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Volunteer opportunities

Thank you for your interest in welcoming refugees to your community. By volunteering with the IRC in Tucson, AZ, you use your skills to help people who have fled violence and persecution to rebuild their lives in America. See below for the latest volunteer opportunities and how to apply.

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COVID-19 Update

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the IRC!

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the IRC in Tucson has suspended all in-person volunteer activities at this time to help prevent further community spread. Remote Volunteer roles will be posted here as they become available and all applicants will be contacted. At this time, we encourage you to support us with a donation or follow our link here to learn other ways you can help.

Thank you again for your patience and support. Without our volunteers and their generous efforts, the work at the IRC in Tucson would not be possible. We thank you for your interest in continuing that work and look forward to a return to seeing our amazing volunteers in person again!

Volunteer process

  1. Review our current volunteer openings above.

  2. Get to know IRC and attend a Refugee 101 Volunteer Information Session, now available online. You can register using this link.

  3. Fill out an application online. Make sure to include your availability because many of our volunteer opportunities occur at specific times only.

  4. Our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to set up a brief interview.

  5. Complete background and reference checks.

    The IRC kindly asks volunteers to make a $50 donation to help us toward the cost of this requirement.

    Note: In addition, some roles require a valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card. Before applying, review the specific requirements for your role of interest.

  6. You're ready to get started! Depending on your role, you'll be contacted for either further training or a start-date for your position.

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.


If you are a student or recent graduate and are interested in a larger time committment, check out our Internship Opportunities.