Task Runners

Task Runners are dispatched by BSV to pick-up and deliver urgently needed technology and school supplies to students and families who are not otherwise able to access them centrally.  Task Runners make quick-turnaround deliveries, completing delivery within 1-2 days of the request.  

How does the Task Running System Work?

  • Task Runners are alerted to open task runs via email, and open task runs are also listed as they come in on the School Support Volunteers Opportunity Google doc
  • After signing up for a task run, volunteers are sent delivery details (address and contact info)
  • The Task Runner picks up the item (e.g. Chromebook, hot spot, school supplies, books or learning packets) from the Ed Hub or other school distribution center and delivers students’ homes.  
  • Up to three delivery locations may be included on a task run.  Runs are usually within the city of Berkeley; mileage reimbursement is available for longer runs.
  • Task Runners also fill-in when needed as substitute Grocery Drivers and Grocery Delivery Volunteers.

What’s Required?

  • Valid driver’s license, a car in good condition & standing, and scheduling flexibility

Interested in Becoming a BSV Task Runner?

To sign-up as a Task Runner, FIRST join BSV School Support Volunteers HERE. (When you sign up, check the Task Runner box.)

For more information, email SSV Program Manager Sally McLaughlin, sallymclaughlin@berkeley.net