VOLUNTEER WITH US
If you want to engage with and give back to your community, you'll find many different ways to do this at Primavera. As a volunteer, you can choose to work in direct contact with our program participants, behind the scenes, on a meal team; in community gardens, or get involved in special events and committee work. Whatever your skills and passions are, we'll do our best to find a place for you to contribute in a meaningful way. Through the process of volunteering, you'll have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the issues that cause homelessness and poverty, have a significant impact on the lives of those we serve, make a real difference in our community, and potentially transform your own life in the process.
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 organization, fill out an application, and share your interests and availability.
Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at (520) 308-3110.
Types of Volunteer Projects
DIRECT CONTACT - Help guests at the Men’s Shelter fill out their intake forms on their first visit, pass out hygiene kits and mail to clients at our Homeless Intervention and Prevention Drop-In Center, or facilitate participant workshops for one of our multiple programs like workforce development, financial education, or homeownership.
BEHIND-THE-SCENES - Assist our staff with data entry, answering phones, filing, copying, etc. Behind-the-scenes tasks are as valuable as direct contact tasks as it allows staff to provide uninterrupted and important services to participants.
MEAL TEAMS - A great small group opportunity! Prepare and serve breakfast, lunch, or dinner at our Men’s Shelter; create sack lunches for the hardworking men and women of our Primavera Works program; or create sack lunches for the women of our Casa Paloma Women's Hospitality Center and Residence.
SPECIAL EVENTS &/OR PROJECTS - Help Primavera at their events such as social justice public forums, the annual Homeless Memorial, and more. Or, help our philanthropy team with communications, storytelling marketing, and/or branding projects.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
CASA PALOMA WOMEN'S HOSPITALITY CENTER & RESIDENCE
Speedway & I-10 area, Tucson, AZ 85705 - Address is undisclosed for the safety of participants.
COMMUNITY BUILDING & ENGAGEMENT
Locations vary, click on the available opportunity for the address.
HOMELESS INTERVENTION & PREVENTION DROP-IN CENTER702 S. 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701 - MAP
MEN'S SHELTER200 E. Benson Hwy., Tucson, AZ 85713 - MAP
PRIMAVERA WORKSTraining Center / Administrative Offices - 151 W. 40th St., Tucson, AZ 85713 - MAP
Six years ago, she served five years in prison, then lost six family members in four years, including her own daughter.
Now, with the help from Primavera Works, she works full-time for TUSD, is the guardian of her 16-year-old granddaughter, and supports two additional adult grandchildren.
She volunteers at Primavera and believes in her late mother Lula’s philosophy, “Life isn’t guaranteed, so get up and do; clean up, go to work, pay your bills, and always help people.”