Transform your community. Lincoln Child Center has volunteer opportunities for both individuals and groups. Most volunteer opportunities take place at our main campus on Lincoln Ave in Oakland. We also have locations in other areas of Oakland and Hayward where we are expanding programs and looking for support. You can help with a specific event or make a long-term commitment in supporting Lincoln Child Center. For long term volunteering, a TB test and a background check are required.
If interested, please contact SheryAnne Wui, Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator, 510.531.3111 ext. 315.
Gourmet Club is a group of volunteers who meet to present to the children and families an amazing multiple course meal. Volunteers help to create the menu, prepare and serve the meal. It is a wonderful opportunity for volunteers to see directly how their efforts bring joy to the children.
"I've been a member of the Gourmet Club for over 7 years and I must admit it is still just as important to me today, as it was 7 years ago. I feel it is extremely important to show kids that nurturing food is good for the soul and that people care and love them. That the members of the Gourmet Club volunteer their time to show just how much the kids mean to us and to society. We want to see them happy and full, and we want them to know that we are there for them. Each and every time we prepare a meal we hope that it brings them joy or provides them with a special memory that they will always cherish; maybe some day they will want to prepare these dishes for themselves or someone else." – Lynette Martin, Wells Fargo Practice Finance
During the holidays, volunteers help to organize and wrap gifts for children and families.
"I don't want it to be like a charity...I want it to be like we are sharing." Read about this Oakland teen's heart for philanthropy and how she helped Lincoln families: Read