Due to OACC’s current facility closure in compliance with the shelter-in-place order, we are not soliciting onsite volunteers at this time. Learn how you can volunteer in your community by clicking the button below.

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Volunteers play an important role in OACC’s success, and we invite you to contribute your time and skills to helping us work towards vibrant, healthy, and just communities through arts and cultural programming.

Committee Selection

The Oakland Asian Cultural Center is seeking prospective volunteers to assist in any of the following committees or if they have an interest in forming another type of committee:

Marketing and Communications Committee

  • Assist with marketing (e.g. updates website as needed and post on social media daily, help create promotional materials for classes, events, and rentals)
  • Assist with outreach (help develop and implement outreach strategies)

Operations Committee

  • Reception/Front Desk
  • Enter and update contacts database
  • Admin work (e.g., assemble packets and run errands)

Programs Committee

  • Assist in program development, planning and execution (e.g., concept development, develop talent bank)
  • Host, plan, and lead tours of OACC to prospective renters, school tours, and tour activity
  • Staff events on and off-site (e.g., ticketing, stage management, hospitality, light set-up, tabling Street Fest, exhibition opening receptions, literary readings, lectures, festivals)

Fundraising Committee

  • Assist in developing and organizing fundraising campaigns/events

Facility Committee

  • Assist with painting class/conference rooms
  • Re-organizing closet spaces
  • Helping manage electronic waste
  • Setting up and breaking down events

Time Commitment

Your schedule is completely up to you, we only ask that volunteers come in during event times (varies) or during our office hours which is Monday to Friday, 10:00AM – 6:00PM and Saturday to Sunday, 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Age Requirement

All volunteers must be at least 16 years of age

Dress Code

Dress comfortably when volunteering in the office and dress professionally during events

What You Get

  • Assignments based on your interests, skills and availability in light of OACC’s needs
  • Orientation, training, and support to help you perform efficiently and effectively
  • The opportunity to work as part of a team, to contribute to the welfare of the community and organization, and to be recognized for your contribution
  • The resources needed to do your assignment, including the necessary equipment, supplies, workspace, and helpful supervision
  • The opportunity to give feedback about your OACC volunteer experience
  • The chance to grow and develop as a professional through participation
  • The opportunity to practice self care techniques such as breaks, reflection, and communication between peers and supervisors


There is the underground Pacific Renaissance Plaza parking that charges $2/hour. At the moment we are unable to reimburse parking fees. We are also located near the 12th street BART station.


If you wish to submit an online application or stop by our office to pick up an application packet. If you wish to submit a resume or have any inquiries about volunteering at OACC, please contact volunteers@oacc.cc with subject line ‘ATTN: OACC VOLUNTEER — (your full name)’ or call us at 510-637-0455. Our office is located at 388 Ninth Street, Ste. 290, Oakland, CA 94607