City of Oakland Volunteer Opportunities

Support the community and the environment!

Every day volunteers in Oakland make a HUGE difference by pitching in to environmental, educational, social and health programs.

Adopt a Spot — upkeep of parks, creeks, shorelines, storm drains, streets, trails, and other public spaces

Adopt a Storm Drain — help maintain water quality and prevent flooding during storms.

Animal Services

Boards and Commissions — serve on one of Oakland's many advisory boards and commissions

Community Gardens & Community Gardening Advisory Program

Community Toy Drive

CORE Program Volunteer Opportunities

Food Donation

Foster Grandparent Youth Mentorship Program

Gardens at Lake Merritt

Help Reduce Homelessness

Hunger Program

Joaquin Miller Park Volunteer Groups

Library Volunteer Opportunities

Mosswood Recreation Center

Oakland Fire Department Volunteer Opportunities

Police Commission & Volunteers in Policing

Senior Companion Program

Trees for Oakland

Walking Tour Guides