BSV Volunteer for 2023-24!
This application is intended for host staff who are interested in hosting a
BUSD educator can request a volunteer and we do our best to find the right volunteer for your unique needs.
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 - it takes time to find you the right match!
Host Teachers may, of course, request any start date they want for a volunteer.
See BSV Full Safety Protocols in detail HERE
Questions? Email email@example.com
Tell Us About Yourself
Other (please specify below)
Berkeley Schools Volunteers
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Berkeley Adult School
Berkeley Arts Magnet
Berkeley Technology Academy
Martin Luther King Middle
- for example "Classroom Teacher", "Garden Teacher", "After-School Coordinator", etc
Please list the email address you
We will make this available to your potential volunteers.
Is the email above used for work or personal?
Preferred Phone Number
- please note: this number will be made available to a volunteer
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
Secondary Phone Number
Volunteer Placement Information
Tell us what you're looking for in a volunteer this year:
I know the names of the volunteers I'd like to work with
I'm an existing BSV Host Teacher seeking NEW volunteer(s) from last year
I'm new to BSV as a Host Teacher and looking for volunteer(s) that fit my criteria below
What is/are their name(s)?
If you are an existing BSV Host Teacher requesting a DIFFERENT/NEW volunteer this year, please explain what you are looking for/not looking for. Details are helpful.
If other, please describe.
Number of Volunteers
If more than 5, please explain below.
Requested Start Date
Grade Level(s) Served -
Check all that apply
- Please check only the area(s) that
apply to your volunteer request.
For "other," please use comment box below.
Cooking & Nutrition
Foreign Language (please specify below)
Math (please specify below)
Science (please specify below)
Social Studies/Ethnic Studies
PE/Sports/Movement & Dance
Please specify the type of
( i.e. Algebra, Geometry)
Please specify the type of
( i.e. Spanish, Mandarin, French, etc.)
Please specify the type of
( i.e. Chemistry, Biology)
Types of Support
- please check all that apply
While all of our volunteers have a full breadth of experiences that will enrich your classroom environment, many do not have the specific training needed to support your highest needs students. Please consider this when planning your support structures.
Small Group Support
Whole Class Support
Behind the Scenes teacher support
Online/Distance Learning Support
English Learner Support
If other, please describe:
Days & Times You Need Volunteer Support
- Please select
all that apply
Mon Early Afternoon
Tues Early Afternoon
Wed Early Afternoon
Thurs Early Afternoon
Fri Early Afternoon
Mon Late Afternoon
Tues Late Afternoon
Wed Late Afternoon
Thurs Late Afternoon
Fri Late Afternoon
Exact Start & End Time
on Specific Days
(optional: include if it's relevant)
Would you like us to automatically send the confirmation email to you and your volunteer or would you like us to check in with you first?
Please automatically match me with volunteers
Email me first for approval before matching with volunteers
Please include any additional information that BSV should know about your needs or the role in order to make an effective match.
First Meeting Checklist - Setting Volunteers up for Success!
Volunteers have reported that feel most successful when their educator gives a brief orientation to their class, their school, and their specific volunteer needs.
I commit to
meeting once virtually or in-person
with my volunteer
we start collaborating, and can use BSV's
First Meeting Checklist
to guide this important kick-off conversation
To set up my volunteer partnership for success, BSV asks all Host Teachers to review the following 2023-24 resources:
BSV Volunteer Contract
BSV First Meeting Checklist
BSV Safety Protocols
All documents are also available on the
Berkeley Public Schools Fund website
Direct Supervision of Volunteer
I understand that my BSV volunteer is to work under my supervision at all times, unless previously arranged with BSV.
Annual Teacher Survey
I commit to providing BSV with feedback about my Host Teacher experience through BSV's annual teacher survey in spring.
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 but we try to be pretty quick about it.
If you're requesting a new 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!
Email Jissel Poblete: firstname.lastname@example.org