Rebuilding Together Oakland relies on your generosity to ensure
that our low-income community members live independently in safety
and warmth. Whether you volunteer on a project site or in the
office or warehouse, you will make a difference as we work together
to rehabilitate homes and community facilities for our neighbors in
Become a volunteer today!
General Volunteers provide critical support for
our rebuilding days. Our sponsors recruit the majority of our
volunteers and also provide the leadership for the workday. If you
would like to volunteer but you are not associated with a
sponsoring organization, then we will identify a work site for you
based on the greatest need. We ask for some flexibility regarding
your project location and time because some of our greatest needs
may come with only a week's notice. Our requirements include
energy, enthusiasm, and a willingness to tackle any task and get
dirty. The time commitment is from 8:00 a.m. to about 4:00 p.m. on
the project day.
There are many opportunities for volunteers off the
Office volunteers serve in a number of capacities and 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
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
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
* 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
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
The Volunteer Appreciation Committee plans and
manages appreciation events, gifts, and recognition for volunteers,
team leaders, and sponsors.
Become a volunteer today!