Berkeley Friends Meeting members and attenders work quarterly with members of other faith groups to provide service to nonprofits and schools as part of Project Peace East Bay’s program. To date, we have worked for Berkeley Food and Housing Project and Sylvia Mendez Elementary School.
Monthly, our members and attenders make and serve dinner to residents of the YEAH (Youth Engagement Advocacy Housing) Shelter in Berkeley.
Members of Social and Environmental Action painted and finished part of the building for Youth Spirit Artworks in May and June 2018.
An accompaniment team from the Social and Environmental Action Committee provides accompaniment services to a newly arrived immigrant family from Guatemala seeking asylum. This is done under the auspices of Nueva Esperanza to help newly arrived immigrant families.
Overall Meeting activities. Berkeley Friends Meeting members and attenders participate in quite a few service activities, with Quaker and non-Quaker groups, following the Friends community testimony.
Quaker-related organizations and activities. Meeting members and attenders participate in a wide variety of Quaker organizations as board members or other volunteers. These include:
Woolman at Sierra Friends Center (education center)
Individual concerns. In addition, individual members and attenders have their own, wide range of service and volunteer activities in which they participate.