Tucson is a beautiful desert location with plenty of attractions and amenities. SOOP volunteers are included and welcomed by Shalom Mennonite Fellowship and have a wide variety of service opportunities to choose from, including: food banks, soup kitchens, home repairs, thrift stores, Habitat for Humanity, and tutoring at local schools and a community college. SOOPers should be self-starters and it is advantageous to have your own transportation since the volunteer sites are spread throughout the city. While one to two week involvement is workable, a term of four weeks or more is beneficial. Longer terms benefit the placements and community building with SOOP participants. Weekly events for SOOPers include Sunday morning church, Sunday evening social time, Thursday evening Bible Study led by SOOP volunteers, and eating out together at a local restaurant on Sunday noon. A four day work week gives you time to enjoy the area.
RV sites at the church are available for $100 per month but must be
scheduled in advance. Otherwise, volunteers may make their own
arrangements. All lodging and meals are at the volunteer's own expense.