How to Help

Become Part of the SJWC Community

Our crew of amazing volunteers are the heartbeat of SJWC and our programs couldn’t run without them! If you are interested in joining our community please contact us at (520) 909-3905.


Interested in Volunteering?

Sign Up and Attend a New Volunteer Orientation


Volunteers provide direct services to women experiencing homelessness in our community and offer their professional expertise to SJWC. Three hour shifts are available Mon-Sat 8:30am-5:30pm and 5:30pm-7:30am overnights. Questions? Need to change dates or cancel? Send us an email

Sisters Helping Sisters

Day Program
SJWC needs female volunteers (over 18) to help with its daily operations. Volunteers tell us that the work they do here makes a difference in their lives as well as in the lives of the women they serve. Duties include setting up the community room for breakfast; providing guests with needed clothing, hygiene products, and lunch sacks; sorting donations; visiting with guests and building a community of respect and caring. Make a connection that is meaningful and real with our sisters living outside.

Winter Night Program
From November through March female volunteers are needed so that our guests can sleep inside in a warm and safe environment. Volunteers serve a community meal to our guests, engage in activities and conversation, and spend the night.

To apply for these volunteer positions a background check and fingerprint clearance is required. Contact SJWC at (520) 909-3906 to make an appointment for a visit to the center and to meet with or volunteer coordinator.

Male Volunteers

Male Volunteers are greatly appreciated and usually give their time in a variety of ways – helping with outdoor maintenance and landscape, completing odd jobs, helping with special events, or donating their professional skills.

Internship Opportunities

SJWC provides opportunities for several female college students to complete a 135-hour internship every semester. Interns work in both the day and night programs and participate in special events. Many of our interns stay on as volunteers after completing their class because they have found their experience personally fulfilling and have become a part of a nurturing community of women.

Schools and Youth Organizations

SJWC welcomes opportunities for community service projects for young people. Adult supervision is required.

Civic and Faith-based Organizations

Volunteer together, organize donation drives, hold a fundraiser, plan a Day of Giving or help us spread or message to your community. We always welcome opportunities to speak to local organizations.

Charitable Tax Credit

AZ Tax CreditGive to Sister Jose Women’s Center and receive a dollar-for- dollar tax credit on your Arizona state tax return. Your money, your choice!
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Donate Online

Ways to Donate!

Your generous donation makes it possible for us to fulfill our mission to care and nurture the homeless women in our community.


Donate Supplies

We are always in need of supplies for the center. Please refer to the Donation Wish List for information.

Donate Funds

SJWC is a qualified charitable 501(c)3 organization. This means that your gift can save you money on your taxes! For more information, contact the Arizona Dept. Of Revenue at (800) 352-4090 or or contact your tax advisor.

You can donate online or send a check to:

Sister Jose Women’s Center
PO Box 1028
Tucson, AZ 85702