Service and Advocacy

Our purpose is to work together with Zonta International to promote the status of women in our community and worldwide.

Our shared vision is to be visible, active participants in serving our community.


 We strive to support the education and literacy of women.

 We strive to encourage leadership and development of women.

 We strive to provide assistance in improving the quality of life for women.

 We strive to honor women for their significant contributions and achievements.

We strive to be mentors for women in our community.

We strive to help empower them in their lives.

We strive to eliminate violence against women locally and internationally.

We strive to support women’ s health and well being.

We have service projects both big and small.

From Done-in-a-Day volunteering time and supplies to larger events like our annual  Film Festival.

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Zonta Club of Berkeley / North Bay and Beyond

Works to  Support H.E.A.T. Watch


What is HEAT Watch?

HEAT (Human Exploitation and Trafficking) Watch is a nationally recognized, award-winning program created by the Alameda County District Attorney's Office to combat human trafficking on a collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and regional basis. HEAT Watch seeks to prevent and combat human trafficking in all of its forms with a five point strategy designed to support victims and those at-risk; engage community members and raise awareness; train law enforcement and other first responders; prosecute traffickers and purchasers; and change legislative policy and identify best practices.

United States Senator Diane Feinstein stated “HEAT Watch is a one of a kind program that takes a comprehensive approach to dealing with a crime that victimizes some of the most vulnerable members of our society.”

United States Congresswoman Jackie Speier declared “HEAT Watch is the national gold standard,” and urged that it be replicated throughout the region."       

 Zonta Service to Our Community

Our service projects consist of volunteering time, in-kind donations, sponsorships and fundraising for local groups. Some of those we have worked with include:

Berkeley Women’s Daytime Drop-in Center

Berkeley Food and Housing

Saint Vincent’s Day Home

Elizabeth House

First Place Funds for Youth

Chabot Space & Science Center Techbridge Program

Girl Scout Troop - Berkeley

YWCA - Berkeley

Girl’s Softball - Albany

​Doctors to Africa for Fistula Surgery Repair​

Preparation and serving of Sunday brunch for homeless women at the Berkeley women’s shelter

Collection of household supplies for women living at Elizabeth House in Oakland –a cooperative housing program for women and their children who are homeless due to violence and addiction

Financial support for the Chabot Space & Science Center’s Techbridge Program – an afterschool math, science and engineering program for local middle school girls

Distribution of books about Bessie Coleman, an early African-American pilot, to classroom teachers and librarians around the East and North Bay. This unique service project helped “get the word out” about women in aviation and offers a positive role model for young girls in our community.


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First Place Fund for Youth

Auction  Fundraiser 

St. Vincent's Day Home

Supported Education for Pre-K Underserved Families 

YWCA - Berkeley

Financial Advisors for Budgeting 


Food and Housing

Served Weekend Brunches

Clothing Donations

Elizabeth House

Supplied with Bras

Movie Tickets for Famiies

Girl Scout Troop

Financial advisors for budget and fundraising 

Berkeley Women's

Day Time Center

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors


Designs for women who demand comfort

Elder Care Alliance

Anonymous Friends of Zonta