Community Engagement

You can make a difference! If you are interested in supporting Lincoln, there are many ways you can help—from fundraising and working directly with our staff to hosting a field trip to your company for Lincoln youth. You can make a difference in the lives of those in your community who are of the greatest need—engage, volunteer, get involved!

Event Volunteers 

Join us at Lincoln's signature events in the spring and fall to celebrate our deep roots in the community and raise funds to support local families!

Champions Luncheon - October
Get ready to join us and the Lincoln community as we unite at our new event to make an incredible impact on kids and families. Spend an afternoon as we honor three extraordinary community champions in education, family strengthening, and well-being, mirroring our own. Tasks, from 10:30am - 1:30pm, include assistance with registration, photos, and event logistics. 
ROOT Community Fete - May
Join us for a fun evening at Rock Wall Wine Company in Alameda. Click here for event details. Volunteers are offered discount rates to attend ROOT through volunteering in the following ways:

  • Finishing Touches :: Pre-event set-up tasks, from 3:30 - 5:30pm, include setting out marketing materials, creating displays, and assisting with decorations.

  • Welcome Wagon :: Greeters are the first point of contact for guests. From 5:30 - 7:30pm, volunteers welcome guests and direct them to registration tables and coat check. Greeters will also assist during event transitions.

  • Coat Check :: Volunteers work in 2 hour shifts from 6:00 - 10:00pm setting up and supervising the check station, and receiving and ticketing guest's coats.

  • Live Auction :: Fun spirited and energetic volunteers will inspire, spot, and follow up with bidders.

Volunteer Group Opportunities 

Come hangout with us! Groups of volunteers are needed to plan, and provide fun recreational activities for Kinship kids at our Hayward location. The youth enjoy having visitors lead activities such as games, arts & crafts projects and outings in the community. 

We’re looking for partners and corporate teams to invest in the beatification of sites in West Oakland, East Oakland, Hayward, and Pittsburg through painting, organizing, and space improvements. 

Donation Drive Leaders
Organize your co-workers, neighbors, or club to collect items from our agency wishlist. Lincoln parents, children, and youth often need support in meeting basic needs throughout the year. Click here to see a list of most needed items. 

Questions? Contact Kirsten Melton at 510-273-4700 ext. 4321 or