Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Black Power Blueprint program! Check out some of the specific volunteer opportunities below.

To sign up, please start by choosing a date and time for your Uhuru N2U Volunteer orientation using the calendar below. Then enter your contact info and indicate your skills / interests. Someone will follow up with you very soon!


Black Power Blueprint seeks volunteers to plugin to these roles:


Grant writers/researchers for social justice

We want volunteers to research grant opportunities online and assist with writing grants. You would be part of a volunteer team writing grants primarily for the Black Power Blueprint project of the African People’s Education and Defense Fund. This project represents a powerful solution to ongoing problems faced by the Black community! Research: Ability to research grants online and record information in Google docs and spreadsheets. Writing: Ability to write effectively and concisely using Google docs. You will learn a lot about the processing of writing and submitting grants if you don’t have experience. And if you have experience, all the better!


Recruit More Volunteers! Grow More Muscles

Are you a people-person? We’re looking for a volunteer who can help recruit other volunteers and conduct 1-hour online volunteer orientations.

You will use your skills to help build a team of volunteers for the Black Power Blueprint’s outdoor farmer’s markets set to occur every spring and summer in St. Louis!

Support the Black Power Blueprint, a model for economic and political power to transform African communities. You can be part of building a future of self determination and prosperity for African people!


Post for a cause – Social Media Volunteers!

Help us create effective social media posts on Facebook and Instagram for the Africans One Billion Strong campaign and the Black Power Blueprint project, a model of economic power to transform African communities.

Be part of building a future of self determination and prosperity for African people! We host 1-hour Virtual Volunteer Orientation. Find out exactly what we do and how you can be a part of our team!


Graphic Design for Black Power

The Black Power Blueprint and our Africans One Billion Strong Campaign seeks graphic design volunteers to help us promote our organization through social media. This is an excellent opportunity to donate your skills to the African working class struggle for economic independence. This is a remote role.

Responsibilities:

  • Create infographics, promotions, and social media images for events and campaigns, in adherence to deadlines and our style guidelines
  • Work closely with Social Media team to design graphics based on our content calendar

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Proficient in graphic design tools, specifically Adobe CS (such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, dreamweaver) and other design software.

Graphic Designers for Social Justice

The African People’s Education and Defense Fund needs a graphics designer to develop print materials for our One Africa! One Nation! Farmers Market vendor training. We are bringing a food oasis to the north St Louis black community which experiences severe food apartheid with lack of fresh food and produce. We need someone to design print materials – flyers, posters and a vendor handbook. You can either volunteer for this current project or participate for a longer period on our Promotions Team which will be designing various materials for events, workshops and outreach activities.