International Rescue Committee (IRC)

How to Apply


Thank you for interest in volunteering with the IRC in Atlanta! Your willingness to invest time and energy in our work is invaluable to the refugees we serve. Use the following steps to apply for a position and you'll be on your way to becoming an IRC Volunteer!

1. Get to Know the IRC
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. The IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, including Atlanta. Learn more about the resources which the IRC in Atlanta provides to newly arrived refugee families by attending our next Orientation Session.

2. Select a Volunteer Position
All prospective volunteers must attend an Orientation Session. These short meetings will give introduce you to the IRC, our work in Atlanta, where refugees come from, and how they reach the United States. The Orientation session will also cover available volunteer positions and allow you to ask questions to determine which may be the best fit based on your interests and passions. You can also view our current volunteer positions online.


Questions? Click here for frequently asked questions.

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