ORGANIZATION

Berkeley Community Scholars

Location: East Bay

Focus Area

Local Hiring, STEM Education

Mission

The Berkeley Community Fund (BCF) has been working to improve the Berkeley community since 1991 and envisions an economically and socially diverse city whose promising youth become engaged and global citizens. They provide need-based scholarships to motivated Berkeley youth from lower-income families as well as College Success and Mentoring programs that help students successfully navigate the challenges they encounter at school.

Volunteer Opportunities

Description

Ways to Engage

Time Commitment

Help support deserving students get on the path to a achieving a four-year college degree.

Conduct informational interviews with college students via phone or in-person to share your career path, advice, industry knowledge

Donate or Sponsor

Teach Tutor or Mentor

One time annually

One time annually

Make a multi-year commitment to mentor a college freshman or upperclassman to help them navigate their college/career journey

Teach Tutor or Mentor

Less than one day per week

Host a site visit for a small group of students to offer exposure to different jobs and the industry

Lead by Example

One time annually

Offer paid or unpaid internships for a college student interested in tech

Hire Local

Ongoing

Host a college student at your workplace for an hour so they can see what your job entails

Lead by Example

Less than an hour annually

Speak about your career/industry to a small group of college students

Lead by Example

Less than an hour annually

Donate laptops, printers or other technology to college students.

Donate or Sponsor

Less than an hour annually