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Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles

Community Outreach


Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles is an economic development project of the African People's Education and Defense Fund (APEDF). APEDF is a 501c3 non-profit that defends the civil and human rights of the African community and addresses the disparities faced by the African community in education, health, health care and economic development. APEDF is building self-determination in the African community.

If you want to make a genuine difference and support sustainable, economic development by and for the African community, we would love to hear from you!


Getting the word out about Uhuru’s work and mission is a large part of what has gone into making us a success over the past 32 years. We find that getting out in the community and getting feet on the ground is the best way of spreading the word about Uhuru. We are looking for an Onsite Outreach intern who can assist the Marketing Team in organizing and running successful outreach campaigns in the Bay Area.


Under the supervision of the Marketing Team, you will:

  • Work with groups of 15-30 volunteers during outreach sessions

  • Oversee the distribution of advertising materials

  • Conduct onsite orientation sessions

  • Liaise and coordinate day-of activities with volunteer group leaders

  • Manage preparation and collection of all materials for distribution in advance

  • Prepare maps to coordinate distribution

  • Post outreach event updates on social media

  • Prepare report of the results of the outreach sessions


  • We are looking for a people oriented person who is comfortable speaking in front of groups
  • Is organized, punctual, reliable and honest

  • Can work independently and is a creative problem solved

  • Have a strong passion for the APEDF mission (, self-determination and economic development for the African community

  • Must have access to a car or the ability to easily travel throughout the Bay Area with materials


  • Interns receive a 10% discount on anything in the store

  • Opportunities to take on leadership roles

  • Hands-on work experience

  • Fun and friendly work environment

  • One-on-one training in areas of interest

  • Letters of recommendation upon request

  • Eligible for "Volunteer of the Quarter" award

  • Support a local, grassroots non-profit, making self-reliance in the African community a reality


Email your resume to We can't wait to hear from you!

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About Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles


3742 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610, US

Mission Statement

The African People's Education and Defense Fund strives to develop and institutionalize programs to defend the human and civil rights of the African community and to address the grave disparities in education, health, healthcare and economic development of the African community.


Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles is a non-profit store that is a fundraiser for black community empowerment programs of APEDF. We receive a truck load of donated furniture and household items every day. This is a lively, popular Grand Lake area store staffed mostly by volunteers. When you volunteer at Uhuru Furniture, you not only contribute to the success of the store, you become part of a larger movement for peace through social justice. People shop at Uhuru Furniture for low priced, top quality items and to support crucial programs for social justice for African people.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Race & Ethnicity


We'll work with your schedule.


3742 Grand AvenueOakland, CA 94610



  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 21
  • 5-7 months with 10-20 hours/ week but can be flexible

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