Information Resource Collective | "It is our mission to empower people with the information and resources they need to thrive"
The Information Resource Collective (IRC) is one of the oldest sections at the Berkeley Free Clinic. Throughout our long history we have been dedicated to providing all who contact us, whether over the phone or in the Clinic, with exceptional support and guidance to appropriate resources.
The IRC is the first point of contact for nearly all people seeking services from the Berkeley Free Clinic. We are dedicated to researching and providing resources essential to our client's well-being: this includes proper shelter nutrition as well as comprehensive medical, dental, and mental health care. The BFC sees thousands of people each year, and the IRC helps direct these clients to services both in and outside of the clinic, expanding the clinic's reach to thousands of more people who need additional assistance.
Ultimately our goal is to empower our clients, by giving them the information they need to make critical decisions about their health. We work closely with the other sections of the BFC to ensure coordinated services and to provide a safe space for our clients. The IRC is the only section staffing the clinic every day, and we hope to welcome you soon!
The Information Resource Collective (IRC) application is now officially open!
In the light of recent political events, it is important now--more than ever--that we take action to advocate for marginalized communities and empower them with the information and resources they need to thrive. If you're interested in volunteering with the IRC please apply online. The application for the IRC is available here.
DEADLINE EXTENSION: Applications are due Friday, January 13th at 11:59pm. The Information and Resource Collective will respond to applicants by January 29th. Interviews will be held soon after.