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Volunteer with the IRC in Tucson's Development Team to help us spread the word and recruit for CoSponsorship. CoSponsorship offers Tucson’s newly-arriving refugee families an alternative resettlement model that is directly supported by the community. The CoSponsorship program looks for 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 will perform targeted outreach at the University of Arizona (U of A) with the opportunity to extend outreach efforts to Pima Community College and other institutions of higher education in the Tucson area. In this role, you will be expected to connect with various educational departments’ faculty and students as well as university staff and administration, on-campus clubs, social groups, and other organizations affiliated with the university. The goal will be to distribute program information and arrange for presentations with Tucson’s Community Sponsorship Coordinator with the ultimate goal of recruiting new CoSponsorship group.

The ideal Student Ambassador: CoSponsorship Outreach & Recruitment Volunteer is a U of A student or recent alumni who is enthusiastic, creative, motivated, resourceful and able to connect with students and staff at the university.

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.