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Volunteer Program

Volunteers are the heart of Tu Nidito Children and Family Services. We have more than 150 dedicated people who volunteer their time in different ways:

Support Group Volunteers

Facilitate peer support groups for children, teens and adults whose lives have been impacted by serious illness or grief. You will work with an assigned age-group, "littles" (ages 3½-7), "middles" (ages 8-12), teens (ages 13-18) or adults (English and Spanish groups) to provide comfort and support through structured "talking circle" questions and activities. Separate support groups are offered for:

  • Children who are grieving the death of a loved one
  • Children who are diagnosed with a serious medical condition
  • Children who have a parent diagnosed with a serious medical condition

The volunteer commitment is to complete a 16 hour training and facilitate two week-day evenings a month from 5:45 - 9:00pm (once a month for support group for children diagnosed with a serious medical condition). We ask that you join us for a minimum of 2 years in this position to provide the consistency our families need.

Satellite Support Group Volunteers

Facilitate 9-10 week peer support groups for children, teens and adults whose lives have been impacted by a death loss. You will work with an assigned age-group, "littles" (ages 3½-7), "middles" (ages 8-12), teens (ages 13-18) or adults (in most locations) to provide comfort and support through structured "talking circle" questions and activities. All satellite locations offer bereavement support groups only. We are currently in the following locations:

  • Vail: Cottonwood Elementary School - Spring/Fall
  • Marana: Twin Peaks Elementary School - Spring/Fall
  • South Tucson: Holmes Tuttle Boys and Girls Club Clubhouse –- Spring/Summer/Fall
  • Sahuarita: –Location TBA - Fall

The volunteer commitment is to complete a 16 hour training and facilitate weekly for the 2 or 3 annual sessions in the location of your choice, from 5:45 - 8:30pm. We ask that you join us for a minimum of 1 year in this position to provide the consistency our families need.

One on One Volunteers –

On occasion, the families in our Pathways program request a volunteer to provide one-on-one support and attention to a seriously ill child or their siblings. Visits often take place at Tu Nidito during the day, in the family's home, or in the hospital. Volunteers can elect to be part of this program only once they are a trained support group facilitator. Assignments are as needed and schedule is dependent on the family's needs.

Office Specialists

Office volunteers assist in answering phones, managing our library, database entry, assistance with support group projects, preparing materials and other duties associated with running an office. Office volunteers schedules are flexible but will take place within the business day (9AM - 5PM). Individual requirements are dependent upon the assignment and your skills. We ask that you join us for at least 6 months in this position.

Event Volunteers

Special event volunteers assist with fundraising and community events. We need help with various events such as Remarkable Celebration (May), TLC Fashion Show (September), Ride for a Child (November), etc. Individual requirements are dependent upon the event and your areas of interest. Training is often brief or not required, nor is there a minimum time commitment to volunteer.

Board Members

Like all non-profit organizations, a Board of Directors governs Tu Nidito Children and Family Services. Board members commit to a three-year term of office. If you are interested in serving on Tu Nidito's Board of Directors, contact our Executive Director Liz McCusker at 520.322.9155 or liz@tunidito.org.

If you are interested in volunteering with Tu Nidito, please complete the application on the left side of this page. Any questions can be directed to Erica Scott at 520.322.9155 or erica@tunidito.org.