Thanks for your interest in hosting a BSV Volunteer in 2021-22!


I. Onboarding Priorities

Berkeley Schools Volunteers will continue to be strategic about who we match and when. We'll onboard in the following order:

1. Returning BSV volunteers re-connecting with their previous BUSD Host Teacher
2. Returning BSV volunteers seeking a new BUSD Host Teacher
3. New BSV volunteers seeking a new placement in BUSD 

Host Teachers may, of course, request any start date they want for a volunteer.

II. Updated Safety Protocols

In alignment with BUSD's COVID Safety Protocol, BSV is doing a number of things this year to ensure everyone is safe:
  • All in-person BSV volunteers will provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination with indication of a 2-week clearance before starting in the classroom
  • All in-person BSV volunteers will sign a waiver assuming the risk of volunteering in-person
  • Volunteers will only be allowed to be in one classroom
  • BUSD students cannot volunteer with BSV this year due to contact tracing purposes
  • BUSD parents volunteers will now be under the purview of BSV. (Grandparents and other extended familyas required by the California Education Code, still need to fully register with Berkeley Schools Volunteers in order to volunteer in a district classroom, even if in the classroom of a relative)
  • All distance learning BSV volunteers will support BUSD teacher-hosted Zoom sessions only. (Volunteers cannot host their own Zoom calls with students.)

BSV remains committed to being responsive to student/teacher needs during these extraordinary times.  

Tell Us About Yourself

Berkeley Schools Volunteers recognizes that name and gender identity are central to most individuals' sense of self and well-being, and that it is important for us to establish systems that acknowledge and support individuals' self-identification.

Contact Information

If you don't have a work number or do not want to use the school number, you may list a home or cell number here

Volunteer Placement Information

Final Agreements

To set up my volunteer partnership for success, BSV asks all Host Teachers to review the following 2021-22 resources:
All documents are also available on the BSV Portal web page.

What Happens Next?

If you're requesting a volunteer or volunteers who you've worked with in the past, we'll need to ensure they clear screening requirements first - BSV will let you know via email. 

If you're requesting a volunteer or volunteers who are new to you, we'll make the match as soon as we find the right fit (pending screening clearance). We will do a formal email introduction at that time, after which you'll launch your new partnership!

Questions? Email Jissel Poblete: