Community Partners

In Southern Arizona we seek to develop healthy neighborhoods. We are equipping our people to be actively involved in the neighborhoods in which they live to bring God’s blessings and to make a difference.

Children

Child Evangelism Fellowship

Over the past 75 years God has given Child Evangelism Fellowship a number of unique ministries which have proven to be effective tools in their effort to evangelize and disciple children. They are praying to the Lord that He would send out more laborers into the harvest field to reach more children with the Gospel. Are you the one?

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Haven Totes

Statistics show that most children of working poor families go without food on weekends. Many of these children are on free meal programs in their elementary schools. However, their parents are not able to provide enough food for them to eat on weekends.

Children who go without food have reduced attention spans, higher absenteeism and have lower grades than their peers. Schools want our help. Volunteers will fill backpacks with food and deliver to each school on Friday mornings. The schools deliver the backpacks to the enrolled child at the end of class that day.

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Mentoring Tucson's Kids

As a Christian based organization they are working to provide our kids facing tough life challenges a positive future and a strong sense of hope through our one-on-one mentoring program. A relationship with a caring mentor provides at-risk youth with the capacity to grow in their personal relationships with God, their family, and their community. Goals are set based upon assessments of the youth's needs for spiritual, social and academic growth.

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City

4Tucson

4Tucson is uniting churches and engaging the Body of Christ to solve the systemic problems that are hurting people in our city. Individuals and organizations that partner with 4Tucson are trained and work with teams of like-minded believers in one of our 12 domains, or areas of influence in the community (e.g., education, government, prayer).

Christians from across these areas then help implement biblical solutions to major city problems. Each partner is encouraged to exercise their unique God-given gifts and passions and play an essential role in city transformation. As Christians serve together, God is glorified.

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Interfaith Community Services

Interfaith Community Services is a volunteer-based, interfaith organization that has been serving greater Tucson and Pima County since 1985. They provide a variety of caregiving and social services to the elderly, disabled persons, and individuals in financial crisis in our community.

They offer many volunteer opportunities. You or your group could participate in helping the food bank, mobile meal delivery, friendly visitations to those alone, companion sitting, home repairs/yard work, grocery shopping for the disabled and a Healthy at Home Program to help higher risk recipients live independent lived.

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Love Thy Neighbor Ministries

Love Thy Neighbor Ministries is a Christian organization who recruits, trains and empowers volunteers to visit with residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and the homebound. We have a variety of programs developed to reach out in loving ways to our precious elders.

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Families

Arizona Baptist Children's Services

Arizona Baptist Children’s Services & Family Ministries (ABCS) is a non-profit organization with seven ministries and one mission: to provide hope and care to hurting children and families through Christ-centered ministries. Through their ministries that meet physical, emotional and spiritual needs, their vision is that every adult and child is given care, support, kindness and the love of Jesus Christ.

ABCS serves the full spectrum of Arizona families, from unborn babies to seniors. You can organize material assistance, work in the pregnancy center, help with special events, do work projects, clerical support, special events support, and much more. They offer great opportunities for Groups and individuals of all ages.

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Care Portal Tier 1

CarePortal brings the needs of hurting children and families in your community to your attention. Child Welfare workers uncover the needs. CarePortal makes local Churches aware, giving them a timely, non-threatening invitation and opportunity to respond.

When a Department of Child Safety (DCS) case worker meets a family in need they can now send an email through Care Portal, to churches like Pantano around Tucson, to request help. The families may need a crib, diapers, bedding, clothes, furniture or prayer.

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Care Portal Tier 2

CarePortal Tier1 meets physical needs of hurting families but in Tier 2 CarePortal volunteers can engage directly with families and children in critical situations that require the personal touch. Volunteers are needed for following opportunities:

  • Madera Center Volunteer - The Madera center is the DCS intake center where children will be held while they await temporary placement. Volunteers are needed to sit, play or read to children while in Madera Center.
  • Team Decisions Making Meetings - These meetings will be on behalf of children aging out of the foster care system. As a community representative you will have a voice in determining a young person’s future life as they journey to self-sufficiency.
  • Drivers - DCS needs drivers to transport children and possibly parents on required visits for observation and family engagement.

All applicants for Tier 2 are subject to DCS testing and background check. There is also required training specific to the applicant’s position.

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Dine-11

Our mission is to show people that God cares through providing meals to families and individuals during times of need and life adjustments. Many families we provide meals to are new moms, families who have a family member in the hospital, families with individuals who are recovering from an illness, and families in which there has been a death. They offer excellent opportunities for individuals and Life Groups. Go online to the website to volunteer for this great ministry.

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Teen Challenge of Arizona

Teen Challenge of Arizona's mission is to provide youth, adults and families with an effective and comprehensive Christian Faith-based solution to life-controlling problems in order to become productive members of society. They provide a variety of services including residential recovery programs and outreach services.

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Poverty

Diaper Bank Of Southern Arizona

The Diaper Bank of Tucson, founded in 1997, was the nation's FIRST Diaper Bank. The Diaper Bank provides diapers to those under the poverty line where no public assistance exists. They recognize that an inadequate supply of diapers put families with young children at an increased risk for health-related problems and potential abuse. They need volunteers to work in the warehouse, clerical needs and volunteer speakers and presenters.

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Habitat For Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Tucson offers an innovative solution to the crisis of affordable housing by giving a hand up, not a hand out. They have volunteer opportunities for just about everyone from building to partnering with families in need.

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Gospel Rescue Mission

Gospel Rescue Mission offers an effective life changing ministry in Tucson that serves the homeless and needy by providing for their spiritual, physical, emotional and mental wholeness through the power of Jesus Christ. Whatever your talent or skill, "There is something YOU can do!"

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Haven Totes

Statistics show that most children of working poor families go without food on weekends. Many of these children are on free meal programs in their elementary schools. However, their parents are not able to provide enough food for them to eat on weekends.

Children who go without food have reduced attention spans, higher absenteeism and have lower grades than their peers. Schools want our help. Volunteers will fill backpacks with food and deliver to each school on Friday mornings. The schools deliver the backpacks to the enrolled child at the end of class that day.

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Refugees

Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest

Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest’s guiding objective is empowering clients to become self-sufficient. Case management sets the stage for refugees to move forward and connect with resources that help them reach their goals. Opportunities available include being an English Tutor for children or adults, Skill Instructor, Cultural Orientation Teacher, Employment Orientation Instructor, Banking and Financial Education Instructor or Special Projects and Field Assistants.

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Tucson Refugee Ministry

Tucson will become home this year for approximately 1000 new refugees who have been forced from their homeland and are coming to the United States from war torn countries in order to flee persecution. Many opportunities are provided to develop relationships with these courageous people from all over the world. Opportunities may include helping assimilate them into the community, providing welcome baskets, baby showers, teaching, finding housing and many other needs.

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Schools

Craycroft Elementary

Craycroft Elementary is located in a small-impoverished community south of Tucson. Over 70% of the children going there receive free or subsidized lunch assistance. We are currently providing 20 food totes each week for supplemental nutrition assistance through our Haven Totes ministry. Opportunities to volunteer will also include service projects as needed.

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Gallego Primary

Gallego Primary is the only school in the Sunnyside School District that is a K-3 school. We are currently delivering 20 totes through our Haven Totes ministry each week for children in under resourced families in need of supplemental nutrition assistance. Opportunities for volunteers include a community garden and other service projects as needed.

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Mary Meredith K-12

Mary Meredith K-12 is a school in the Tucson Unified School District that focuses on students with various emotional issues that prevent them from being able to integrate into the regular public schools. Volunteers from Pantano run a weekend food program called Haven Totes, have monthly teacher/staff appreciation breakfasts, organize school beautification projects and will be starting a tutoring program. Opportunities abound for individuals and Groups to make a positive difference in this unique school.

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Van Buskirk

This TUSD school is located in a very impoverished area of Tucson. Volunteers from Pantano have given out hundreds of backpacks, landscaped school grounds and held teacher appreciation breakfasts. You or your Group can partner with us and make a difference in this extremely needy section of Tucson.

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