getting yourself involved

When you decide to join the Oakland Family Services Volunteer Corps, we will teach you, challenge you and acquaint you with new experiences and ideas. We will introduce you to new people and provide orientation, training and supervision. But most of all, we will appreciate you for your generous contribution of time and talent for helping children and families in need.

“You’ll find yourself feeling purposeful if you can find a way to always be in the service of others.”

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer


Who Volunteers?

  • People with a diversity of interests and desires.

  • People with talents, expertise, an education, employment and personal skills.

  • People just like yourself - busy people with families, careers and other responsibilities.


  • Childcare assistance during family night events, parent advisory board meetings, playgroups, foster care support groups, Parents As Teachers Parent Café

  • Ongoing storytime readers in the Children’s Learning Centers

  • Playground and classroom assistance in our Children's Learning Centers



There is no questioning the importance of program needs being met by our staff and volunteers. However, our internal needs go deep as well. Because of our devotion and time constraints, there is often not time to attend to the additional needs and/or requirements of staff, the agency and ourselves. We are looking for quality individuals who have an interest in one or more of the following non-program opportunities.

Ongoing Needs in Departments

  • Become an Ambassador of Oakland Family Services

  • Clerical/office/administrative support

  • Maintenance/construction support

  • Landscaping and site beautification

Special Events

  • Thanksgiving baskets

  • Adopt A Family

Life Skills

  • Interview skills

  • Resume building

  • Nutrition on a budget

  • Makeup/skin care (products not available)

  • Exercise

To volunteer at Oakland Family Services, contact Kristin Benton at (248) 858-7766 ext. 1203 or