Ed Hub Volunteers
What is the Ed Hub?
Operated by the Schools Fund in partnership with BUSD, the Ed Hub is a safe, drive-through distribution facility that services the students and families of BUSD. The Ed Hub came into being during the first months and years of the pandemic to distribute needed supplies during school shut-down. Now that schools are back in action, the Ed Hub has shifted its focus slightly.
Ed Hub priorities for 2021-22 include:
- distributing learning materials to students/families enrolled in BUSD’s Virtual Academy
- helping families access essential services (i.e. Infinite Campus sign-up, Emergency Broadband Benefits sign-up, etc.)
- distributing at-home Chromebooks for any student that requests one.
The Ed Hub is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-5pm (except on school holidays). The Ed Hub is located on the backside of the Berkeley Adult School, on the 1700 block of Curtis Street, between Virginia and Francisco. For more information and a map to the Ed Hub, click HERE.
What do Ed Hub Volunteers do?
Ed Hub volunteers set up the distribution site 15 minutes before the Hub opens. Volunteers support families who’re driving through with any requested supplies. In this way, Ed Hub volunteers serve as the face of the district to our families.
We aim to have at least 1 Spanish-speaking volunteer on every Ed Hub shift.
What is Required of Volunteers at the Ed Hub?
As the Ed Hub is public-facing, volunteers wear masks at all times. Besides moving supplies from one place to another, the physical demands are rather light. Nevertheless, given its public nature, we discourage volunteers who are in any COVID risk categories from signing up for shifts.
How do I Sign Up?
To access the Ed Hub sign-up directly, first sign up to become a BSV School Support Volunteer. You will then have regular opportunities to sign up for Ed Hub shifts via our newsletter.