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Women's Sewing Club - Childcare

Start date: Ongoing
Last updated 

The IRC’s Center for Well-Being has started a Congolese/Burundi women’s sewing group.  The group meets Tuesdays from 12-2pm at the IRC.  There are typically 8-10 women in attendance.  We are in need of 1-2 volunteers to assist with childcare during the group so the women can focus on learning sewing. Children may be infants through age 5. Over the summer months, this may change with school being out. Interest in/experience with sewing is a plus, but not necessary.

Activities Include:

  • Assist staff in caring for the children
  • Playing games, reading stories, keeping the children occupied


  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills
  • Childcare experience encouraged
  • Professional and reliable
  • Willingness to adhere to IRC volunteer and workplace policies

Minimum Commitment: 2 hours a week just on Tuesdays, 12-2pm


Volunteer process

  1. Review our current available volunteer positions.
  2. Get to know IRC and attend a Volunteer Information Session. RSVP to our next session by sending an email to VolunteerTucson [at] Rescue.org.
  3. After you’ve attended an information session, fill out an application online. Please note which volunteer position you would like to explore.
  4. The Volunteer Coordinator at IRC Tucson will contact you to set up a brief interview.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.