Phoenix

Refugee first friend

Location: Phoenix
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.

Childcare Volunteer

Location: Phoenix
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.

CUltural orientation instructor

Location: Phoenix
Details: Any Tues - Thurs from 9:30am to 1pm. Teach class using the curriculum materials provided by refugee staff. Topics include personal safety, health insurance, US laws, and personal hygiene.

Sewing Instructor

Location: Phoenix
Details: Any Tues - Thurs from 10am to 1pm. Teach basic to intermediate sewing techniques to refugee women, using a sewing machine.

Tenant class instructor

Location: Phoenix
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.

Ready to get started? Complete your volunteer application to see full details and apply for a current opening. 

Tucson

Intensive case management assistant

Location: Tucson
Details: Flexible schedule, any day during business hours (Mon-Fri from 9am to 5pm). Volunteer may be matched with a specific client who receives extra support for a medical condition, ,or may work in the office to organize files and assist with documentation.

Thrift Store Accompaniment

Location: Tucson
Details: Flexible schedule on a Wednesday or Saturday between 9am and 3pm. Volunteer will accompany refugee clients to go shopping for groceries or clothing at the Bishop's Storehouse or Deseret Industries.

K-12 Refugee Education Services Tutor

Location: Tucson
Details: 2+ hour shift on a Tuesday or Thursday between 3:30pm-7:30pm. Volunteer will work with a team of volunteers to provide free tutoring and mentoring to middle- and high-school age refugee youth in LSS-SW's downtown office.

Baby shower for new mom

Location: Tucson
Details: Flexible, one-time event. Volunteer will lead their group in hosting a baby shower for a refugee or asylee, providing a mother with necessary supplies and community support before her first baby is born.

Any Location

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.

Donation Sorting

Location: Any Location
Details: Flexible schedule, any day during business hours (Mon-Fri from 9am to 5pm). Volunteer(s) will assist with organizing and cleaning the donation room. This can be done as a one-time opportunity.

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.

Ready to get started? Complete your volunteer application to see full details and apply for a current opening. 
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