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Volunteer with the IRC Tucson Development Team to help us spread the word and recruit for CoSponsorship. CoSponsorship offers an alternative resettlement model directly supported by the community for Tucson’s newly-arriving refugee families. The program seeks small groups of 6-10 individuals willing to be matched and paired with a family for six months of support. Groups fundraise to help provide financial and in-kind assistance while serving as good stewards of the community and welcoming neighbors in Tucson.

For more information, visit the CoSponsorship webpage here.


This volunteer position involves targeted outreach to mature Tucsonans, including retirees, business professionals, and individuals actively engaged in city projects. You will connect with social clubs, civic groups, religious institutions, sports teams, book clubs, neighborhood associations, and more. Your role will include distributing program information and coordinating presentations with Tucson’s Community Sponsorship Coordinator to ultimately recruit new CoSponsorship groups.

The ideal Senior Ambassador: CoSponsorship Outreach & Recruitment Volunteer is a long-standing member of the Pima County community. We are looking for enthusiastic, creative, motivated, and resourceful individuals who can effectively connect with Tucson residents to promote and recruit for the CoSponsorship program. While prior experience in refugees, nonprofits, or resettlement work is not required, a genuine interest is essential.

This position offers the opportunity to learn about and get involved with refugee resettlement efforts at one of the largest resettlement agencies in the world. Opportunities for personal and professional development may include: networking, interpersonal skills, public speaking, small group communications, cultural sensitivity and awareness, capacity building, sustainable programming, community engagement, marketing, possible event planning and scheduling.

More Info about the IRC:

The International Rescue Committee is one of the leading providers of services for refugees, asylees and asylum seekers, victims of trafficking and other vulnerable immigrants in the United States. Across the country, each year, the IRC serves over 35,000 individuals with an array of services aimed at helping them to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. IRC Tucson was established in 1997 and serves several hundred clients each year through our various programs.