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The first step to becoming a volunteer with Primavera is contacting our Volunteer Coordinator and setting up a volunteer interview! When you meet with our coordinator you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about our agency, fill out an application, and share your interests and availability.

Contact Primavera's Volunteer Coordinator at (520) 308-3110  or


Types of Volunteer Projects

The availability of these opportunities change throughout the year, so not all projects are available at all times. This list provides a general overview of some options for volunteers.

Direct Contact Work
Help guests at the men’s shelter fill out their intake forms on their first visit, pass out free toiletries and mail to clients at our drop-in center, or prepare breakfast for homeless women in need.

Behind the Scenes
Assist our staff with data entry, answering phones, filing, copying, etc. Behind the scenes work is as valuable as direct work—it allows staff to provide uninterrupted and important services to participants.

Meal Teams
A great group project! Choose from preparing and serving breakfast, lunch or dinner at our Men’s Shelter, creating sack lunches for the hardworking men and women of our Primavera Works program, or preparing and serving dinner at one of four other Primavera locations.   

Special Events/Committee Work
Primavera hosts public forums on social justice topics, plans annual events like the Homeless Memorial, Homeless Street Count, and NeighborWorks® Day of Service, and hosts exciting fundraising dinners as part of our Primavera Cooks! event.


Volunteer Locations

There are a variety of places where you might spend time volunteering. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator, (520) 623-5111 x 102 or, to find what projects might be available at different locations.

Catalina House
115 South 4th Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701


Five Points Housing
720 South Sixth Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701


Homeless Intervention and Prevention
702 S. 6th Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 623-5111


Men's Shelter
200 E. Benson Highway
Tucson, AZ 85713


Winstel Housing
2191 South Winstel
Tucson, AZ 85713

Please note: Some of our locations are undisclosed for the safety of participants.



151 W. 40th Street
Tucson, AZ 85713

(520) 623-5111 x 102
Fax: (520) 882-5479




What does a bicycle commuter do when he’s not forecasting severe weather? Volunteer
at Primavera’s Men’s Shelter. Martin has been doing just that for the last eight years. Every Wednesday evening, Martin hops on his bike, heads for the Shelter, and performs intakes with first time clients.

READ MORE about Martin.


The Primavera Men's Shelter enjoys a Christmas meal cooked by volunteers.