
General information on the literacy program used in BUSD schools: Teachers College Reading and Writing Project
General Volunteer Tips sheet – general tutoring tips that address frequency asked questions and challenging situations volunteers encounter.
Student Characteristics by Age - learn more about what to expect when working with particular age groups.
2020 Literacy and Math Info sheet – explains the findings and programs informed by the Berkeley 2020 Vision project and volunteers can support our efforts to eliminate the academic achievement gap in Berkeley.
Reading Strategies Info sheet – learn more about our new K-5th grade literacy program and how to support student literacy.
School Logistics Info sheet – lists bus lines and commute timing to/from UC Berkeley campus
City of Berkeley Resources for Youth document (4 pages) – A list of agencies and program serving Berkeley youth, compiled by the City of Berkeley.
Cal2Action – Use this UC Berkeley CalCorp office interactive web page to learn more about your school site, including demographics, student performance scores, and volunteer programs for CAL students.
Berkeley 2020 Vision Plan and Progress Report (power point) on the achievement gap between groups of youth in the Berkeley schools.
The Berkeley Alliance – builds strategic community partnerships that strengthen capacity to effect change on critical issues related to social and economic equity in Berkeley; the convening agency for 2020 Vision for Berkeley’s Children and Youth.
The Berkeley Unified School District website – offers links and information for specific programs, schools, staff directory, calendars and important announcements. Below are some highlights from the site: