There are numerous volunteer and tutoring opportunities both and Cal and throughout the East Bay. Some programs of note are listed below.
Health-Related Volunteer Positions:
- The Student Health Services in the Tang Center runs the Health Promotion Services, which coordinates a wide range of educational and outreach activities.
- Contact the Berkeley Free Clinic for volunteer opportunities. They are always seeking assistance.
- Check local hospitals and clinics.
- Contact agencies like the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.
Additional Volunteer Opportunities:
- Cal Corps
- Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program
- YWCA at Berkeley
- Berkeley Natural History Museums
Other programs and departments across campus:
Teaching and Tutoring:
- Tutor for credit in local schools
- Tutoring for IB courses: The department seldom hires undergraduate tutors for IB courses, but interested students should contact Katie Carson (Assistant Director of Student Services) to inquire on opportunities and timelines.
- IB is offering two new courses intended to provide undergraduates with teaching experience in biology. One of these (IB 193) focuses on relevant pedagogy, including working with students with different learning styles and creating more inclusive classrooms. The other (IB 192) is intended to be a practicum that allows undergraduates to put ideas learned in 193 into practice in upper division lab courses that they have already completed.
View IB 192 and IB 193 Flyer for More Information
Participate in a De-Cal Course
- Teach a De-Cal Course
- Take a De-Cal Course
- “Diamond’s Anatomy Enrichment Program”: Be part of a team of students and create/modify a lesson plan to teach local elementary school children the wonders of the human body and how to take care of it. You will be able to demonstrate and strengthen your knowledge as well as develop your teaching abilities in the children's very own elementary classrooms. (An IB-198 course, Spring semester, 2 units.)