Lake Merritt Volunteering
There are many opportunities for volunteering at Lake Merritt, with groups or independently. Contact organizations directly using link.
Check link for COVID adjustments to schedules.
Children's Fairyland needs volunteers for special events.
Cleveland Cascades need volunteers the first Saturday of the month for cleaning, pruning, weeding, planting.
Fit4Good group meets second Saturday for a run/pick up trash event.
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. For GLM info contact volunteer coordinator at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Lake Merritt Breakfast Club has an on-going upkeep project to clean and paint the Necklace of Lights lampposts. Call 510.534.0559 to volunteer.
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 Municipal Band will need volunteers for free park performances in 2023-- July 4, 9, 16, 23, 30.
Oakland Museum Green Team needs volunteers MLK Day, Earth Day, Creek to Bay Day, at Channel Park behind Laney Campus
Oakland Public Works Adopt-A-Spot has an incredible amount of volunteering possibilities in the lake area.
Rotary Nature Center Friends cleanup and planting RNC area the 3rd Saturday of the month.
Running for a Better Oakland program helps students prepare for races. Volunteer trainers needed.