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Corporate Engagement Opportunities

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The IRC in Northern California is pleased to provide our local and national partners with opportunities to engage meaningfully and directly with our work. All activities are be paired with an education session that teaches participants the basics of refugee resettlement and the specific program. 

Career Coaching 

Play a crucial role in a refugee’s steps towards self-sufficiency by speaking to your expertise, conducting mock interviews and helping with cover letters. This is an important step in building their confidence as they work to secure their first job in the United States. Most events are held weekday afternoons and it is requested that groups contribute items that will help refugees with their job searches, such as pre-loaded Clipper cards or Chromebooks. 


  • # of Volunteers: 5-15 volunteers; can accommodate up to 25
  • # of Clients: generally 5-10 clients participate  
  • Length: approx. 4 hours
  • Location: Can host at IRC's office or the company's office

2018 Schedule: As requested; booking advised 6 weeks in advance

Google employees coach IRC clients on informational interviews.

Naturalization Workshops

After five years in the United States, refugees can apply for citizenship. This begins by filling out a naturalization application, which can be a long and confusing task. Volunteers will help refugee & immigrant clients with this initial form and then study for the citizenship test and interview. We encourage immigrants themselves and those with foreign language skills to participate. 

Details: 10-15 volunteers; approx. 4 hours

  • # of Volunteers: Up to 25 volunteers
  • # of Clients: Up to 30 clients
  • Length:  Approx. 4 hours + a 1.5-hour training that can be a part of the volunteer day or done via webinar prior
  • Location: Can be hosted at the IRC's office, a community space, or the company's office

2018 Schedule: As requested; booking advised 8 weeks in advance

The required donation amount varies depending on group size and project type. The minimum required donation begins at $5,000. Know you're interested? Please fill out this form and we will get back to you as soon as possible to discuss options. For more information on how your company can get involved, contact the IRC in Northern California's Acting Development Manager by email, Stephanie.Heckman [at] rescue.org (subject: Corporate%20Engagement%20Opportunities) , or by phone at (510) 852-8920.


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