GoTEN's Sewing Program is a transformative initiative aimed at equipping refugee women, both beginners and advanced, with vital sewing skills. This program not only imparts technical knowledge but also provides seamstresses with a means to generate sustainable income, preparing them for sewing jobs in the wider community.

Beyond the tangible skill set, the classes offer a nurturing social environment, fostering connections between refugee women and Christian women in the community.

Volunteer in a Sewing Class

GoTEN offers sewing classes to refugees in Phoenix, AZ at the GoTEN Training Center. Classes are taught by experienced seamstresses and utilize volunteers to watch the demonstrations with the students and help perform the skills. GoTEN offers an advanced class at 9:00am and a beginner class at 10:30am. Each class meets for 1.5 hours. No sewing experience is required for the beginner class. During your 1.5 hour weekly volunteer time slot, you will work with 2-3 students to aid them through the process and encourage the student with a smile.

To get started, please complete the volunteer form below to help us get to know you a little better. Once we receive your inquiry, one of our staff will be in touch to communicate the opportunities with the greatest need of volunteers and match that with your availability.

The handcrafted products made by these talented refugee women find their way to local markets, bookstores, coffee shops, and are also available online at By choosing to purchase from Shop Refugee, customers are directly supporting these seamstresses, as a generous 95% of each sale goes back to the artisan. Make a difference and empower refugee women with your support at Shop Refugee.