All services at the Berkeley Free Clinic are provided by volunteers. Training is done at the clinic or by volunteer professionals. Each year, an estimated 180 people donate approximately 31,000 volunteer hours doing direct client service, administration, fundraising, building maintenance, trainings, and more.
Most of the volunteers at the clinic are members of the Berkeley Community Health Collective. As members of the collective, all share a dedication to the struggle for free, accessible healthcare and health education, to community empowerment and unification, and to eliminating racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia.
The services offered at the Berkeley Free Clinic are provided by volunteer "sections" that specialize in certain services or are particularly aware of certain clients' needs. There are ten sections at the clinic. For more on each of the sections and information on volunteering with them, see each of their pages:
- Certified Enrollment Counselors
- Dental Section
- Funding Section
- Gay Men's Health Collective (GMHC)
- Hepatitis Testing, Education, and Vaccination Section (HepTev)
- HIV Prevention Services Section (HPS)
- Information Resource Collective
- Lab Section
- Medical Section
- Peer Counseling Collective
- Saturday Services Section
To get involved, please attend an All-Clinic Orientation (ACO). ACOs take place in the clinic on the third Monday of every month at 7:30PM. Attending an ACO is a requirement to volunteer at the Berkeley Free Clinic.
To be notified when section applications open up, please fill out this interest form.