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ORGANIZATION: Iskashitaa Refugee Network

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 19 people are interested
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Refugee and local Tucsonans collaborate to feed the Tucson community while reducing food waste, in a fun, welcoming environment. Harvest Volunteers meet on Mondays and/or Friday mornings to pick excess fruit and vegetables from backyards, farms, greenhouses, botanical gardens, and more. Citrus season lasts most of the winter and spring, and we also harvest mesquite pods, figs, prickly pear fruit, jujubes, and many other local foods.
Let us know if you are interested in driving volunteers, and we will get you started on our driving protocol. See our website at iskashitaa.org, for more information about what to expect on a harvest, and use the signup link here: https://signup.com/go/YSfjSKy to help us plan.

1 Shift

  • morning / 07:45 AM to 11:00 AM MST
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Iskashitaa Refugee Network

Location:

3736 E. 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85716, US

Mission Statement

Iskashitaa Refugee Network creates opportunities to integrate UN refugees into the Southern Arizona community while educating the public, strengthening the local food system, reducing local food waste, and increasing food security.

Description

Iskashitaa Refugee Network is an intergenerational network of Tucson volunteers and UN refugees from Asian, African, and Middle Eastern countries, who locate, harvest, and redistribute locally grown fruits and vegetables which would otherwise go to waste. IRN staff/volunteers create opportunities to empower recently arrived refugees by connecting them with a wide variety of resources to interact with the community. While gleaning remains an integral part of our work, we have expanded to offering a wide variety of programs, such as our Refugee Garden Art Program and Food Preservation Workshops. Refugees from the 37 different ethnic groups that IRN has worked with throughout its 21 year history, learn the geography of Tucson, gain valuable life skills, improve their English, develop a US work history and access to healthy foods and food preservation techniques.

CAUSE AREAS

Environment
Hunger
Immigrants & Refugees
Environment, Hunger, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

1406 E. Grant RdBldg 2TucsonTucson, AZ 85719

(32.24958,-110.95081)
 

SKILLS

  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Farming
  • Gardening
  • Environmental Science
  • Community Outreach
  • Outdoor Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-7 hours per week
  • Volunteer Waiver

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