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 a cover letter and resume to Taylor Crotty, Volunteer Coordinator: 
Current volunteer opportunities include:

Citizenship and Financial Literacy Volunteer Instructor

The volunteer instructor will teach two citizenship/financial education classes a week at a Los Angeles Public Library. The instructor will provide much needed knowledge and support to eligible immigrants in the process of becoming a citizen. The time commitment for this position is 3-4 months, for 2-4 hours, twice a week. Learn More.

Reception Volunteer

The volunteer will welcome clients and provide information vital to the success of newly arrived refugees, immigrants and asylees. The volunteer will gain expertise on all three core programs and work with both staff members and clients. Learn More.

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.
Early Employment Volunteer

The Employment volunteer will support the Early Employment team. The Employment volunteer will assist the Employment Specialist through client vocational skills development and job placement. 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.