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Iskashitaa Office Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Iskashitaa Refugee Network

  • 6 people are interested

We need help in our office from 9-4 during the week! Our office environment can be fast-paced, as many partners and clients stop by to pick up food throughout the day. We need help distributing food, recording incoming and outgoing donations, welcoming refugee volunteers, answering the door and phone, tidying the workspace, and helping staff with other office tasks.
We also need help sorting, packaging, and processing food for our shop, and preparing for our weekly Refugee Garden Art Program (RGAP) every Wednesday.

Proficiency in other languages besides English is a plus, but not required.

We also welcome data entry help if you are familiar with Google GDrive.

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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.

WHERE

3736 East 2nd StreetTucson, AZ 85716

(32.23362,-110.9118)
 

SKILLS

  • Office Management
  • Administrative Support
  • Cross-cultural Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • minimum 4 hours/week
  • Volunteer Waiver: https://www.iskashitaa.org/volunteer-waiver

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