Volunteer FAQ

FAQS11994437_10203617517278829_1473982766_n

How much time do I need to commit?

All volunteers are expected to commit at least 2 days 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
Sylvia Mendez Elementary Flexible 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
 Sylvia Mendez Elementary M – Thurs 3-4pm Elaine Valenzuela

David Ramos Vasquez

Martin Luther King Middle School M-Thursday 3-4:15pm

Wed 2-3:15pm

Joseph Felix Tapia

Viviana Villalpando


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.

School Sites Days / Times Coordinators
Berkeley High School T-Thurs 3:45-5:45 Adriana Alvarado

Amelia Jackson

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 3:00-5:00 Andrew Jacklin

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 Director
By arrangement Flexible Enrique Marroquin

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 Director
By arrangement Flexible Jonathan Nussur