The Cal Calling Center

About Us

Raising $2.4 million each year from over 12,000 donors the Cal Calling Center plays a vital role in UC Berkeley's fundraising efforts. Employing more than 150 Cal students annually, the call center is a one stop shop for hearing about the latest campus updates and first-person student perspective. In 2012 the Cal Calling Center was responsible for 19% of all campus donors and continues to be a significant factor in the future of UC Berkeley.

Our Mission

As student ambassadors for the university we are dedicated to creating and strengthening meaningful relationships with members of the Cal community. By encouraging others to get involved we are doing our part to help keep Cal the #1 public university in the nation!

Who We Are

We are the students behind the call and the voice of the Cal Fund. We come from all walks of life and all corners of the globe. We converge each day on campus to ensure that Cal remains among the top universities in the world. Each night we reach out to the Cal community and make sure to provide the most up to date news, rankings, and information for all things Berkeley. Our goal is to encourage alumni, parents, and friends of the university to help strengthen Cal by making an annual gift. We are students. We are fundraisers. We are Cal Bears.

Why We Do It

To put it simply, we would not be here without your support. Alumni, parents, and friends play a vital role in our ability to learn, grow, and achieve our goals as students. We believe it is important to reach out and show our appreciation, as well as to help cultivate the next generation of alums who will sustain our future.

Have you recently made a pledge by phone? Please click here

Thank you for taking the time to speak to one of our student fundraisers. We are thankful for your commitment and support to our university. When you make a gift through the Cal Calling Center you are assured that your transaction is safe, secure and will directly benefit the University’s program or programs outlined by the student caller. By making a gift, you ensure Berkeley’s excellence.

If you prefer to give through other means you always have the option of making your gift here.

*At no time is information about you sold or rented to any organization or vendor outside of UC Berkeley or its affiliates.

The Cal Calling Center Raises Funds For:

  • The Cal Fund

  • The Parents Fund

  • Reunion Gift Campaigns

  • Senior Gift Campign

  • Berkeley Law
  • California Alumni Association
  • Cal Athletics
  • Cal Performances
  • College of Chemistry
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Environmental Design
  • College of Letters & Science
  • College of Natural Resources
  • Haas School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Information
  • School of Optometry
  • School of Public Health
  • School of Public Policy
  • School of Social Welfare and many more

Make a Gift

Are you a student interested in working for Cal?

Are you looking to expand your communication and negotiation skills? Are you in search of an opportunity to acquire valuable working experience while supporting Cal at the same time? Do you bleed blue and gold? If so, you're off to a great start!

Our student fundraisers call over 15,000 alumni, parents, students, and friends of Cal annually to provide the outreach needed to generate over $2.4 million each year. If you think you have the enthusiasm and dedication needed to keep Cal flourishing, fill out an application and turn it in along with your resume to our office at:

2440 Bancroft Way Suite 111
Berkeley, CA 94720

(located beneath The Career Center on the west side towards Shattuck Ave)

The starting pay is $10.00/hr plus bonuses. After completion of the probationary training period you will receive your first raise and will earn $11.00/hr. After every 110 hours after their probationary period callers are eligible to receive an additional $0.50 raise based upon performance. We also offer work study, your choice of flexible hours (you choose your own shifts) and a fun student working environment!


  • Must be a current UC Berkeley student or recent graduate (1 semester prior)
  • Must be able to commit to a minimum of 2 shifts per week
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Determined and fun personalities!

Calling Hours

(as of 2/18/14):

  • Monday - Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

* Each day = 1 shift


2440 Bancroft Way Suite 111
Berkeley, CA 94720

(located beneath The Career Center on the west side towards Shattuck Ave)

Contact Us

Monday - Friday 9 am - 9 pm

Main Office
(510) 642-1884

Gwen Barrett
Assistant Director
(510) 643-8993

Joe Garcia '07
Program Manager
(510) 643-2118

Nick Thorwaldson
Recruiting & Training Manager
(510) 642-7695

Norman La
Development Operations Manager
(510) 642-2500

Lexie Maravilla '02
Programmer & Marketing Analyst
(510) 642-2540

Student Supervisors
Afsana Afzal, Computer Science & Cognitive Science '15
Jesse Barnes, Political Science '16
Adam Demonte, Engineering Physics '13
Ali De Oca, Legal Studies '15
Skyler Hogan-Vansickle, Rhetoric '14
Diamond Jerry, Public Health '15
Chase Martin, History '14
Evan Mason, Public Health '16
Natalie McDonald, Molecular Environmental Biology '15
Maura Mooney, Integrative Biology & Practice of Art '15
Hannah Selhorst, Philosophy '16

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