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Volunteer harvest driver

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ORGANIZATION: Iskashitaa Refugee Network

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Refugee and local Tucsonans collaborate to feed the Tucson community while reducing food waste, in a fun, welcoming environment. We need drivers to transport volunteers to the harvest sites- these include backyards, urban farms, botanical gardens, and other locations throughout Tucson.
We ask that you complete a brief driver protocol available here: https://www.iskashitaa.org/volunteer-driver
For our refugee volunteers, the harvest is a great chance to practice English, get out into the community, learn how to navigate Tucson, get fresh local fruit and vegetables, and help feed the community with food that would otherwise go to waste.

1 Shift

  • morning / 07:45 AM to 11:15 AM
    Mondays and Fridays
  • 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. Through gleaning activities, refugees are introduced to local farms, hydroponic and aquaponics operations, farmers’ markets and other community festivities as well as backyard and community gardens. IRN teaches community members about sustainable food systems and fruit tree identification, harvesting techniques and seeks to increase food security and improve self-sufficiency among refugee households and other families in need. Refugees from the 37 different ethnic groups that IRN has worked with throughout its 17 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

Community
Hunger
Immigrants & Refugees
Community, Hunger, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

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

WHERE

1406 E. Grant Road Bldg. 2TucsonTucsonTucson, AZ 85719

(32.24958,-110.95081)
 

SKILLS

  • Nutrition
  • Community Outreach
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Outdoor Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-6 hours per week
  • Driver protocol https://www.iskashitaa.org/volunteer-driver, Volunteer Waiver: https://www.iskashitaa.org/volunteer-waiver

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