On a project site, in our warehouse, or helping with our events, you will make a difference!
What will I do?
Individuals not associated with a sponsoring organization will be matched to a work site based on the greatest need. We ask for some flexibility regarding your project location and scheduling because some work site needs are determined in short order.
Volunteer Requirements Energy, enthusiasm, and a willingness to tackle any task and get dirty are the key requirements. The time commitment is from 8:00 a.m. to about 4:00 p.m. on the project day.
Office volunteers help us to prepare for Rebuilding Days. Activities include running errands, organizing our volunteer and sponsor appreciation parties, data entry, and community outreach. The time commitment for National Rebuilding Day is from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Time commitments for other office activities are flexible.
Previewers work with Rebuilding Together Oakland staff to assess applicants and recommend projects for Rebuilding Days. To volunteer as a Previewer, you will first need to volunteer for at least two of our construction projects and have a clear understanding of Rebuilding Together Oakland's mission and the types of projects that qualify for our assistance. In addition, Previewers commit to 20 to 30 hours of support between November and January for training and reviewing potential projects.
Warehouse volunteers help us organize, inventory, and maintain our materials and supplies. Time commitments are flexible.
Workday photographers capture the Rebuilding Together Oakland experience through photography and video. If you have a "good eye" and your own digital camera, you can volunteer to take pictures and document the October and April workdays. The photos taken on those days are used for this website as well as other marketing materials. Also, if you are handy with Adobe Photoshop, photo retouching is needed throughout the year.
Safety coordinators ensure that all work performed at the work site is done in a safe manner. This person must take preventative measures, such as watching for tripping and falling hazards, ladder safety issues and safe paint prepping practices.
Safe at Home Volunteers
Volunteers with our Safe at Home program work on their own schedule to make important safety improvements to the homes of Oakland's seniors and individuals with disabilities. This is a great opportunity to provide a vital service that keeps people safely in their homes.
Set Your Own Schedule -- Schedule a time convenient to you and the homeowner in need.
Volunteer 2-3 hours once a month -- Installing the smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers, grab bars and other items takes about 2 hours.
No Skills Needed -- We will train you to use a cordless drill to screw items to the walls of the homeowner in need.
Join a Committee
The Project Committee inspects and recommends projects; secures in-kind goods and services and recruits volunteers skilled in the trades.
The Fund Development Committee works on securing critical funds to keep our organization alive and well. Development activities include identifying and soliciting potential donors and managing special events.
The Community Outreach Committee assists with outreach to the diverse communities we serve. You will identify community resources and contacts; distribute brochures; and speak at various social service and community based organizations.
The Volunteer Appreciation Committee plans and manages appreciation events, gifts, and recognition for volunteers, team leaders, and sponsors.