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Opportunities

We have several opportunities available to all members of the community. Individuals, organizations, and families can sign up for any of the food bank opportunities below without being a registered ICS volunteer.

To view a list of all the volunteer jobs that Interfaith Community Services has to offer, please click the button below:

Ongoing Roles for Registered ICS Volunteers

We have all sorts of volunteer opportunities which vary from weekly to episodic throughout the year and we aim to match volunteers and assignment based upon interests, skills, and availability as well as ICS needs. Here is a list of some of the needs we currently have available.

Who we currently need the most:

We are looking for drivers who can deliver meals for our Mobile Meals program this summer. Children 10+ are welcome to go along!

We especially need help with drivers who can take seniors and disabled individuals to appointments anywhere in Tucson. We are calling these special volunteers ANYWHERE DRIVERS. Click here to find out more about this special program.

Volunteer Roles – Weekday Positions

Working with ICS Recipients: 

The following roles require direct interaction with ICS recipients and/or other volunteers in-person, which could include seniors or individuals of various backgrounds and education levels.

  • Faith Council Meeting Assistant – Help ICS staff member set up for and support monthly meetings at various locations around Tucson
  • Home Sweet HomeIncludes business helpers, companion sitting, friendly visiting, home repair helpers, and yardwork for seniors
  • Honoring Our Lives – previously called “Wholistic End of Life”; presenter or coach guiding people to complete advanced care directives
  • In Home EvaluationsAt their home, help seniors determine which ICS services would benefit them; volunteer also registers the recipient for services as needed
  • Mobile Meals – Regular route drivers and substitute drivers needed; interactions with recipients short and significant
  • RESET Presenter – Deliver one-hour presentations on self-care, organization, time-management, assertiveness, and/or handling discrimination for Self-Sufficiency participants
  • Self-Sufficiency Ally – Meet regularly with small group of participants for group discussions and problem solving
  • Transportation – Includes driving, shopping for/with, van driving or personal vehicle
  • Workforce Development – Help people prepare resumes, cover letters, conduct job searches, etc. at the NW or Central ICS location

Working in an office setting with ICS Staff: 

The following roles take place in an office setting and do not require direct in-person interaction with ICS recipients, though some involve making and taking phone calls with ICS recipients.

  • Client NavigatorCompassionate, professional phone support to assist clients who call for services; skills in using technology and computers a must
  • Office and administrative support for any ICS program or office
  • Regular routine maintenance of ICS Care-A-Vans – Takes place outdoors at the NW office location
  • Transportation Scheduler – Take phone calls from ICS recipients requesting rides and match them with ICS volunteer drivers
  • Workforce Development – Help people prepare resumes, cover letters, conduct job searches, etc.
  • Volunteer Survey Taker – Make phone calls to ICS recipients to help them complete surveys

Flexible Schedules: 

The following roles take place in various locations, do not require prolonged in-person interaction with ICS recipients, and offer a flexible schedule instead of consistent volunteer hours.

  • East Side Food Bank HubFood packers only
  • Event Support – Help with events such as Empty Bowls, Gifts of Love, Single Mom Scholars event or other; does not include committee work for an event
  • Home Sweet Home – Friendly phoning and/or telecare for seniors
  • Northwest Food Bank – In any capacity
  • Outreach Ambassador – Event tabling or speaking on behalf of ICS
  • Produce Giveaways – Various locations and various roles available

Volunteer Roles – Weekdays, Evenings, and Weekends

Working with ICS Recipients: 

The following volunteer roles require direct, prolonged in-person interaction with volunteers and/or ICS recipients which may include children, seniors, or individuals with various backgrounds and education levels.

  • Home Sweet HomeIncludes business helpers, companion sitting, friendly visiting, home repair helpers, and yardwork for seniors
  • In Home EvaluationsAt their home, help seniors determine which ICS services would benefit them
  • Honoring Our Lives – Presenter or coach guiding people to complete advanced care directives
  • Single Mom Scholars Childcare – Provide childcare during SMS meetings on location
  • Self-Sufficiency Ally – Meet regularly with small group of ICS self-sufficiency participants for group discussions and problem solving
  • RESET PresenterDeliver one-hour presentations on self-care, organization, time-management, assertiveness, and/or handling discrimination for Self-Sufficiency participants

Indirect support for ICS recipients:

The following roles have flexible schedules and do not require direct in-person interaction with ICS recipients, though some do involve working with other volunteers, ICS staff, or the public, and making phone calls to ICS recipients.

  • Event support – Help with events such as Empty Bowls, Gifts of Love, Days of Service opportunities (9/11 and MLK Day), Single Mom Scholars event, or other – does not include committee work for an event
  • Food Bank NWIn any capacity
  • Home Sweet Home – Friendly phoning and/or telecare for seniors
  • Outreach Ambassador – event tabling or speaking on behalf of ICS
  • Volunteer Survey TakerMake phone calls to ICS recipients to complete a survey

Volunteer Orientation – Orientations are now virtual!

Interested? Contact Tori Carlson

Our training program is designed to help our new volunteers feel confident and comfortable in their new role.

At our training sessions, new volunteers learn the history and background of Interfaith Community Services and the many programs and volunteer opportunities available. Volunteers have the chance to select the volunteer position that is most meaningful to them.

If you sign up for an orientation, we ask that you provide your Social Security number and bring your drivers license so we may run a criminal background check and Motor Vehicle Report. We also ask that you provide us with the names and telephone numbers of at least two people (other than relatives) who can serve as personal references. ICS takes these steps to help keep both recipients and volunteers safe.

Click here to register for volunteer orientation online!