Oakland, CA – On Monday, January 15, City staff and community volunteers will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service by participating in community service events across Oakland. Thirty-nine events have been registered with Oakland Public Works (OPW) in all seven Oakland City Council districts. Volunteers will pick up litter, remove graffiti, weed, plant, and participate in service & learning events. Information about where you can volunteer is available online at www.oaklandca.gov/topics/mlk-day-of-service.
This year OPW will sponsor seven event sites. Volunteers are encouraged to join us at one of the following locations—there is one in each City Council district.
The sites listed can accommodate large volunteer groups. Groups of 10 or more should RSVP with the event site coordinator. Individuals and small groups are encouraged, but not required, to RSVP. Volunteers are asked to bring water and wear sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate gear. MLK Day is a rain or shine event.
In addition to cleaning, greening, and beautifying, some community-organized events will offer other service activities including resource distribution to the unhoused, voter registration, and a blood drive. Details about each event and site coordinator contact information can be found on the interactive map here: www.oaklandca.gov/topics/mlk-day-of-service.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is sponsored by Service for Peace and The Corporation for National and Community Service. Service for Peace has supported this annual event in Oakland for 22 years.
Oakland volunteers can make a difference in their communities year-round by signing up to Adopt a Spot or Adopt a Drain in their neighborhoods. Oakland Public Works supports volunteers by providing tools and supplies, debris pickup assistance, promotion, and technical assistance.
Adopt a Spot at www.oaklandca.gov/services/apply-for-adopt-a-spot-online
Adopt a Drain at www.oaklandca.gov/services/adopt-a-drain