Our Family

Volunteering & Internships

Volunteers who give their time and talents are an integral part of Our Family – from volunteer community mediators who help their neighbors resolve their disagreements, to seniors who help other seniors reduce the loneliness in their lives. Counseling and case-management interns earn school credit and gain valuable experience in our programs working with young people, families or seniors, and opportunities are available for people who speak Spanish.

Please be advised that volunteers and interns who work with children are required to go through the same intake process as employees, which includes:

  • Completion of the Volunteer Application form.
  • Obtaining a TB test (about $12+. Senior Companions are not required to obtain a TB test)
  • Obtaining a fingerprint clearance in accordance with the laws of the State of Arizona. (If you don’t have a current fingerprint card, a $65 fee will cover the cost of the clearance card, which you will keep. Please note: The Senior Companion Program covers the cost of the fingerprint clearance card for Senior Companion applicants.)
  • Completion of our four-day CORE training curriculum (for specific positions)

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Administrative Volunteer: Administrative/clerical support for the agency (or a division of the agency) in a manner that meets the standards of and fulfills the mission of Our Family. Supervisor is the Community Realations Coordinator or Program Manager.

                              

Development Intern: Administrative/clerical support for the efforts of the Development team in the areas of fundraising, event planning and coordination, grant writing, marketing, and community relations. Supervisor is the Development Director.

Volunteer Facilitator: Supports the efforts of the Center for Community Dialogue in a manner that meets the standards of and fulfills the mission of Our Family. The Center helps southern Arizonans talk about challenging issues in a skilled, civil and respectful way. Supervisor is the Center for Community Dialogue Manager.

                         

Volunteer Mediator: Supports the efforts of the Center for Community Dialogue in a manner that meets the standards of and fulfills the mission of Our Family. The Center helps southern Arizonans talk about challenging issues in a skilled, civil and respectful way. Supervisor is the Center for Community Dialogue Manager.

                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Senior Companion: Provides volunteer services on a person-to-person basis to frail elders and adults with disabilities. Supervisor is the Senior Companion Program Manager.

Interested in volunteering with Our Family Services? Download this application and email it and a cover letter to Samantha Bossert at sbossert@ourfamilyservices.org. You can also mail your application to 2590 N. Alvernon Way; Tucson, Arizona 85712.

Our Family does not discriminate against a volunteer or intern because of race, disability, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, marital status or sexual orientation.

 

Are you interested in respectful and civil conversation on tough topics?

Would you like to learn how to facilitate difficult conversations for those in conflict?

 

If you said yes to either of these questions, join us at

Our Family’s Center for Community Dialogue’s Volunteer Information Session!

The Center for Community Dialogue, a program of Our Family Services, helps Southern Arizonans talk about challenging issues in a skilled, civil and respectful way. We do this through services, training, and community events. At this orientation, you will learn about our impact on the Tucson community, volunteer opportunities in facilitation and mediation and conflict-resolution trainings.

 

When: Thursday, July 28th 2016

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Where: North Conference Room

Our Family Services

3830 East Bellevue Street

Tucson, AZ 85716

To RSVP click here. If you have any questions or issues with registrations, contact Alison at asmetana@ourfamilyservices.org or call at (520) 323-1708 x123.

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