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Berkeley Schools Volunteers

Berkeley Schools Volunteers

Change the world one classroom at a time through Berkeley Schools Volunteers (BSV), a program of the Berkeley Public Schools Fund.

In this new era of distanced learning, public school students need volunteer support NOW MORE THAN EVER!

BSV matches committed community members with teachers and staff in one of our 20 public schools - preschool through 12th grade, and the adult school. We build community-school partnerships that benefit student development and learning during this extraordinary time of challenge and isolation.

This year, our volunteers will be supporting distanced learning. We're looking for tech-comfortable adults who are adaptable and ready to learn a new landscape. (Training will be provided!)

Volunteers are typically paired with a classroom and teacher and serve in a variety of helpful capacities for a few hours each week for the duration of the school year. Our volunteer matching is extremely customized to teachers' needs and volunteers' skills and interests.

Learn more about the many opportunities that await you. From www.berkeleypublicschoolsfund.org, click on Volunteer and then Classroom Volunteers to learn more and apply.

Questions? Contact Duffy Ross, Director of Programs, duffyross@berkeley.net or 510-644-8833.

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About Berkeley Schools Volunteers


PO Box 2066, Berkeley, CA 94702, US

Mission Statement

To inspire and empower an extraordinary public education for every child.


Berkeley School Volunteers has been the coordinating link between the community's volunteer resources and the needs of our public schools since 1991. BSV is responsible for the recruitment, training, placement, recognition, and evaluation of community volunteers in all 20 schools in the Berkeley Unified School District.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Tutoring
  • General Education
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • STEM


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • For community volunteers, 1-2 hours per week for the school year. If a student, 1-2 hours per week for a semester.
  • This year, most placements will require fingerprinting/background check.

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