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Volunteer Opportunities

We are entirely volunteer-led and very much value the contributions of all of our volunteers. Here are some examples of ways to join us either by contributing in micro-tasks or roles that take approximately 2 - 5 hours per week.


Join Our YOUth DECIDE team

Teachers inspire teenagers every day.

The League of Women Voters includes many current and retired teachers and members from a variety of backgrounds, who are committed to and passionate about teaching students about voter registration, voter education and get out the vote efforts in a wide range of Oakland schools and community colleges.


Join us and help expand our program! To volunteer, please email

Recruiting Volunteers for LWVO's Observer Corps

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Click here to find out more information about Observer Corps

Volunteer Need: 

Seeking League members to attend public meetings including those of Oakland's City Council, its committees and commissions.


Join the League's Observer Corps and learn about what is going on in Oakland city government.


Your task would be to:

  • choose a committee or commission whose work interests you,

  • observe meetings (in person, via zoom, or via recordings) of the governmental committee or commission you have chosen,

  • take note of any action or discussion regarding issues that the League is tracking,

  • report back to the Action Committee using a simple, structured report form.


An Action Committee mentor will get you started and provide guidance about issues the League is following. It's a great opportunity to learn about Oakland's government and how issues are addressed.

Est. Time Requirement:

3-6 hours/month, depending on the committee


2024 Election Season 

We are ramping up to run candidate forums, inform the community about ballot measures, register voters and empower them.  Additional opportunities will be posted as they come available.


VOTE411 is an online guide produced by the League of Women Voters Education Fund to provide in-depth information about what's on your ballot.

In the two months before each election, a dedicated group of volunteers reaches out to candidates and gathers local election information, to ensure voters have a one-stop shop for all their non-partisan ballot information and can confidently cast their ballots.   

Join the Oakland Team to become a LoCo (a Local Coordinator, who manages candidate and ballot measure info during the two months before elections).

Coordinated by Bonnie Hamlin.

Year Round

Ready to join us?

Use our contact form and select Volunteer Opportunities from the dropdown.

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