International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Volunteer Opportunities


The IRC in Los Angeles offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for members of the community, businesses, students, and retirees. Whether you are interested in volunteering for a few weeks or a few months, we will work with you to identify fulfilling activities that will fit your schedule. Most volunteer opportunities take place during our normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 9am—5pm.
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Irene Le, Volunteer Coordinator: 
Current volunteer opportunities include:
Pre-Arrival Volunteer
The Pre-Arrival program assists refugee clients with the process of relocation to the United States. The pre-arrival team also facilitates the application process, where the U.S. tie applies on behalf of persons in Iran who qualify to gain refugee status through the Lautenberg program. The pre-arrival volunteer will assist with this application process. Learn more.
Reception and Placement Volunteer
The Reception and Placement program enables refugees to resume a productive life in their new country by providing an array of social services. The Reception and Placement volunteer will help the department with administrative and casework assistance. Learn more. 
Job Placement Associate 
The role of the IRC Job Placement Associate is to find qualifying employment for the refugee or asylee with whom they are paired within the first four months the refugee or asylee is enrolled in the Early Employment program. Learn more.