Support the work of the IRC in Phoenix through mobilizing groups within your networks to maximize your impact while building community and connections.

Here is how your team can help rescue with time:

New Roots Garden Workday

Time: 2-4 hours

Number of Volunteers: 10+

The New Roots program enables refugees to celebrate their heritage and nourish themselves and their neighbors by planting strong roots—literally—in their new communities. New Roots in Phoenix promotes economic empowerment and food security for over 100 farmers, gardeners, and refugees employed in agriculture. Volunteers help New Roots by getting their hands dirty and completing relevant tasks for the program such as building a shade or compost structure, preparing rows and soil for planting, or removing weeds and assisting with other garden works.

Job Readiness Training (JRT) Workshop

Time: 2-4 hours, one-time or ongoing

Number of Volunteers: 2-10

Work with staff and participate in a job-readiness workshop o for refugees at your workplace or the IRC office. Volunteers assist clients in developing skills needed for searching and attaining employment. Topics include:

The Resettlement Shop/In-Kind Donations

Time: 2-4 hours

Number of Volunteers: 2-5

Often arriving with only their dignity and the clothes on their back, the in-kind donations which stock the Resettlement Shop shelves are essential to helping refugees in their journey from harm to home. This program provides recently arrived refugees with essential items including clothing, toiletries, kitchenware, and school supplies donated by members of the community. Volunteers conduct donations drives and directly deliver the items, or help inventory and stock the shelves of the Shop.

Financial Education Workshop

Time: 2-4 hours, one-time or ongoing

Number of volunteers: 2-10

Financial Education Class helps refugees learn about the American financial system and how to reach their goals toward self-sufficiency. Volunteers conduct a workshop on practical skills from balancing a check-book, to the essentials of long-term saving and maintaining good credit.


To arrange a service day or learn more about how your group can be involved, please contact: [email protected]