Volunteers assist in managing the reception area by greeting clients and referring them to appropriate staff within the organization.
Community Garden Assistance
Volunteers work with refugee clients participating in the Nutrition and Food Security Program to grow their own produce, gain agricultural skills and maintain their own garden plots.
Family Mentor/ESL Tutor
Volunteers are paired with a refugee family and visit their home once a week to help them practice important life skills and improve English skills.
Review our current available volunteer positions.
Get to know IRC and attend a Volunteer Information Session. RSVP to our next session by sending an email to [email protected].
After you’ve attended an information session, fill out an application online. Please note which volunteer position you would like to explore.
The Volunteer Coordinator at IRC Tucson will contact you to set up a brief interview.
Complete a background check. The IRC kindly asks volunteers to consider a suggested donation of $50 to help us toward the cost of this requirement. Note: In addition to the background check, some volunteer opportunities require a valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card. Before applying, ensure that the suggested opportunity indeed requires a Fingerprint Clearance Card. Fingerprint Clearance Cards are valid for five years and offer clearance for the carrier to work with a multitude of vulnerable populations, not just IRC clients. New fingerprint clearance card applicants should apply under ARS 46-141.
You're ready to get started! Depending on your role, you'll either receive further training from your in-office department or wait to be matched with a family to tutor and/or mentor.
Additional things to note
Please note the IRC takes great care to ensure our volunteers are properly screened, trained and placed in opportunities. It may take up to two months to get placed. The IRC in Tucson has a number of different volunteer opportunities available within all programs of our organization. Please take note that all positions posted may not be available at all times.