Since 2014, Casa Alitas, an affiliate of Catholic Community Services, has been providing aid to migrant families in Tucson, Arizona. The majority of our guests come from Central America and Mexico. They have been released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Border Patrol custody on humanitarian parole and need assistance in continuing their journey to reunite with family members in the United States. Casa Alitas provides hospitality and humanitarian aid to our guests by offering food, beds, basic amenities, legal orientation, and assistance making travel arrangements.
The Casa Alitas program relies heavily on its volunteers to operate the Casa Alitas Welcome Center and community shelters and care for guests.
At the Alitas shelter, the coordinator is expected to:
Coordinators must also:
The needs of guests and volunteers vary by individual. All applicants need to be open minded and willing to take initiative, as well as be cooperative team members. Applicants are also expected be at least 18 years of age; be fluent in Spanish at the intermediate level or above; have a valid driver's license; and agree to completion of a background check for an Arizona Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance (the cost will be covered by Alitas).