Partnerships Volunteer

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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

Help Women Shea Producers to Earn a Fair Wage by Promoting our Social Enterprise and Mission!


Shea Yeleen Health and Beauty (the commercial entity of Shea Yeleen International) seeks a volunteer (or intern) to develop and promote our new Grassroots Partnership program to collaborate with affinity groups at universities, faith-based institutions, and other civic organizations to sell our fair trade shea butter products and share our social mission to help shea butter cooperatives in sub-Saharan Africa.


  • Work closely with Shea Yeleen Communications and Marketing team to envision and implement this new initiative
  • Research and compile recommendations for program development
  • Develop program name, branding, online and registration materials, toolkit (including pricing information, sales tracking documents, fact sheets and signage)
  • Identify target groups and create outreach plan
  • Develop promotional materials and work closely with Shea Yeleen staff and interns to promote and distribute program information to target groups
  • Help to manage new Grassroots Partners’ questions, orders, and accounts
  • Gather and report data to show program implementation and growth


  • Previous experience in non-profit, social enterprise, start-up organization
  • Commitment to fair trade and women’s economic empowerment
  • Exceptional organizational and communications skills
  • Ability to compile and write materials and reports
  • Ability to work independently and remotely for a start-up social enterprise
  • Must be a creative, self-starter, comfortable with ambiguity
  • Fluent in English
  • Knowledge of the shea butter a plus, but not required

Time Commitment:

  • Must commit to 4 months minimum, 10 - 12 hours per week
  • Volunteer will participate in a weekly conference call with Shea Yeleen’s VP of Communication

Please note that all Shea Yeleen volunteer positions are unpaid


  • Program Management
  • Sales Process
  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment


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