Learn more about the powerful ways that Berkeley Schools Volunteers (BSV) is working in collaborative response to the COVID-19 crisis in Berkeley Unified.
Task Runners are dispatched by BSV to pick-up and deliver urgently needed meals, groceries, school supplies, and technology for students and families who are not otherwise able to access them centrally. Learn more HERE.
Ed Hub volunteers run BUSD’s centralized, drive-through distribution center where families can pick up needed supplies three times every week. Learn more HERE.
Tech Wellness team is being trained this fall to answer student and family tech questions via BUSD’s help desk ticketing system. Training provided. Flexible scheduling. Learn more HERE.
Books team launched a book drive out of BUSD’s Ed Hub over the sumer. Expert members help sort, level and bag books for students while non-expert literacy enthusiasts collect book donations and distribute book bags to students. Learn more HERE.
Grocery Drivers do just that – they drive hundreds of bags of groceries every other Friday from the Berkeley Food Network to 1 of BUSD’s meals distribution sites for families in need. Learn more HERE.
Laptop Refurbishment team accepts community technology donations and supplies BUSD teachers and staff with newly refurbished tech tools to improve the remote learning experience for all. Learn more HERE.
Art Team puts their artistic passion and know-how to work in ways that support creative learning and response efforts district-wide. Learn more HERE.
Garden team worked in collaboration with BUSD’s garden, cooking & nutrition program to assemble 800 take-home seed planting kits for students early in the crisis. Learn more about this and other projects HERE.
Spanish speakers support BUSD’s Spanish-speaking families in better accessing the curricular resources and supplies available in our district. Learn more HERE.