Help Us Change The World One Hour At A Time

Berkeley Lab’s Government and Community Relations Office is launching a new portal that offers Lab employees an easy way to learn about, choose, and sign up for volunteer opportunities in the community and with Lab-sponsored K-12 programs.

The portal is well-aligned with the Lab’s commitment to public service, a core value of our stewardship campaign. Employees who sign up for an account are helping to provide vital support to people, organizations, and communities in need, while also helping raise the visibility of the Lab and strengthening our reputation as a good neighbor and responsible community institution.

To learn more about the portal and sign up for an account, visit this FAQ. Thank you for helping us change the world, one hour at a time!

Volunteer Opportunity Spotlight

Pledge to Donate Blood to the American Red Cross

Every two seconds, someone in America needs blood. Help us ensure that patients in need get life-saving blood.

Please consider making and keeping an appointment to give blood to the American Red Cross. It’s easy to find an appointment that’s near to you and every donation can help save up to three lives.

Our virtual campaign will run from June 1st- to August 31st

To pledge your support and make an appointment visit the Berkeley Lab SleevesUp Campaign page

Volunteering at Berkeley Lab

Interested in volunteering?

Hear from recent Lab volunteers about why they do it, how volunteering helps our community, and the intangible gifts volunteers receive in return.

Stay Current

Stay up-to-date on opportunities by tuning in to our new virtual webinar, Community Connections Lunch Hour. This monthly series hosted by Berkeley Lab’s Government and Community Relations Office, provides opportunities for Lab employees to learn how they can support outreach activities in our surrounding communities.

Each month’s session will feature informational talks by GCR staff or partnering organizations focused on current activities, the importance of the work our partners are doing in the community, and how you can help support their missions. These sessions are meant to be interactive, and attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the speakers.


Celebrating Our Volunteers

GCR Volunteer Appreciation Event

Since Fall 2020, 252 volunteers have dedicated their time and effort in supporting Berkeley Lab K-12 programs. The enthusiasm and expertise of the volunteers were crucial in providing meaningful and engaging educational opportunities for the next generation of scientists. Watch as we celebrate 15 outstanding volunteers who have contributed to outreach programming.