Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles is looking for volunteers to participate in fun and exciting projects!


We host weekly new-volunteer orientations via Zoom and they are open to everyone. Contact us today to sign up: 510-763-3342, oakland.volunteer@uhurufurniture.org.


Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles is a fundraiser for the African People's Education and Defense Fund, a non-profit organization focused on building programs and institutions that defend the civil and human rights of the black community and bridge disparities faced by the black community in health, education and economic development.


Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles has been working with volunteers for the past 31 years! We have been voted “Best Furniture Store” by the reader’s poll of the East Bay Express for 10 years and “Best Furniture Store” by Oakland Magazine. We are certified as a “Green Business Ally” by Green America. And we are a proud, grassroots, local 501c3 non-profit. All great reasons to work with us!


We are currently looking for volunteers to work with us in the store any day between Wednesday - Sunday. We also have some remote volunteer opportunities. Here are some of the benefits for our volunteers:


• Have fun and meet new people

• Learn new skills and utilize skills you have

• Individual and group opportunities available

• Complete service hours

• Flexible shifts available

• Volunteer discount on anything in the store

• Make a difference in your community! Contribute to self-determination in the African community!


Here are some of the areas in which volunteers work:

• Sales assistance

• Community outreach

• Moving and arranging furniture

• Merchandising and making the store look its best

• Special projects: furniture painting and upholstery, online postings, photography, social media, telemarketing, creating print marketing materials, onsite volunteer coordination, onsite estate sales, and more!

• Internships are also available!


Signing up is easy! Contact us today and get started! 510-763-3342, oakland.volunteer@uhurufurniture.org or sign up in the store at 3742 Grand Ave., Oakland.