Join Us

Join Our Team!




The following volunteer opportunities are available at our office:

  • Translate our Documents We serve a diverse community in ten languages! Help us reach out to them by translating our newsletters, handouts, and other key communications.
    Commitment: As much or as little as you can
    Location: Our place or yours
    Contact: bananas [at]
  • Sort through and organize donations. Each day, we receive "gently used" children's clothing and equipment which we make available at no charge to families in need. We will train you in what we can and can't accept, and how to organize it for the BANANAS Boutique – a free resource for parents.
    Commitment: Weekly, but flexible.
    Location: BANANAS office, 5232 Claremont Avenue, Oakland
    Contact: bananas [at]
  • Help get bulk mailings out the door! Many hands make short work! Join us as we fold, stuff and stamp. Not glamorous – but important!
    Commitment: Intermittent
    Location: BANANAS office, 5232 Claremont Avenue, Oakland
    Contact:  bananas [at]
  • Miscellaneous Office Tasks Are you good with a shredder? Do you like organizing space? Do you want to bulk up with some heavy lifting? Bring your office know-how to BANANAS. Our staff will treat you like gold.
    Commitment: As needed
    Location: BANANAS office, 5232 Claremont Avenue, Oakland
    Contact:  bananas [at]




Join other concerned parents and child care advocates as we raise our collective voices to keep child care affordable for all families. Especially in this era of severe budget cuts, it is too easy to cut child care subsidies and other support programs that enable working parents to go to work.

Click here to sign up for our newsletter, which includes a calendar of activities you can join to help keep child care affordable.

Click here for information about Parent Voices, a parent-led grassroots organization fighting to make quality child care affordable and accessible to all families. We are a rapidly growing chapter organization of parents in California.




BANANAS is committed to continuing to provide our services to the child care community free of charge, but we can't do it alone! We rely on generous donors to help keep us afloat. Please click here to make a tax-deductible donation to BANANAS. Thanks a bunch!

We offer our services in many languages including:

Vietnamese -
Thai -
Mien -
French -
English -
Chinese -
Amharic -
Spanish -
Laotian -