Volunteer

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.

If you would like to volunteer, or would like more information, come to a Volunteer Orientation held on the third Monday of every month at 7:30pm. The next Volunteer Orientations will occur on the following Mondays at 7:30pm at the Berkeley Free Clinic (2339 Durant Ave):

  • August 18th, 2014
  • September 15th, 2014
  • October 20th, 2014

No medical experience is necessary to volunteer at the Clinic. Requirements do include a commitment to the struggle for free, accessible healthcare and health education, to community empowerment and unification, and to eliminating racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia.

In most cases, volunteers are asked to make a minimum one-year commitment following training.

If you are a medical professional interested in volunteering your services, please contact us at info@berkeleyfreeclinic.org or (510) 548-2570.


The Peer Counseling Collective (PCC) The Peer Counseling Collective of the Berkeley Free Clinic is currently accepting applications!

The Peer Counseling Collective (PCC) offers free drop-in and long-term counseling. Our counseling model is based on that of Carl Rogers and is client-centered, emphasizing the importance of feeling, listening, empathy, and unconditional positive regard.

We are currently accepting applications until July 25, 2014 for a training that will begin on Thursday September 18, 2014. Our training has the reputation of being a self-exploratory learning experience that prepares its trainees well for counseling in a community-centered health model. Training lasts six months and takes place on Thursday evenings and Sundays. The ability to make a one-year commitment after training is required to volunteer within the PCC.

To Apply you must fill out an application and attend one of the following info sessions:

  • Sunday, June 29, 11-1pm
  • Thursday, July 10, 7-9pm
  • Thurday, July 24, 7-9pm

The Funding section accepts volunteers on a rolling basis. Please attend an All-Clinic Orientation and talk with us about your interests. No experience is necessary. We do require time commitment and dedication to providing non-profit health care. In exchange for your time, you will learn new skills such as grant writing, program evaluation, event planning, and media relations, all while participating in a meaningful volunteer experience.


The Dental Section is currently looking for new dentists and registered hygienists.

If you are interested in giving back to your community while also having an opporunity to hone your skills, practicing at the Berkeley Free Clinic Dental Section may be for you. The clinic is open during the evening on weekdays and has an extremely flexible schedule. Whether coming in one night a month or twice a week, the volunteers at the clinic are more than willing to work with you and your schedule. We are very appreciative of any time you spend at the Berkeley Free Clinic. All that is required to become a volunteer dentist or a hygienist at the clinic is to be licensed in the state of California; malpractice insurance is covered by the clinic. We are sufficiently stocked, staged, and staffed to perform most general dentistry procedures that we offer which range from dental examinations to extractions. To find out more about our clinic, please email bfcdental@gmail.com. Thank you!

We are not currently accepting new dental assistants. Please fill out this form if you would like to be contacted when the cycle for dental assistants opens again.


The Information Resource Collective (IRC) is not currently accepting applications.


The Medical Section is not currently accepting applications.


The Saturday Services Section is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2014 Training Cycle. Please submit your complete application to  saturdayservicestc@gmail.com no later than September 17th, 2014.


The Lab Section is not currently accepting applications.


The Hepatitis Testing, Education, and Vaccination Section (HepTev) is not currently accepting applications.


The HIV Prevention Services Section (HPS) is currently accepting applications. Send completed applications to bfchps@gmail.com by June 30th, 2014.


The Gay Men's Health Collective (GMHC) is currently accepting new volunteers! If you are interested and identify as a gay or bisexual man, please email coords_gmhc@berkeleyfreeclinic.org, and include a list of Sundays that you would like to volunteer.