Anti-Human Trafficking Leadership Internship

Advocate to End Human Trafficking!

Advocacy and leadership development program to actively and collaboratively work to end human trafficking.  This internship is an excellent networking opportunity to connect with local experts and non-profits in the anti-traffcking field.  Learn about modern day slavery on a global, national, community and personal level while meeting other abolitionists.  No experience necessary; students and community members are welcome to join!

Download application here.

For more information call (510) 848-6370 or e-mail to

Eracism Seminar

Join this Collaborative Cohort of Diverse Activists!
Available Fall and Spring semesters.

Join us once a week in our welcoming seminar to explore a diversity of hot button issues around racism.  Each participant has the opportunity to steer and facilitate this seminar to include topics that are of particular interest to him/her.  Past topics have included:  power and privilege, LGBT stereotypes, bullying in schools and human trafficking of young girls in the Bay Area.  Free snacks every week as well as monthly field trips!

For more information about the Youth Development Programs call (510) 848-6370 or e-mail to Download the Youth Dev. Application or come by the YWCA to pick up an application today!


Click here to see the English-in-Action page for more information.

Volunteers Needed All Year Long!
Office Hours to register with the program:
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10AM – 3PM
Summer: Wednesdays only 10AM-3PM
After hours, leave a message at (510) 843-9716
Contact E-Mail:

For International Visitors: To practice English and learn about American culture come by during office hours to register with the program.

For Volunteers: Help international visitors and their families improve their English conversational skills and understanding of American life. While foreign partners gain valuable practice speaking English, you can meet people from other cultures and build friendships.

English In Action Program (EIA): Volunteer tutors meet with one or more international partners at least one hour each week to converse casually, increasing participants’ competency in the English language. These meetings can take place at your convenience. To sign-up, stop by during office hours, call (510) 843-9716 or e-mail to

Financial Literacy Program

Teach financial literacy to high school teens!  Click here for more information.

Financial literacy is an essential life skill to empower teens to make educated choices that affect their future. Volunteer from UC Berkeley and other local colleges help teach students about topics such as banking, saving money, planning for college, investing, & more. Get experience in the classroom helping a diverse community of students while deepening your understanding of personal finances. Sign up for this fun and inspirational program today and e-mail to!

Pre-Kindergarten Enrichment Program (PEP)

Volunteers Needed all year long including Summer!
Volunteer with 2-5 year-old kids!
1-3 ED97/197 Education Minor and field study units available.

Have the time of your life while mentoring preschoolers ages 2-5.  This program is designed for you to directly interact with the preschoolers in their colorful classroom settings.  You get the whole experience of being a preschooler again! The program serves over 8 diverse classrooms in Berkeley and Oakland.  You have the option to help develop curriculum and/or teach in addition to interacting weekly with the kids the classroom.  You can choose to volunteer any day of the week and the program has very flexible scheduling.  Come have some fun and volunteer!

For more information about the Youth Development Programs call (510) 848-6370 or e-mail to Download the Youth Dev Application or come by the YWCA to pick up an application today!

Student Leadership Board

Be a Leader in Your Community! Apply to be a Student Leadership Board member.
Pick up an application at the YWCA or download online

Are you interested in becoming an advocate for community service, gaining skills in program planning and leadership development?

Join an advisory board of student volunteers that help plan community service and campus wide projects including the popular Shadow Day, the international Week Without Violence, holiday projects and the World YWCA Round-the-World Breakfast. Ideas about additional service projects are welcome. Stop by the YWCA to apply or download an application from our website. For further information please contact the YWCA at


Shadow Day

 23rd Annual YWCA Shadow Day - Thursday, April 7, 2016

Cal Students! Have a high school student shadow YOU for a day! Inspire them and give them the “inside story” on what college could offer them.

Shadow Day brings together over 600 participants including 300 high school students from neighboring communities (Oakland, Richmond and greater East Bay) to be matched with 300 current UC Berkeley students in one- on-one pairs. Many of the high school students are not “college- tracked” and are under-represented in the university system. These students come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. For many of them, they have not applied to college and will be visiting a college campus for the first time. They will be given the opportunity to learn first-hand, from Cal students, what college is really like.

The day begins in the morning when the high school students arrive to find their Cal volunteer, and continues throughout the day with the pair going to classes, workshops, and touring campus. We will also provide breakfast, lunch, and t-shirts to all our participants. Most importantly, we will be providing an opportunity for high school students to be inspired to acquire information and help in applying and paying for college.


Be a Mentor for Girls in Oakland!
1-3 ED 97/197 Education Minor and field study units available.

Make a positive difference in our next generation of girl leaders.  Come have fun by mentoring 4th and 5th grade girls in this fun, interactive and engaging after-school program.  Help these girls build their self esteem and confidence through creative projects about science, technology, math and computers. Past projects have included: making your own ice cream, e-mailing President Obama to create change and making your own calculator.  Only 2 hours a week, free transportation and no experience or technology background needed!

For more information about the Youth Development Programs call (510) 848-6370 or e-mail to Download the Youth Dev Application or come by the YWCA to pick up an application today!

Youth Mentor Program

Click here to see the Youth Mentor Program page for more information.

Do You Want to Be a Mentor?
Apply to be a mentor today!

Join the YWCA Youth Mentor Program! Volunteers provide support and guidance to local middle school students, forming a strong, lasting friendship.  All it takes to be a mentor is 2-3 hours per week and a desire to make a difference in a young student’s life. Mentors are encouraged to share their passions with their mentees, whether it’s music, cooking, or sports. The YMP offers plenty of flexibility, as mentors can establish with their mentees where and when to meet. In addition to individual hangouts, we also have exciting group events, including ice-skating and seeing the Golden State Warriors play!


For more information or an application stop by the YWCA Office!  You can also get both documents online. For more information call the Youth Mentor Program at (510) 848-6370 or email to

YWCA Internships

Pick up an application or download a copy and find out which internship fits you!

Become a YWCA intern! This is an opportunity to learn about the non-profit world and gain valuable experience. Drop by the YWCA to drop off your resume and fill out an internship application.

Contact us to find out more: (510) 848-6370,