Volunteer with the 2018 Uhuru Health Festival


Cause Areas


Fri Mar 16, 2018 - Sat Apr 28, 2018


7911 MacArthur Blvd.OaklandOakland, CA 94605


Volunteers are needed to help build the 4th Annual Uhuru Health Festival.

The Uhuru Health Festival is addressing the serious health disparities faced by the Black community in Oakland and you can be part of it! Did you know that people living in East and West Oakland live almost 15 years less than people living in the Lake Merritt area? The Uhuru Health Festival is putting the power of health back into the hands of the African community!

The 2018 Uhuru Health Festival will feature completely free health screenings including private screenings for sensitive issues, free fitness and gardening demos, free healthy lunch for everyone, free kid's activities including facepainting, live music and vendors, giveaways and more!

Volunteers are needed to help NOW on:

1. Community Outreach - helping to get our English / Spanish posters and cards into stores, community centers, churches and more! We want to make sure that everyone that can benefit from all the free resources and fun at the Uhuru Health Festival will hear about it !

2. Fundraising - can you host a garage sale, a dinner with friends, a facebook fundraiser and ask people you know to contribute to this important event? Can you ask businesses to purchase a business ad in the festival's program booklet?

3. Social Media and Media - helping create content for our social media posts, following up with media outlets to make sure they received our press release, identifying online groups to ask to share our event information, etc.

4. Logistics - can you help with audio, video, photography, set up, cleaning and prep?

5. Program - helping to contact and follow up with health partners to participate in the event program, following up with them to complete their confirmation forms, dropping off their packets to them, etc.

Want to help but not sure how? No problem. Everyone is welcome at our committee meetings. Attend and find out how you can plug-in! Your help is needed and appreciated to make this important event a success!

Committee meetings: Mondays, March 26th, April 9th, April 16th and April 23rd. 6:30 - 8 pm at Akwaaba Hall, 7911 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland. Contact us for more info or with questions! Find us and share us on facebook and eventbrite!


Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 13
  • Orientation or Training

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