International Rescue Committee (IRC)

How to Apply for a Volunteer Position

Thank you for interest in volunteering with the IRC in Tucson! 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 Tucson. Learn more about the resources which the IRC in Tucson provides to newly arrived refugee families by attending our next Volunteer Information Session.


2. Select a Volunteer Position

We encourage all prospective volunteers to attend a Volunteer Information Session. These short meetings will give an in-depth look at each volunteer position and allow you to ask questions to determine which may be the best fit based on your interests and passions. RSVP to You can also view our current volunteer positions online.


3. Fill out an Application

If you are ready to join the IRC as a volunteer, fill out an application online through the  USP Volunteers and Intern Application. If you are not attending an Information Session please include the following information in your application:

  • How you learned about the IRC
  • Which volunteer position you are interested in exploring


4. Next Steps

Once we receive your complete application a member of our staff will contact you to arrange an interview. 



Questions? Click here for frequently asked questions.

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