City of Oakland Volunteer Opportunities

Find out how to help out in your city!

Every day volunteers in Oakland make a difference for the community by pitching in to environmental, educational, social and health programs. Click the links below to learn about volunteer opportunities to give back to the community and the environment.

Adopt a Spot - volunteer cleaning and greening of outdoor public neighborhood, park, and shoreline locations

Adopt a Storm Drain - keep storm drains clear of trash and debris

Bicycle and Pedestrian Volunteer Program

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

Community Gardens

Community Gardening Advisory Program

Foster Grandparent Youth Mentorship Program

Gardens at Lake Merritt

Hunger Program

Joaquin Miller Park Volunteer Groups

Library Volunteer Opportunities

Mosswood Recreation Center

Oakland Fire Department Volunteer Opportunities

Police Commission

Senior Companion Program

Volunteers in Policing

Walking Tour Guides