PickItUp Chinatown


Every month, we mobilize 40-50 community volunteers in Oakland Chinatown and take several pounds of waste out of our sidewalks, streets, and parks. It is an effort to keep our Chinatown community clean, welcoming, and to show pride for our heritage neighborhood. The goal of this effort is also to promote civic participation through feeling ownership of the neighborhood and hope to cultivate new leaders and advocates.

OCA provides all supplies (bags, gloves, pick-ups, and yellow vests). In a partnership with T4 in Chinatown (a local bubble tea cafe), all volunteers are eligible to receive a discount afterwards for participating in PickItUp.

Volunteer Shifts Available:

  • Shift 1: 11:00am - 12:30pm

  • Shift 2: 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Group volunteering is also available! Please contact us if you’re interested in a group volunteer activity.


2nd Sunday of Every Month
11:00AM - 2:00PM


1068 Webster Street
Oakland, CA 94607