Volunteering with Keep Oakland Beautiful

Great American Cleanup - litter pickup

Great American Cleanup 2013

Volunteers are Keep Oakland Beautiful’s lifeblood–from neighborhood clean-up crews to the board of directors, Oaklanders keep us alive and thriving. Everyone who lives, works in or visits Oakland can play a part in reducing litter, so we can use any skills you’ve got! Annual events like the Great American Cleanup and Creek to Bay Day are an easy way to get involved.  Check the volunteer opportunities on the City of Oakland website for city-wide events every week.

You can also connect with one of Oakland’s ongoing neighborhood crews:



Maxwell Park

Peralta Creek

…or start your own with Adopt-A-Spot.  There are resources available to you for ongoing spot maintenance or if you want to host a standalone clean up.  Check out this Community Clean Up Planning Guide:

KOBAdopt-a-SpotPlanningGuide Mar 2015

If it’s a leadership role you’re after, learn more about Keep Oakland Beautiful’s board of directors and apply–we welcome you.  You can also contact us directly at keepoaklandbeautiful@gmail.com for other inquiries.

Check our events listings for upcoming volunteer opportunities with Keep Oakland Beatiful, and sign up to get event news hot off the press!

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