Volunteer

Volunteer of the Quarter

A big Uhuru and congratulations to Karima (pictured with certificate), our Volunteer of the Quarter! We appreciate Karima and all of her excellent work. Be like Karima and volunteer at Uhuru Furniture!


Quotes from Our Volunteers 

"Thank you to everyone at Uhuru for being so kind and allowing us to be a part of the change and reparations that desperately NEED to happen! I'm looking forward to volunteering with Uhuru again in the future!" - Nina


"I really appreciate the work that Uhuru does, especially as someone who comes from a black/latinx family. Growing up, we didn't have the same opportunities that white suburban families did. It's so refreshing being able to volunteer for [an institution] that stands for me and my family." - Makaela


Volunteering
If you are a new volunteer, please call for information about attending a volunteer orientation. You can reach our volunteer coordinator, Ruby at (215) 546-9616, extension #3.

APEDF Volunteer Team Orientations are held every Thursday from 5-6pm on the second floor of our store at 832 N. Broad St.

Check the sidebar announcements for the dates of any upcoming meetings. You can meet other volunteers for education about current events and the APEDF mission and to join the work to build Uhuru Furniture and the African People's Education and Defense Fund.

Current Volunteer & Intern Positions
~ Social Media
~ Community Outreach (Flyering, Postering & Doorhanging)
~ Sales & Customer Service
~ Operations (Cleaning & Repairing Furniture)
~ Internet Marketing
~ Graphic Design (Flyers, HTMLs, Graphics, Blog)
~ Business Relations
~ Donations Intake
~ Sewing
~ Furniture Painting

For all of our current Outreach volunteer opportunities, please look at our Volunteer Match webpage!



"We 've been customers of Uhuru Furniture for seven years and it is a pleasure to volunteer with them this past Thanksgiving. They are a positive presence in the community and it is a pleasure to support their work!"
- Koy & Sekou


"I like volunteering at Uhuru Furniture because it fills me with joy to know that the little work that I do is a part of something bigger, the APEDF. Also, the  store benefits the customers as well as the community!"
- Jillian

"I like working & volunteering here because the people who work here make the hard days fun! I always like the conversations you get to have with the customers, too."
- Dan


"I enjoy volunteering at Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles because it means working with great staff, helping customers at the store, and working toward a cause. Volunteering at the 2016 Uhuru Health Festival was also lots of FUN!" 
- Deanna

"I like volunteering with Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles because I stand behind the APEDF mission. I am grateful to partner with the movement, to use my time, gifts and talents for a most excellent cause."
 - Tracy

"I always love coming in to volunteer at Uhuru Furniture‬. Everyone treats the volunteers so kindly. I am always welcomed, and it is really fun! I am so excited to continue volunteering here. The store supports an amazing organization APEDF, and I am so thankful that I can do my part helping support APEDF!"
- Maddie