Attention prospective volunteers! If you’ve ever wondered how you might lend your skills and time to some Oakland schoolkids, the answer might be awaiting you — in a middle school multipurpose room.
The annual volunteer fair is from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Westlake Middle School (2629 Harrison), and it’s organized — at least in part — by the neighborhood group Volunteering for Oakland.
On Saturday, 20 organizations are expected to send representatives to the event. Organizers say there’s free parking in a lot off 27th Street.
Katie McLane, a retired OUSD principal, wrote this in a letter to the editor:
This is a special opportunity for those of us with a little extra time on our hands to find out about the amazing range of volunteer opportunities to work with the youth of Oakland.
Have you gone to this fair — and gone on to volunteer? Tell us about it.