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Berkeley Disaster Prep Neighborhood Network


Berkeley Mutual Aid matches lower-risk volunteers with the most pressing needs. This includes pairing lower-risk neighbors with higher-risk neighbors who need essential supplies (e.g., food, toiletries, and prescriptions), help navigating social services, or connecting to overcome social isolation. We live by the mutual aid model of "solidarity not charity."

Berkeley Mutual Aid is looking for weekly volunteers to support our neighbors in an ongoing autonomous "match". Once a match is made you and your COVID-19 Match can coordinate the delivery of essential supplies, like food, toiletries, and prescriptions. You and your match can also help one another feel less isolated by checking-in on the phone or by other electronic means.

Individual Matching can consist of all, one, or a combination of these activities:
1) shopping and errands
2) social support (phone calls)
3) food delivery
4) social services navigation

Please fill out this form or contact us for more information:

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About Berkeley Disaster Prep Neighborhood Network


1618 Capistrano Ave., Berkeley, CA 94707, US

Mission Statement

BDPNN works to equitably support Berkeley neighborhoods and individuals who live or work in Berkeley to respond to large-scale emergencies. We do this through coalition building, bringing in outside expertise, and sharing experiences. BDPNN also oversees Berkeley Mutual Aid (, providing an infrastructure so those needing help can be matched with those who need help.


The Berkeley Disaster Preparedness Neighborhood Network (BDPNN) - also known as "The Network" - is an all-volunteer organization formed in 2009 by neighborhood leaders to address the gap between the training and support capabilities of the City of Berkeley and the needs of neighborhoods preparing for and responding to disasters.

Berkeley Mutual Aid is a grassroots effort that came out of the response to the COVID pandemic in March of 2020. It is an evolving effort developed by volunteers in the community to get neighborly support to where it is needed most. As this crisis evolves, our project will continue to respond and shift priorities as needed. Right now, we are focusing on helping people at higher risk from COVID-19 to help flatten the curve, and helping people who are being especially heavily impacted by COVID-19.

Crisis Support
People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Berkeley, CA 94707



  • Customer Service
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building




  • Must be at least 18
  • 1 hr - 3 hr per week
  • car can be helpful but not required

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