The Tastiest Potluck in Town
In honor of National Volunteer Week, IRC Tucson volunteers and staff celebrated with a potluck at McCormick Park last Thursday, April 14th. In his speech, Director Ken Briggs highlighted the importance of volunteers to the success of the IRC mission. He focused the vital activities which volunteers complete with clients, such as preparing for job placements, transporting to key appointments, and tutoring in English lessons. He also announced a new record for the Tucson office, over 1100 hours of volunteer service recorded in March 2011!
Arguably the tastiest potluck in Southern Arizona, participants arrived with plates of international cuisine including Pakistani deserts, homemade Schezwan noodles, and authentic Caesar Salads. The food was accompanied by good conversation, the sharing of stories, and an appreciation for the combined work of IRC volunteers and staff.
Thanks again to all our interns, volunteers and their families. Your talent and perseverance have enhanced IRC’s services and improved the lives of hundreds of refugees in Tucson, Arizona.
~ Kellan Smith, Volunteer Management Intern