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120 N. StoneTucson, AZ 85701


Be a friend to a newly resettled refugee! Help newly resettled refugees learn about the Tucson community, discuss American culture/customs, and answer questions. Your role will be to help facilitate the adjustment of newly arrived refugee individuals and/or families.

Duties might include helping someone learn to navigate public transit, getting a family set up with library cards or showing new arrivals the bank or grocery store.

Volunteer must be able to:

-Work independently

-Address client needs in an English-limited environment

-Patiently use drawings and gestures to communicate

-Work with vulnerable populations

Volunteers will receive a community orientation and a volunteer orientation.

2-3 hours per week for a minimum of 3 months. Engagement at Refugee Focus Tucson and out in the community.


  • People Skills
  • Mentoring
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 hours per week for a minimum of 3 months.
  • All volunteers will require a background check. The cost will be incurred by Refugee Focus Tucson.
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