Lake Merritt Volunteering
There are many opportunities for volunteering at Lake Merritt, with groups or independently. Contact organizations directly using link. Examples:
Children's Fairyland needs volunteers for special events.
Cleveland Cascades need volunteers the first Saturday of the month for cleaning, pruning, weeding, planting. 9 - 11
Fit4Good group meets weekly on Saturday for a run/pick up trash event. Meet at 9am at the Pergola.
Gardens at Lake Merritt needs volunteers the first and third Saturday of each month, 9:30 - 12:30. Also in Lakeside Park Gardens, Pollinator Posse and Bonsai Garden have flexible scheduling openings for volunteers .
Lake Merritt Institute needs lakeside clean up volunteers Tuesdays at 10:30 and Saturdays at 10 a.m..
Lake Merritt Joggers & Striders need volunteers on race day, the 4th Sunday of every month.
Lake Merritt Weed Warriors need volunteers usually on the last Saturday of each month, 9 - 12.
Oakland Public Works Adopt-A-Spot has an incredible amount of volunteering possibilities in the lake area.
Running for a Better Oakland program helps students prepare for races. Volunteer trainers needed. Training starts in June