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 for a run/pick up trash event. Meet at 8am at the Pergola for a lake run, clean-up and breakfast pastries afterwards at Arizmendi. Lake Run/Clean-up will be 8-9:30, pastries 9:30-10. Compostable bags and gloves provided.
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 and beyond.
Rotary Nature Center Adopt-A-Spot Cleanup,
January 5, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.. Volunteers needed.