Harvesting with Refugees – Harvesting local fruit and vegetables with Iskashitaa Refugee Network! As a volunteer you will be working alongside refugees picking fruit in backyards or local farms. We harvest excess citrus, figs, plums, squash, pumpkins, dates, corn, pomegranates and more. You will definitely have a chance to make new friends from interesting cultures, learn about eating local in Tucson, and try some of these delicious foods of the desert! Learn More!
Food Preservation Workshops with Refugees and Iskashitaa - Learn about new foods, techniques and cross cultural traditions. Come help cook locally harvested fruits and vegetables, share your recipes and learn about international cuisine. Come for an hour or for half the day to make food products that will be then sold in local markets in Tucson to benefit the refugee community. Learn More!
Redistribute Locally Harvested Fruits and Vegetables - Do you want to meet wonderful people and organizations in Tucson? Redistribute locally grown fruits and vegetables. Volunteers pick up fruits and vegetables donated by the community at Iskashitaa office and redistribute them to community organizations and refugee homes in various parts of the city. You can spend time with each refugee family or simply drop a bag or two of food off at each apartment that is provided in a list.
Swimming and Pool Safety Classes - If you like to swim or want to help drive, we could use your help! This program helps save lives by teaching pool safety skills while increasing comfort around pools but don't worry. There is lots of time for fun as we learn!
Events, Festivals and Farmer’s Markets- Help us to run our booth at a festival. We are always looking for people to help with sales, informing the public, and transporting refugees for festivals.
Sewing and Crafts Classes- Assist refugees learn how to sew, crochet and weave. Iskashitaa provides free classes to refugees to attain skills as a micro-enterprise venture to increase their income. Our Iskashitaa Refugee Sewing and Crafts Circle keeps growing and growing! We would like to be able to sustain and eventually expand our crafting zones by perhaps adding classes and additional locations. Like to sew, quilt, weave, or crochet? Then we want you! Learn More!
Redistribute Sewing and Crafts Donations to Refugees- The generous donations of volunteers and friends of Iskashitaa have led to a VERY full storage shed and we want to get those donations back out to our refugee friends! The donated items are used by refugees to make clothing, scarves and baskets with skills learned in the Iskashitaa Sewing and Craft Classes. As usual, we cannot do this without your help! We need volunteers to set up, help redistribute the supplies, and clean up. Learn More!
There are also always opportunities for filing, advocacy, and mentoring of families with special needs. Please contact us for more information!