Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of Oakland students? We want to help volunteers make an impact in the community and support student learning.
The Oakland Literacy Coalition offers the Volunteer Training Series twice a year to help make volunteering accessible for everyone by providing training along with affordable and easy TB testing and Live Scan fingerprinting. These services are available in one convenient place and for at no cost to attendees!
Advance registration is required and attendees must be invited by a participating OLC organization. Please contact your Volunteer Coordinator to find out of you are eligible to attend and learn how you can sign up! You can find complete location information once you are invited by a Volunteer Coordinator to register online.
If you would like to know if you might be able to participate in our program, please review our Eligibility Information and Frequently Asked Questions.
If you have not selected a volunteer program, please click here to explore literacy volunteer programs in Oakland.
As each organization has it's own policies, questions about a specific volunteer program and it's requirements should go to the organization's Volunteer Coordinator. The OLC can only answer logistical questions about this event. If you have logistical questions, please contact Christina Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you were not able to join us for a training workshop, or if you attended and would like to review what you learned, click below to access presentations and materials from past trainings.
Facilitated by the Oakland Public Library
Read Aloud Tip Sheet from the Oakland Public Library
Facilitated by the Jewish Coalition for Literacy
Facilitated by Jumpstart and Reading Partners
The Pillars of Literacy for Young Learners (Preschool-1st Grade) Presentation
The Pillars of Literacy for Older Students (2nd-5th Grade) Presentation
Vocabulary Review Strategies
Lead for Literacy Memo
Facilitated by Girls Inc. and Faith Network
Ways to Contribute as a Volunteer in a Literacy Classroom
Facilitated by Reading Partners
Engaging Students Presentation
Oakland Reads 2020, launched in 2012, is an initiative of the OLC committed to doubling the percent of Oakland students reading at grade-level by the end of third grade by the year 2020.
NOTHING IS MORE BASIC, MORE ESSENTIAL, MORE FOUNDATIONAL, AND MORE IMPORTANT TO A CHILD'S SUCCESS IN LIFE THAN THE ABILITY TO READ WELL.