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Dorothy Day House of Berkeley


The Berkeley Community Resource Center is a program of Dorothy Day House, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing breakfast/lunch, shelter, showers and many other basic need services to those with the highest needs. We are looking for people who want to help make the world a better place and who want to have a lot of fun doing it.

We're looking for volunteers who can commit to service one day a week. Our volunteers help prepare the breakfast/lunch and serve our guests and are also involved with clean-up in the kitchen. Cooking skills, while helpful, are not necessary. Just a willingness to serve others.

We also are looking for volunteers to assist our Facilitators in monitoring the day-to-day needs so that we can provide top-notch outreach to those coming to the BCRC on a daily basis.

We are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year and have openings available for each of those days.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send an email to or visit our website

Thank you very much!

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About Dorothy Day House of Berkeley


1931 Center Street, PO Box 12701, Berkeley, CA 94712, US

Mission Statement

The Dorothy Day House of Berkeley is a non-denominational community of volunteers who are dedicated to feeding the hungry and providing dignified hospitality to the poor. The name refers to our origins in the Catholic Worker movement; we are not a residential community.


Daily breakfast is served to residents of Berkeley's long-term Men's Shelter and at Trinity Methodist Church (near U.C. campus) to drop-in guests. We also coordinate dinner for the Men's Shelter every evening, and run a foul-weather shelter on rainy nights. We have served free breakfasts in the People's Park neighborhood for more than 20 years. During the struggle to keep the park open we worked out of an illegal trailer -- the People's Cafe -- there. Now the City of Berkeley subsidizes some of our services, though we are completely dependent on volunteer labor and have no office or paid administrative staff.


We'll work with your schedule.


1931 Center StreetBerkeley, CA 94704



  • Cooking / Catering
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Fundraising
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Community Outreach


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Orientation or Training
  • Our shifts are in 2 hour increments. We are hoping to get consistency in our days of the week commitments.
  • Having a cheerful and friendly disposition goes a long way here at BCRC. Not being afraid of working with the most vulnerable is paramount.

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