The Funding Section is now open for volunteer applications!

The Funding Section is responsible for coordinating efforts to meet the nearly $400,000 annual operating budget of the BFC. Our mission is to ensure that the BFC can maintain and expand its services, and our team does so through grant writing, communications, event planning, and community engagement. Our ideal candidate is someone who is self-driven, has a strong sense of commitment, and who believes in the BFC mission of "Healthcare for People, Not Profit." Much of the Funding Section’s work is done remotely, requiring self-accountability and consistent phone/email communication with co-volunteers.

The Peer Counseling Collective is currently accepting applications!


Update September 2019: The PCC will open its applications for the 2020 training cycle later this year in 2019. Look out for a new post. Thanks!

Monday through Saturday the Peer Counseling Collective provides free, confidential peer counseling for individuals.

We are looking for volunteers who:

  • Believe in health care for people, not for profit!

  • Want to be part of a collective where there is no hierarchy and all decisions are made collectively

  • Are ready to explore issues of oppression and life challenges in a non-judgmental way

  • Are from all different backgrounds and have a range of experiences

  • Are eager to develop new skills and learn about yourself in the process

  • Commit to attending all classes and completing all training requirements

  • Can make a one-year commitment after completion of the training, which includes being a peer-counselor AND being an active collective member

Kasper and the GMHC's 30th Birthday

Kasper and the GMHC's 30th Birthday

2006 marked the 30th anniversary of our Gay Men's Health Collective (GMHC), and in true Berkeley Free Clinic fashion, we celebrated with a raucous burlesque show. “I still remember the cowboy who stripped while bouncing on the pogo stick,” said Jane Maxwell, a phlebotomy volunteer. But Kasper, the GMHC alum who organized much of the event, mostly remembers all the work it took to get the night off the ground.

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