The IRC is a section of the clinic devoted to health justice and the empowerment of our clients through information and connection to community resources that fit different individual’s needs.

We act as a “switchboard” to put people in touch with the services they seek. The IRC serves as the nucleus of the clinic during open-door hours, acting as guides for all clients at the clinic. Members of IRC have a wide-ranging role that includes maintaining an extensive library of local resources for services such as medical, dental, shelter, legal aid, and counseling. In addition, members provide referrals to Bay Area resources, conduct appointment taking, and manage the lobby and clinic space. Not only do members provide valuable information to enable our community to access available services, but they also gain a greater understanding of what our community has to offer. Through in person communication, telephone referrals, and our referral handouts, volunteers provide vital information to the community.

 

The Information Resource Collective (IRC) application is now open!

Here is the link to the application.

The first step to joining the Berkeley Free Clinic as an IRC trainee is to fill out and return the above application by no later than January 8 at 11:59pm.  Applications and questions should be e-mailed to: irctccoords@berkeleyfreeclinic.org.  Applications may also be printed and submitted by mail or in person to 2339 Durant Avenue in Berkeley. Applications submitted by mail must be received at the Clinic by the deadline above.