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Lake Merritt Volunteering
There are many opportunities for volunteering at Lake Merritt, with groups or independently. Contact organizations directly using link.
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 second Saturday for a run/pick up trash event. Meet at 9am at MudLab, 440 Grand Ave.
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 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.
Running for a Better Oakland program helps students prepare for races. Volunteer trainers needed.