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 Be a part of the biggest, best, and certainly most enjoyable rummage sale in Northern California.

Our volunteers keep the sale going,
60+ years strong.

Key to the success of the White Elephant Sale is a corps of nearly 1,000 volunteers. These tireless individuals are the heroes of the sale, spending untold hours sorting, pricing, and displaying the countless items that we are so fortunate to receive. We are incredibly grateful to all our volunteers and thank them for their time, dedication, and effort.

We work year-round to prepare for the White Elephant Sale. Volunteers sort, organize and price donated items to be sold in nearly twenty different departments.

Our mission is to raise funds for the benefit of the Oakland Museum of California.

Volunteer with us

Volunteers must be 18 or older. 

The following minimum number of work days is required of all volunteers:

1-2 days a month, May - December

  • Our warehouse in Jingletown is open one week a month: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (May through August, Wednesday - SaturdaySeptember through December, Tuesday - Saturday)


1 day a week during Sale days (usually  February through 1st week of March)

  • Our warehouse is generally open Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


1 or more days for clean up

  • Warehouse hours TBA


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Thanks for submitting! Our volunteer coordinator will reach out to you soon.

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