Volunteer FAQ


How much time do I need to commit?

All volunteers are expected to commit 4-6 hours per week for two semesters for all projects.  This includes regular meetings with the coordinator and other volunteers. Most volunteers are matched in long term, one to one relationships. If you are dedicated, love working with people, and appreciate a challenge, please apply today!

What programs are available?

Stiles Hall offers a variety of programs that enhance the lives of everyone in the community.  Have a look at the descriptions below to figure out which is right for you.  When you’ve decided, please fill out the Community Service Application on our site and we will contact you for an interview and your first assignment.  Please be aware that all volunteers that work with children will need to undergo a background check.

   Mentor/Role Model Project

Matches U.C. students with children from the local community in year-long relationships. Volunteers serve as positive role models, friends, and advocates, and often become part of the child’s extended family. Half of the time is spent on literacy and academic support.

School Sites Days / Times Coordinators
LeConte Elementary TBD Kate Richards

Tutor/Role Model Project

An opportunity for U.C. students to form a strong one-to-one relationship through structured supervised tutoring. Tutors serve as role models, and must be available for one scheduled hour (from times below) and another flexible time, weekly.

School Sites Days / Times Coordinators
 LeConte Elementary M, W 3-4 Daniel Park
LeConte Elementary T, Th 3-4 Elaine Valenzuela
MLK Middle School
(Spanish & Asian ESL)
M-Th 2:30-4 Gilberto Carrasco

Berkeley Scholars to Cal

Eight-year comprehensive academic and social support program for educationally disadvantaged youth. Mentors must be available Saturdays 9-noon and one additional (flexible) time.

Group Days / Times Coordinators
9th Grade T, W, Th 3-5 Daniel Olea
9th Grade T, W, Th 3-5 Laksmita Candrisari
Sports For Kids

Volunteers coach local youth in lunchtime and after-school activities at Cragmont Elementary. Includes art, sports, and tutoring.

School Sites Days / Times Coordinator
Cragmont Elementary M-F 3:00-5:30 Katie Ascher

Experience Berkeley: Black, Latino & Native Transfer Students

Volunteers will recruit Black, Latino & Native transfer students from their former and/or local community colleges, mentor and assist students applying, and promote community among and re-affirm transfer students at Cal.

Site Days / Times Coordinators
By arrangement Flexible Aaron Harvey, Ashea Fuller, Elizabeth Madrigal, Francisco Gonzalez, Jasmine Cisneros, Michael Cerda-Jara

Experience Berkeley: Black, Latino & Native High School Seniors

Volunteers will recruit Black, Latino & Native high school students, mentor and assist students applying.

Site Days / Times Coordinators
By arrangement Flexible Alex Munoz, Angela Jimenez, Sariah Washington, Tyonna Baker