Local Volunteer Opportunities

How to get involved as an Arizona resident!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! The ongoing work of No More Deaths depends on a strong network of local volunteers, who organize, plan, support, and lead all aspects of our projects. Here are some ways to get involved, whether you live in Arizona all year round or for part of the year.

TUCSON

We have many different working groups within No More Deaths that are seeking volunteers to sustain the work that we do. Please see the opportunities below for what most aligns with your interests and abilities. 

LEGAL DEFENSE CAMPAIGN

What we do: Organize community response to attempts to criminalize humanitarian aid. 

Volunteer opportunities and requirements: Come doorknocking with us to distribute yard signs!

For more information contact: Maralena, our Legal Defense Campaign Coordinator, dropthecharges@nomoredeaths.org

DESERT AID

What we do: No More Deaths maintains a year-round humanitarian presence in the deserts of southwestern Arizona. We work in the remote corridors into which migration has been pushed, hiking the trails and leaving water, food, socks, blankets, and other supplies. Under the direction of our medical team, volunteers provide emergency first-aid treatment to individuals in distress.

Volunteer opportunities and requirements: Participating in desert aid requires some level of strenuous physical activity. It is helpful, but not required, to speak Spanish and/or to have medical training.  We have regular desert aid day-trips from Tucson for trained volunteers. 

To get involved: Please fill out an application on our website. After you fill out an application, our volunteer coordinator will contact you about upcoming trainings.

For more information contact: Tyler, our volunteer coordinator at nmd.vol.coord@gmail.com or 520-307-7379

Also note: Local volunteers are welcome to participate in our week-long and month-long desert aid programs! More information and applications for these programs can be found here.

SEARCH AND RESCUE

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KEEP TUCSON TOGETHER

What we do: We are a 100% community based Immigration Clinic set out to help everyone in Tucson and Pima County who are going to immigration court to be deported from the country.  We help people fight their immigration cases to be able to stay in the country with their loved ones and not be torn apart from each other.

Volunteer opportunities and requirements: We have various volunteer opportunities, from short-term to long-term.  We have a need right now for long-term volunteers who are able to help out in preparing clinics cases for court by attending ether Thursday Night Clinic or Saturday Clinic. We also have a volunteer form where you can sign up and will be receiving more information on volunteers task needs: https://forms.gle/8g6RNPzfoDmHkNqR6

For more information contact: Raymundo Montes or Philip Stump Kennedy, raymeli22@gmail.com or philipstumpkennedy@gmail.com, message us at our Facebook page at Keep Tucson Together.  Everyone is welcome to attend and see our clinics in action, we have a clinic every Thursday night at Pueblo HS in the school Cafeteria from 5:30-7: 30 pm, or every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at Sam Lena Library from 1:30-4:30.

AID IN NORTHERN MEXICO

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ABUSE DOCUMENTATION

What we do: The Abuse Documentation team works on long-term collaborative projects researching, documenting and exposing patterns of abuse against migrants at the hands of Border Patrol and other governmental officials. We are currently working on the third installment of the report “Disappeared: How U.S. Border Enforcement Agencies are Fueling a Missing Person’s Crisis” (www.thedisappearedreport.org). 

Volunteer opportunities and requirements: Potential volunteer tasks include research support/data collection and editing (as well as other minute tasks as they arise). We generally require a longer-term commitments from volunteers and seek volunteers who can regularly attend meetings.

For more information contact: We meet regularly on Thursdays at 5:30, and anyone who is interested in getting involved is welcome to attend- but please contact the coordinator at  nmd.abusedocumentation@gmail.com if you are interested in getting involved and would like to attend a meeting!

FUNDRAISING

What we do: Support all the work of NMD with fundraising through: individual and corporate contributions; churches, religious organizations and other non-profits; event fundraisers; and grants.

Volunteer opportunities and requirements: Volunteer opportunities include: organizing and tabling fundraising events; grant research and writing (grant writing experience needed); data entry for donations; and budgeting/ finance technical assistance (non-profit budgeting/ finance experience required).

For more information contact: Celia Bavier, Fundraising Coordinator, fundraising@nomoredeaths.org

LOGISTICS

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MEDIA

-What we do: We manage incoming media requests, give interviews, and work to share information about our work with local, national, and international journalists.

Volunteer opportunities and requirements: We’re looking for folks who are eager to spread the word about our work! Given that working with the media team requires detailed knowledge of NMD and how we operate, we’re looking for volunteers who already have some months of involvement with other working groups within No More Deaths. We’re particularly interested in Spanish-speaking volunteers, and people who are able to make a long-term commitment.

For more information contact: Justine, Media Coordinator: media@nomoredeaths.org

NOGALES

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PHOENIX

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FLAGSTAFF

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We are always looking for ways to strengthen our ties to the communities of Arizona. If you have ideas, please share them with us!