Task Runners are dispatched by BSV to pick-up and deliver urgently needed technology, school supplies, meals, and groceries to students and families who are not otherwise able to access them centrally.
What do Task Runners Do?
Task Runners make delivery runs (usually within the city of Berkeley) in the following categories:
- One-time Delivery – a volunteer picks up a Chromebook, hot spot, school supplies, books or learning packets from the Ed Hub (or other school distribution center) and delivers to 1-4 students’ homes. Quick turnaround, with task completed within 1-2 days of the request.
- Ongoing Support – a team of 3 volunteers support 1-3 BUSD families every Mon/Wed/Fri with meals and/or groceries available from the district & the Berkeley Food Network.
How does the Task Running System Work?
- BUSD staff refer family needs to the Task Runner Leader, Sally McLaughlin
- Task Runners are sent emails 1-3x/week alerting them of “open task” delivery runs, with a link provided to the Task Runner Sign-up Sheet
- After signing up, runners receive an email with the delivery details (recipient’s name, address, etc)
- The most common pickup locations are the Ed Hub (at the Berkeley Adult School, 1700 block of Curtis), the Mini-Hub (1718 Jaynes St.) and the BHS Supply Center
Valid driver’s license, a car in good condition & standing, and scheduling flexibility. Task runs typically take 30-90 minutes depending upon the number of delivery stops.
Interested in Becoming a BSV Task Runner?
To sign-up as a Task Runner, join Berkeley Schools Volunteers COVID-Response email list HERE.
For more information, email taskrunner@volunteers.