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 made contact with every BUSD family that received a loaner Chromebook this spring to support equal access to the district’s instructional platforms and resources. Learn more HERE. 
  • Books team launched a two-pronged (online and real) book drive out of BUSD’s Ed Hub. 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. 
  • Remote Learning Mentors are college-aged mentors who e-meet twice weekly with struggling middle schoolers at King Middle School to support their success. 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 6 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.
  • School Supplies team designed school supplies lists by grade level and assembled over 2500 bags of supplies for BUSD’s highest needs students, preschool-12th grade. Learn more HERE
  • Teacher Needs team supports the connection between community members with home office tools to donate and BUSD staff in need. Learn more HERE.
  • School Site Support team recruits dozens of volunteers for single-day, on-site events where Principals need extra human power. BSVers support laptop distribution, school close-downs, or classroom clean-ups. Learn more HERE
  • Spanish speakers support BUSD’s Spanish-speaking families in better accessing the curricular resources and supplies available in our district. Learn more HERE.