International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Team Volunteering Opportunities in Tucson

About the International Rescue Committee:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. For over 75 years, we have offered lifesaving care and life changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from conflict or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 23 U.S. cities, the IRC leads the way from harm to home.

With the Tucson community, the IRC in Tucson provides opportunities for refugees - survivors of violent conflict, and often torture - to rebuild their lives and regain self-reliance. We do this by providing intensive case management, job training and placement, mental health services, and a connection to the community that will help them achieve long-term success in becoming thriving Tucsonans.

Here are a few ways you can get involved:

Hygeine Products Drive

Number of Volunteers: Unlimited

Time: Negotiable

Description: A hygeine products drive helps refugees in Tucson obtain the necessary items they need that may be expensive on a limited budget. Businesses or community organizations will host a hygiene item drive prior to their scheduled event date to raise necessary resources for the children and their families. 

Bicycle Drive


Number of Volunteers: 1-2 organizers and entire office staff

Time: Negotiable

Description: IRC will provide you with all the necessary marketing materials and resources to host a donation drive within your office. With support from your business the IRC in Tucson will distribute new bicycles, helmets, safety gear and locks to recently arrived refugees. With a bicycle and the skill to maintain it a refugee can save hundreds of dollars each year in transportation costs.  Donors will help refugees overcome transportation barriers and expand their ability to access resources in Tucson. Team volunteers may optionally attend a safety training day for clients

Read a story about a team from Accenture volunteering at the IRC in Phoenix.

If you are interested in team volunteering, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at


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