The special talents of our Kaiser Parents are a great strength for our school. You may be unable to commit to time in the classroom, but is there something else you could offer to our school? Can you classroom help, donate food for a snack sale, bring a dish to a potluck event, or drive on a field trip? Can you assist at a fundraising activity? If you’d like to volunteer, ask your teacher how you can help; signup or contact the PTA President at KaiserPresident@gmail.com.

Grant WritersGrant Writers

This volunteer position is for anyone with experience in grant writing.




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


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: Jim Armstrong



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.



Kaiser Alive

Kaiser A.L.I.V.E


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: Jessica Forbes


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




Hello Kaiser Families:

This message is intended to clarify TB and fingerprinting clearance information for family and community members volunteering at Kaiser Elementary. Oakland Education Fund is working with Oakland Unified School District to bring our schools into compliance with state and federal laws, as well as best practices for the safety of our children. This change is a big shift, so thanks to everyone for bearing with it!

Clearance requirement options:
* No clearance needed: Anyone volunteering once or twice in a school year, under the direct supervision of a teacher does not need clearance.
* TB clearance:  Anyone volunteering more than twice in a school year.
* Fingerprinting & TB clearance needed: Anyone volunteering in any capacity that is not supervised by a teacher. (Including driving for a field trip or any overnight field trip.) This is highly recommended, as it opens up all volunteer opportunities.

Get started by registering online here: www.oaklandedfund.org/parent-volunteers/ Their team will then follow up with instructions and forms to complete the volunteer on-boarding process.

How to submit proof of negative TB:
This can either be sent directly to the Oakland Ed Fund (lilly@oaklandedfund.org, or P.O. Box 71005, Oakland, CA 94612) or our Admin Assistant Ms. Padilla can support in making copies and passing them on to the Ed Fund. Details of what proof is needed are at this link.)

Where can I get my fingerprinting done?
At the offices of “The Loss Prevention Group”. 1814 Franklin St, Ste 618, Oakland. Monday – Friday 9 AM – 5 PM w/o appt or Sat morning with appt, which can be made at www.fingerprintingappointment.com
A state or federally issued ID is required. The cost is $35 (cash, check or charge), if this $35 fee presents a hardship, please contact lilly@oaklandedfund.org for information about a fee waiver.  You must print and bring the form with you that you can find at this link.   (Copies are also available at the Kaiser office.)

What if I have been fingerprinted before?
* If you have been fingerprinted for OUSD volunteering, please contact lilly@oaklandedfund.org to be sure it is still current. (Please also ask her to confirm that you are on Kaiser’s list!)
* If you have been fingerprinted by any other agency, unfortunately, these results are non transferable.

Further questions about volunteer clearance should be directed to Lilly Smith at lilly@oaklandedfund.org 


~ Dennis Guikema, Principal