Be an amazing Volunteer Coordinator and help scale our vision to empower single mothers


Cause Areas


Fri Jan 19, 2018 - Tue Jul 31, 2018


3237 Grand AvenueOakland, CA 94610
Christina and baby:  Our working single mom


urban university is an award winning non-profit organization with the mission to improve the socio-economic status of low-income communities. We provide employability training, coaching and transitional employment opportunities. We also operate a small scale housing unit for single mothers and their children.

Our story is beautiful, we were launched in 1998 by Tracey Weaver, during welfare reform in collaboration with the Bar Association of San Francisco to help single mothers transition from public assistance. Once a single mother that worked her way through corporate, uu provided one-on-one professional development coaching, self-esteem building and safety net services, as a way to help low-income individuals become more employable. Over the years, we expanded our niche services to more than 1,700 individuals spanning across sectors in collaboration with community colleges, nonprofit organizations and employers. In 2009, we raised the bar and launched urban furniture, a reuse store used to deliver Single Parents at Work - transitional employment for single parents departing from poverty. One year later, we launched urban boutique, reuse clothing. Now joined together in one space, we deliver Single Moms at Work, transitional employment and housing services, We're on the way to something good.

We are looking for a Volunteer Coordinator that will help us build a consistent and committed tribe of volunteers that want to help advance our mission. The Volunteer Coordinator will be a leader and help engage individuals in the Grand Ave/LakeShore Business and residential community in our mission. Our enterprise is well loved and received and offers the opportunity for residents to be a part of a local cause.

The Volunteer Coordinator will learn about the mission, evangelize the mission throughout the community by establishing individual and corporate volunteer relationships, coordinate quarterly open house activities, lead volunteer orientations, create a database of volunteers, create a schedule of volunteer opportunities to include in-store work (visual merchandising, sorting, organizing and cleaning), events, campaigns and marketing and rally the troops when needed.

The Grand/Lake Business District residents and businesses love our stores. We hold a nice space on the block because we're a "business for good," and because we offer practical items for the home as well as those awesome treasures you find in re-sale stores, people love our stores. We've won a couple of awards on the way. But we are looking to scale our vision. The Volunteer Coordinator will help us build a team of individuals that will work along side our store team and board of directors in various events all designed to scale our mission, programs and services for single mothers.

Tracey Weaver


  • Event Management
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • TBD
  • Mature, Positive, Smiles, Organized

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