Volunteer Tool Request Form
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Tools loans are available to Adopt a Spot and other volunteers working on cleaning, greening, and beautifying Oakland public lands. Non-volunteer events are not eligible. Tool pick ups and drop offs must be scheduled with your Stewardship liaison. We require a minimum of 3 business days from the date of this request and the time of tool pickup. More lead time is preferred. We may not be able to fulfill requests with shorter than 3 days of lead time. If you have any questions, please email adoptaspot@oaklandnet.com or call (510) 238-7611.

Tools can be picked up from the loading dock behind 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza. The loading dock is accessible from 16th Street (between San Pablo and Clay).

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Name/Organization *
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Address *
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Email *
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Phone Number(s) *
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Project Location *
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Type of Activity *
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Number of Volunteers *
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Project Date(s) *
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Project Times and Duration *
For example: Saturday, July 24, 20XX, 9am to 1pm, or: 9am-1pm every third Saturday, etc.
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Debris Plan *
Place bags in the agreed-upon place and call the PWA Call Center at 510-615-5566
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Preferred Tool Pickup Date and Time *
We require a minimum of 3 business days from the date of this request and the time of tool pickup. More lead time is preferred. We may not be able to fulfill requests with shorter than 3 days of lead time. Please let us know what day and time you would like to pick up your tools below and wait to hear from Stewardship Staff for confirmation of time/date.
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Requested Tool Drop off Date and Time *
Please let us know when you plan on returning the tools. Stewardship Staff will confirm the time and date with you when you pick up the tools.
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Staff Contact *
Choose the name of the staff member you coordinate with for your projects. If you do not have a staff member you work with yet, please choose "other" and we will assign you a staff contact.
TOOLS
Please indicate the quantity of each desired tool in numeric form (e.g. 3).
Rubber-dipped Work Gloves
Please enter the number of pairs and sizes requested.
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Nitrile gloves are recommended for painting and graffiti removal only. Please use rubber dipped gloves for all other purposes.
Small Nitrile Gloves
These are best for street cleaning projects. Please enter the number of pairs and sizes requested.
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Medium Nitrile Gloves
These are best for street cleaning projects. Please enter the number of pairs and sizes requested.
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Large Nitrile Gloves
These are best for street cleaning projects. Please enter the number of pairs and sizes requested.
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Child-size Cotton Gloves
Please enter the number of pairs requested.
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STREET CLEANING TOOLS
Safety Vests
All volunteers working in or adjacent to streets and sidewalks are required to wear these high visibility vests.
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Pickup Sticks - "Regular" (3' in length)
Reach and grab for trash with this tool.
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Pickup Sticks - "Child-size" (1.5' in length)
Reach and grab for trash with this tool.
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Push Broom
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Standard-size House Broom
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Child-size House Broom
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Dust Pan
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Long-handled Dust Pan
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Graffiti Removal Supplies
PAINT
1 Gallon
2 Gallons
3 Gallons
Boxwood green - light poles & utility boxes that are green
Forest green - benches that are green
Ash gray - light poles & utility boxes that are silver or gray
Slate gray - dark cement structures or walls
Sand beige - light colored items
Oxford brown - dark brown items
Sequoia red - park fences
Carbon black - items darker than slate gray
Paint roller & bucket kit
Includes roller, roller cover, small bucket with lid, metal paint grid for removing excess paint from roller before painting.
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Paint roller extension rod
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Paint brush, large
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Paint brush, medium
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Graffiti Removal Kit
Includes a solvent that removes graffiti from some non-porous surfaces, water spray bottle, instructions, and safety gear (gloves, safety glasses)
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CUTTING TOOLS
Hand Clippers/Pruners
For cutting small branches less than 1" thick.
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Loppers
For cutting branches less than 2" thick.
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Pruning Saw
For cutting branches larger than 2".
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Shears
For cutting/pruning shrubs or grasses.
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LANDSCAPING TOOLS
Small hand tools and heavy duty tools for gardening, landscaping, and cleanup projects
Bulb Planters, hand held
Head of planter is pushed into the ground, grabbing soil in its cone to create a deep enough hole to plant a bulb.
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Bulb Planters, long handled
Like the hand held model described above, but better for larger projects and harder soil.
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Hand Hoe
For moving small amounts of soil; used in weed control, hilling, and creating shallow trenches.
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Hand Trowel
For digging and planting.
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Hand Weeder
For digging up small weeds.
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Hori Hori (Japanese soil knife)
A multi-purpose blade serrated on one side. Suitable for digging and cutting roots.
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Mattock Tiller
A heavy duty tool for weeding and breaking up soil. One side is a hoe and the other side is a fork.
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Mattock, 15"
Hand tool used for digging and chopping, similar to the pickax.
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Mattock, 23"
Hand tool used for digging and chopping, similar to the pickax.
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Mattock, 32"
Hand tool used for digging and chopping, similar to the pickax.
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Pickax
Used for breaking up hard soil or rock.
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Pulaski/Fire Ax
Used for both chopping wood and digging in soil. Good for trail construction and invasive plant removals (pampas grass).
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Standard Hoe
Cuts weeds just under the surface of the soil.
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Hula Hoe
Cuts weeds in sandy soils.
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Standard Leaf Rake
Shaped like a fan and used to rake leaves. See rake on the bottom of the above image.
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Narrow Leaf Rake
Shaped like a fan and used to rake leaves. See rake on the top of the above image.
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Bow Rake
For raking hard materials or through roots and ruts.
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Pitchfork
Used for moving or picking up loose materials such as hay or compost, piles of vegetation. Used also for spreading straw or mulch, etc.
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McLeod
This tool combines a large hoe-like blade on one side for cutting and a large rake on the other side. Useful for clearing large areas of vegetation and building trails.
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Pointed Shovel
Best for digging holes.
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Flat Shovel
Not recommended for digging holes; better for scooping soil or moving piles.
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Scoop Shovel
For scooping large amounts of material; also called a snow shovel.
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Grass Trimmers
Whip back and forth to cut tall grasses and weeds
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Standard Weed Wrench
Used to pull out woody plants such as French broom; easiest to use when soils are soft and slightly moist.
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Large Weed Wrench
Used to pull out woody plants such as French broom; easiest to use when soils are soft and slightly moist.
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BAGS
Clear Plastic Trash/Recycling Bags
Fill with trash debris or recyclable materials to discard.
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Green Waste/Compost Bags
Fill with compostable materials, such as weeds, paper plates, food scraps, tree branches (cut branches into smaller pieces before placing in bags).
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Collapsible, Reusable Green Waste Bags
Good for transporting waste materials to a debris bin if you requested one at your site. These are for reuse and need to be returned.
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MISCELLANEOUS SUPPLIES
First Aid Kits
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Water Coolers
Please encourage volunteers to bring reusable water bottles as opposed to using disposable cups.
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Bucket, 5 gallons
Can be used to collect trash similarly to the collapsible green waste bags above.
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Bucket, 2 gallons
Can be used to collect trash similarly to the collapsible green waste bags above.
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Skimmer
Collects debris from bodies of water.
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Educational Posters
We can offer large posters for educational purposes. Click on the link to see a larger image of each option.
Other
If you do not see a tool listed on this form that you think you will need, please list it and the quantity you wish to have here. We will make our best effort to provide what we can.
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