Who Can Volunteer?

BSV welcomes classroom volunteers come from all walks of life. BSV volunteers are:

  • Learners as well as teachers
  • Professionals, retirees, students, and parents
  • Generalists and specialists – of all ages!
  • Hail from many different countries and speak many different languages
  • Live both within and beyond Berkeley’s city limits
  • Enthusiastic kid-people who are committed to all learners

BSV requires every classroom volunteer to:

  • Commit to volunteering at least 1 hour each week for the entire school year
  • Be at least 16 years of age*
  • Be free of a serious criminal record

*Volunteers who are ages 16 and 17 (minors) require the signature of a parent or guardian on BSV’s Minor Permission Form.

For more details on specific screening requirements, see BSV Volunteer Screening Policies.