Making Democracy Work

Get Involved!

Volunteers make everything we do possible. It's our volunteers who organize our programs and forums, speakers, and our Annual City-Wide Luncheon. The League of Women Voters Oakland is a volunteer-run organization and our success depends on the enthusiastic participation of our members.

Why Volunteer?

  • Gain experience in leadership and collaboration
  • Hone your skills or learn new ones
  • Learn about critical advocacy and voter education activities
  • Get a behind-the-scenes view of League operations and decision making
  • Meet other fascinating League members!

    Interested? See opportunities below and check out our calendar for upcoming events and committee meetings! Questions? Email info@lwvoakland.org or call our office at 510-834-7640.

    Outreach, Education and Membership

    Join LWVO in keeping the League strong and visible in Oakland! The Membership Committee promotes the League to grow membership, helps educate and register voters, as well as leverages our diverse members' interests and skills. We are tabling at the following events, consider volunteering! Check out our calendar for more details and signups.
  • Art and Soul Festival. Noon to 6 pm + Saturday, August 19 & Sunday, August 20
  • Oakland Pride Parade. Sunday, September 10th
  • Delilah Beasley Tea. Sunday, September 17, 2pm to 4pm
  • Dia de los Muertos Festival. Sunday, October 29, 10am to 5pm
  • Oakland Museum. Spring 2018; date TBD
  • Grand Lake Farmers Market. Spring 2018, date TBD
  • Join an LWVO Committee!

    Most of the work we do happens in our Committees. Find one that matches your interests! See the LWVO Committee list here

    Protect Democracy at Local, State, and National Levels...Stay Connected!

    Sign up for blogs and newsletters from your elected officials.

    Take Action! See LWVO's activities.

    Learn about LWVC's Issues.

    Sign up here to get National League action alert emails or California League action alerts-- then respond to your elected officials!

    Voter Service

    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 speakers and would especially welcome speakers that are bilingual. For those of you who have never participated, speaking to the community on ballot issues can be one of the most rewarding League activities.
  • We need people to staff tables at various events, talking to people about issues and distributing publications.
  • During election season, we need people to help with candidate forums.
    Anyone who is interested should contact Deborah Shefler at voterservice@lwvoakland.org or call the office at 510-834-7640.
  • Voter Registration

    Volunteers are generally called upon during the General Election years and for special Citywide events. We accomplish registration in the following ways:
  • tabling at community events
  • partnering with other groups to help with their registration efforts
  • providing instruction and or materials to other groups.
    If interested,please contact Voter Registration Coordinator Sandy Venning at registration@lwvoakland.org or call the office at 510-834-7640.