CALICO welcomes help from volunteers in many areas, including the following:

  • Join the Board of Directors, a committed group of individuals who govern and raise funds for and awareness of CALICO’s efforts.

  • Assist with administrative tasks, data entry and database programming, landscaping, building maintenance, communications or other areas.

  • Get involved with the CALICO for Kids Annual Fundraiser.

  • Run or volunteer for Team CALICO at the Oakland Running Festival.

  • Assist with CALICO’s annual direct-mail appeal at the end of the calendar year.

  • Staff a CALICO table at community fairs and corporate events.

  • Organize a supply or toy drive or blanket-making party at work or with friends and family.

  • Invite CALICO to speak at your civic organization, school, work, or faith-based organization.

For more information about any of the above opportunities email or call 510-895-0702.

We each have different skills and resources, but we can all find ways to support the agencies that we believe in. I chose to support CALICO because the organization is dedicated to ensuring the safety and well being of our children, and I am proud to volunteer and raise funds for an agency that is making such a positive impact in our community.

—Andé Peña, East Bay Community Services


CALICO volunteer and member of Oakland Running Festival Team CALICO