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.
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Back-to-School Support Projects 2023
Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4
We will call on hundreds of community members to step up and help with the reopening of schools. Please sign up for a shift below and we will follow-up to get you involved as an individual or group.
Additional Volunteer Events:
Read-In Cultural Literature Weeks
Details to come for the next Read-In!
The Oakland Public Education Fund’s Oakland School Volunteers (OSV) program is seeking volunteers to support Oakland schools during the upcoming Literature Read-In week. Volunteers sign up for a 1.5 hour shift at a school to read aloud with classes in celebration of the national heritage month and literature!
End-of-Year School Support Projects
details to come in 2024
Support Spring & Summer School Spruce-ups! Many helping hands make for light work in clearing out classrooms.
Projects include campus beautification and classroom clean-up at the end of the school year
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.
Event Schedule and Linked Photos
- Latine/x Read-In, Oct 3 – 7, 2022
- African American Read-In, Feb 6 – 10, 2023
- Asian Pacific American Read-In, May 1 – 5, 2023
For questions about our Adopt an Oakland School program, please learn more here or email email@example.com.