Throw Down for the Town: The Oakland Service Festival

Solving the challenges before us starts in transforming our own neighborhoods and honoring the important role that each person plays in creating a vibrant and thriving community.

Throw Down for the Town with us on July 28th


Join us for the 2nd annual Oakland Service Festival. We have over 30 projects confirmed all over Oakland and our goal is to turn out 500+ volunteers to Throw Down for the Town. After volunteering in the morning, join us for a community festival at Snow Park. Hip-hop artist Mystic, a well-known Oakland native, will be our headliner.

Sign up to Volunteer for a Project

The projects range from community gardening, cleaning up litter, and painting schools. Browse our map or the list below to find the right project for you. Please email Alicia if you have questions.

And please also consider making a donation to support Throw Down

Service Projects: Mapped


Service Projects: By Category

Help with Childcare So Parents Can Participate (FULL)

Community Building and Wellness
Connect with Your San Antonio Neighbors
Build the Dimond through Play
Help Oaklanders Find Jobs
Help Mandela Cooperative Grocery Thrive (FULL)
Feed the Community (FULL)
Bring Books to Oakland Kids (FULL)

Cleanup and Beautification Projects
Beautify Serenity House
Beautify Fruitvale Plaza Park
Beautify Wood Park
Clean up Fruitvale Avenue
Beautify Mandela Parkway
Beautify Elmhurst United Methodist Church
Beautify the Oakland Peace Center
Beautify West Oakland Parks
Help Driver Park Thrive
Tree Planting in North Oakland
Clean Up Lake Merritt (FULL)
Make Trashcan Art (FULL)
Beautify Emerson Elementary (FULL)
Beautify Plymouth United Church of Christ (FULL)

Urban Gardens
Build a Garden in West Oakland
Green Chestnut Street
Grow the Stonehurst Edible Schoolyard
Build a Garden in Eastmont
Garden near Courtland Creek
Beautify the Bus Stop
Garden in West Oakland
Garden in the People's Victory Garden (FULL)
Garden in Lower San Antonio (FULL)

Outreach and Awareness
Talk with Voters about Education
Talk to Oakland about Food Access
Raise Hep C Awareness
Know Your Rights When Dealing with Police (FULL)