Kaiser Elementary would not be the same without the incredible volunteer commitment of families and community. There are many ways to get involved, including those listed below.

We highly encourage all Kaiser families to get full volunteer clearance from Oakland Public Education Fund. Certain volunteer opportunities (such as accompanying field trips) are not possible without this clearance. To learn more and to begin this process, click this link. If you have questions about the process, you can contact Lilly Smith directly at lilly@oaklandedfund.org.


Grant WritersGrant Writers

This volunteer position is for anyone with experience in grant writing. Alexander Cespedes Kent is our board chair, please contact him for additional information.




Harvest Craft Fair

Harvest/Craft Fair – Volunteers Needed Now

Date: TBA

If you are interested in volunteering and can help at this fun event, please contact Jessica Jaeger or Anna Gruver.


School Safety Patrol

Safety Patrol –  Volunteers Needed Now

From 8:15am until 9:30am coordinate and supervise the morning safety patrol. Volunteer hours depend on the number of volunteers. Contact Principal Dennis Guikema at dennis.guikema@ousd.org



Playground Aides

Playground Aides – Volunteers Needed Now

Yard Supervisors during the lunch recess, from 12:25 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Contact Principal Dennis Guikema at dennis.guikema@ousd.org



Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness –  Volunteers Needed Now

Help with emergency packets, work on outfitting the container with the proper items, and solicit donations for emergency supplies and food. Contact Felipe or Mari Ibarra




Fundraising Auction

Auction Coming Soon!! – Volunteers Needed Now

March 17, 2018

It will take a lot of volunteers to make the auction happen. If you can help out on setup during the event,  or cleanup, please  contact Auction Chair: TBD  Parent Coordinator – Sarah Isaacs



Gardening Days

Gardening Committee – Chairperson Needed

First Fridays

Come and work with teachers and other parents on school Beautification Days, with classroom garden programs, or on the 1st Friday of every month to keep Kaiser’s grounds looking beautiful. Contact Mike Louden and/or Amy Schoneman and/or Janan Apaydin at janan.apaydin@ousd.k12.ca.us


Classroom Help

Classroom Help

Contact Room Parent or Teacher for dates 

Help our students and give our teachers the ability to have the children work in smaller groups, or help a child who needs some extra attention. Requirements: must maintain confidentiality, take a TB test (administered on-site), and attend an orientation meeting.



Book Fair – Volunteers Needed

Dates: TBA

We need volunteers to help put on a one-of-a-kind Book Fair. As we have always appreciated and cherished your support in the past, we hope you will share your talents and volunteer for a shift or two as we bring this memorable reading celebration to our school.


Teacher Appreciation

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Day

May 2-6

Help to coordinate food and decorations for these events that recognize our fabulous teachers and incredible staff. Please contact Rachael Prince for additional information.



Kaiser Alive

Kaiser A.L.I.V.E

June 1st, 2018

Kaiser PTA received a grant for a program that encourages kids to get active: Actively Learn Initiate Volunteer and Energize – ALIVE! Work with a committee of parents to plan activities for the kids, help plan the end of the year BBQ/awards ceremony.  Contact: Carolyn Sacramento


Field Day

Field Day


All day play day; help to coordinate popsicles direct bicycle traffic or supervise balloon toss. Contact TBA.




Walk-a-Thon – Volunteers Needed


THE WALK-A-THON is a day-long event scheduled in the spring for Kaiser students and families. This year it is May 10. Parent volunteers are needed to register participants, staff the check points, hand out juice bars, make badges, and to set up and take down stations. Contact TBA