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Seeking Mentors to Volunteer with Refugee Youth!!

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ORGANIZATION: Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 30 people are interested

The Refugee Youth Mentorship Program (RYMP) purpose is to foster a sense of self, establish a deeper connection to the Tucson community, and support youth on their quest to become capable, independent and well-rounded adults.

This program matches mentors with refugees 15-24 years old within their first 5 years of resettlement. Together you work towards the mentee's goals, related to vocational advancement, educational success, or community participation.

Mentorship enriches the lives of both the mentee and mentor. We offer 1-on-1 and small group mentorship models. To ensure that the program requirements are being upheld below are the commitments that the mentor must agree to before being enrolled in the program and matched with a mentee.

Attend an on-site mentor training and program kickoff event (where I will be matched with my mentee).

  • I agree to obtain a fingerprint clearance card .
  • I agree to work with my mentee to set a SMART goal that he/she can achieve in 4 months.
  • I agree to meet with my mentee for 4-5 hours a month, for a minimum of 4 months.

RYMP staff & Lutheran Social Services of the South West understand the importance of your time so do our best to make you feel a part of the family. We do this by expressing our gratitude, checking in monthly on the relationship, offer professional development opportunities, free entry to Tucson events, and are happy to write letters of recommendation. Along with hosting monthly mentor appreciation events. Create your own schedule that works for you and your mentee.

Invest in your community. Change a life. Become a mentor today!

How To Apply

Once your application is received, you will be invited in for a brief informational interview and to complete necessary paperwork.

RYMP is committed to recruiting mentors who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. People from all backgrounds, bilingual candidates, and differently abled people are encouraged to apply. Mentors will receive training on the volunteer mentor role, in addition to ongoing support from RYMP staff.

RYMP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, military veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law.

RYMP is dedicated to helping to close the opportunity gap within our Tucson community.

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About Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest


2502 E University Drive, Suite 125, Phoenix, AZ 85034, US

Mission Statement

Showing kindness, doing justice, and serving those in need.


Since 1970, Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest has responded to Arizona’s changing needs by compassionately offering quality services and resources that contribute to a stronger and healthier Arizona for all people.

We stabilize people during crisis and transition, build a foundation where people can thrive, and preserve dignity and respect for the most vulnerable.


Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Community, Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


3364 East Grant RoadTucson, AZ 85716



  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Youth Services


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 4 months
  • Background check required.

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