Volunteer with Us!

Volunteer with Us!

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Right Now!  Be an Observer for the Police Commission!

Here’s your chance to be a Road Warrior, observing and reporting on Oakland's Police Commission, a new and unique agency that oversees the Oakland Police Department's policies, practices, and customs as well as the Community Police Review Agency, which investigates police misconduct and recommends discipline.​ Reporting on the Commission is a challenging and fascinating assignment, because it is through Observer Corps reporting that LWVO is able to monitor City government and take action as necessary.  We are excited to hear from you.  Send your contact information to Gen Katz - gen@metron.com

Be a Voter's Edge Volunteer!

Voter’s Edge is the popular voter information website sponsored by the League of Women Voters of California’s Education Fund and MapLight. (votersedge.org/ca)  Volunteers with local Leagues around the state play the critical role of making sure there is information on the site when voters visit to learn about an upcoming election.  Among other duties, Voter’s Edge volunteers interact with candidates to encourage them to log into the site to post info about their candidacies.  

Contact Bonnie Hamlin at ca-alm@votersedge.org to learn more about this rewarding volunteer opportunity!

Be an Alameda County Census Ambassador!

Are you a trusted messenger, and wish to lead outreach in our community?   

  • Host an event where people can complete the census.
  • Adopt-A-Block:  Ensure your neighbors are counted and answer their questions.
  • Host a Questionnaire Assistance Center
  • Volunteer at Census events!
  • Learn more and sign up to volunteer!

Help plan our Centennial Celebration!

Come join fellow League members in planning our Centennial Celebration. 2020 is the 100th Anniversary of the LWV, the oldest non-partisan organization in the US encouraging informed and active participation in government. Let’s make sure our community knows we are there for them. Do you enjoy writing? Event planning? Making presentations? Project management? Being creative? Contact Louise Rothman-Riemer at info@lwvoakland.org.

Help Organize the LWVO!

Looking for a short term project? Over the years LWVO has accumulated several boxes of hard copy documents. We need volunteers, perhaps someone with library experience, to go through these documents to help determine which merit archiving. Please contact Bonnie Hamlin at info@lwvoakland.org if you can help out.

Voter Service and Registration

We receive many requests from community groups to provide speakers on ballot issues, and we hope to reach out to new communities that previously have not taken advantage of our services.  We need people to staff tables at various city wide special events, talking to people about issues and distributing publications.

Contact Peggy Graybill at voterservice@lwvoakland.org or call the office at 510-834-7640.  Read more about Voter Service and Voter Registration!

"Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy.  You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in."  --Marjorie Moore