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:
-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
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
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.