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Refugee Garden Art Program Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Iskashitaa Refugee Network

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We need help coordinating our weekly Refugee Garden Art Program (RGAP) on Wednesday mornings. Iskashitaa means "working cooperatively together" in Somali Maay, and it takes a team to make RGAP fun and relaxing for our volunteers.
If you want to help out with the art project starting at 9, we need help directing volunteers to their nametags and sign-in sheet, preparing the weekly art project, distributing donated food, directing garden volunteers, and encouraging everyone to help clean up at the end. RGAP has a weekly art project, with an Afro-Caribbean drum circle the first Wednesday of each month, and guest presentations from our partners.

1 Shift

  • morning / 08:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Wednesdays
  • 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

Arts & Culture
Community
Immigrants & Refugees
Arts & Culture, Community, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

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

WHERE

3736 East 2nd StreetTucson, AZ 85716

(32.23362,-110.9118)
 

SKILLS

  • Visual Arts
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Outdoor Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per week
  • Volunteer waiver https://www.iskashitaa.org/volunteer-waiver, Refugee 101 training.

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