Refugee first friend
Details: Flexible schedule - volunteer will schedule their own time with their mentee, meeting at least once per week. Volunteers are needed to welcome newly arriving refugees to their new home in America. Introduce them to the places you love in your city! 6 month minimum commitment required for this role.
Details: Flexible schedule. Tutors are primarily needed for English, but could be for various subjects. Tutors will assist with refugees in their home who may have transportation barriers to attending classroom sessions at the office.
Details: Any Tues - Thurs from 10am to 1pm, help watch the children of a refugee adult so they can attend classes taught at our Refugee Office, such as English, Cultural Orientation, sewing, or computers.
Details: Any time during business hours. Volunteer may assist with sorting donations and taking an inventory of current donations.
Details: Any Tues - Thurs from 10am to 1pm. Teach basic to intermediate sewing techniques to refugee women, using a sewing machine.
Tenant class instructor
Details: Travel to various apartment complexes to teach small classes about being a good tenant. Educate refugees on the rights and responsibilities of being a tenant. Classes are scheduled based on availability of refugee clients interested in or in need of the course.
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Details: Flexible schedule - volunteer will schedule their own time with their new refugee friend, meeting at least three times per month. Volunteers are needed to welcome newly arriving refugees to their new home in America. Introduce your new friend to places in their new community. Volunteers can practice/tutor English, visit the library, learn how to use public transportation, and more with their mentee.
after school Tutor
Details: Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 3:30-7:30pm. Tutors volunteer for at least a two hour shift once per week for a minimum of one semester. Tutors are primarily needed for math and English, to support middle school and high school youth who came to the United States as refugees.
host a baby shower
Details: Flexible, one-time project. Gather a group of volunteers to host a baby shower for an expectant mother having her first baby in the United States.
Details: Wednesdays from 10am-2pm. Volunteer will work with refugees and asylees during open office hours to help complete online job applications, prepare a resume, practice interview skills, and more. Volunteer should be comfortable using a computer and working with people who may have limited English proficiency.
Both Tucson and Phoenix
Immigration office support
Location: Any Location
Details: Flexible schedule, any day during business hours (Mon-Fri from 9am to 5pm). Volunteer will provide clerical assistance to immigration staff, assist with applications, completing documentation, and may be asked to assist with immigration appointments.
Apartment set up
Location: Any Location
Details: Flexible schedule, any day during business hours (Mon-Fri from 9am to 5pm). Volunteer(s) will assist LSS-SW staff in setting up an apartment for a refugee prior to arrival. This may involve carrying large furniture upstairs.