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.
- If you are a Tucson resident and would like to volunteer with No More Deaths, in whatever capacity, please contact our volunteer coordinator.
- Do you specifically want to work with Desert Aid? This includes going out to camp and doing water drops, often for multiple days at a time under rough conditions (read more in the Desert Aid volunteer FAQ).
- First, you need to fill out an application (choose “local resident” under initial session) and be approved.
- Then, you need to attend a training in order to be qualified to do the work. Upon accepting your application, the volunteer coordinator will let you know the next training date.
- After being trained, you will work with the volunteer coordinator to plan your first trip to the desert. We do not request specific time commitments or specific donations from local volunteers. However, most trips are for multiple days at a time, and those who work full time often struggle to have enough time to come out into the desert regularly. If you’d like to do day trips from Tucson instead, check out our friends the Tucson Samaritans.
- Do you want to get involved with the other working groups or with other related projects in Tucson? One place to connect with people from these projects is at our various meetings. You can plug into Keep Tucson Together by coming to the clinics on the first and third Saturdays of the month. See KTT’s Facebook page for updates.
- Subscribe to our local mailing list to keep up to date with local events. Email us and ask to be added to the local mailing list. (This is different from the regular mailing list, which you can subscribe to elsewhere on this website.)
We are always looking for ways to strengthen our ties to the communities of Arizona. If you have ideas, please share them with us!