Join Our Team of One-Time Volunteers
We host 6 special events each school year powered by volunteers. We are celebrating both in-person and online during the 2021-22 school year, based on safety recommendations from the county, OUSD, and the CDC.
Please use the buttons to register if you or your team are available to volunteer for one-time events. In-person volunteers will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 as well as sign a waiver acknowledging the risk of the virus.
Once you register, we will review your information and invite you to sign up for special events via email.
Step #1: Register
- Please only register once. If you’re already in our system, we will invite you to future volunteer events via email.
- Ongoing volunteers do not need to register as one-time volunteers as well.
Step #2: Sign Up Via Email Invite
Once you register, we will invite you to sign up for volunteer opportunities throughout the school year.
Our Next Event:
African American Read-In Week
8th annual event January 31st – February 4th, 2021
About Annual Events & Volunteer Opportunities
Teachers have precious little time to prepare their classrooms before the first day of school in August. Check out these photos from previous events. We plan to celebrate this year from August 4th – 6th, 2021. We will call on hundreds of community members to step up and help with the reopening. Please register above and then we will follow up to invite you to get involved as an individual or group.
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
Along with OUSD and other partners, we help Oakland kids explore new opportunities in tech during Computer Science Education Week in December (Dec. 6 – 10, 2021). We invite you to share your experience in the tech industry with students by visiting a school as a guest speaker, presenting a case study, or giving a demonstration. Check out our photo stories from past years: