In-Person Volunteer Opportunities
Step One: Register
All volunteers are required to register (this includes signing a volunteering-in-person waiver).
Please REGISTER HERE if you are NOT already cleared as a one-time or ongoing volunteer.
Step Two: Sign Up
Proceed below to sign up for a specific event/shift. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
African-American Literature Read-In Week
February 12th - 15th, & 22nd, 2024
Join us for a fantastic literacy celebration during the African-American Literature Read-In Week in Oakland elementary schools!
We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to sign up for a 1.5-hour shift, where you’ll get to read aloud with classes, celebrate Black History Month, and explore stories written by incredible Black authors.
No prior experience is needed, and the Oakland Public Education Fund will provide all the books. It’s a wonderful opportunity to make a positive impact, and you can choose the school and time slot that works best for you. Simply sign up below, and we’ll notify you of the specific school logistics before the event.
Let’s come together to foster a love for reading and celebrate the richness of Black history through literature. Join us in making a difference!
Asian Pacific American Literature Read-In WeekApril 29th - May 3rd, 2024
Save the date to be a guest reader at our next read-in event! Come back to see shifts posted in late March.
Additional Volunteer Events:
Check back for additional opportunities to support schools across OUSD.
Further Information and Resources
see subsection Back-to-School Support Projects above
To celebrate diversity in literature and highlight representation, we host four Read-Ins every year. Hundreds of volunteers read-aloud as special guests to share a lifelong love of reading with schools across Oakland.
Learn more about the next Read-In.