Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the IRC in Dallas. Volunteers play a vital role in our office's ability to welcome and serve refugees and immigrants in our community. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our team has continued to provide support to our newest American neighbors and has worked to modify services to ensure the safety of our clients, staff, volunteers and interns. Due to the modification of services, we are currently not hosting any Corporate Engagement Opportunities . We will continue to update this page as new opportunities become available, but in the meantime, please click here to learn more about all the ways you can support our refugee and immigrant neighbors.
The IRC in Dallas is pleased to provide our partners with opportunities to engage meaningfully and directly with our work.
Explore Dallas Field Trip
Number of Volunteers: 5-10
Time Commitment: Flexible schedule, 3-4 hours
Description: Help introduce newly-arrived refugees to Dallas by sponsoring and assisting with a field trip. Previous outings have included trips to the Arboretum, Dallas Museum of Art (DMA), or the Dallas Aquarium.
Resume Building Luncheon
Number of Volunteers: 15 maximum
Time Commitment: 5 hours
Date: Based on availability
Description: Volunteers assist clients in developing skills needed for obtaining employment. Volunteers will have the opportunity to engage with clients by assisting them in building their resumes and by providing a networking opportunity over lunch.
New Roots Community Garden
Number of Volunteers: 6-15 volunteers
Time Commitment: Flexible Schedule, 3-6 hours
Description: Volunteers are needed to help in the New Roots Garden areas in the afternoons and on Saturdays. Projects can include harvesting vegetables alongside the gardeners for the farmer's market on Sunday, filling out invoices to track harvests, sorting produce and helping with packaging.
Youth Program, Career Visit (hosted at your company)
Number of Volunteers: up to 10
Time Commitment: 2 hours up to a full day
Date: Academic Year. Full days only possible during school breaks.
Description: Volunteers host a group of 5-15 program youth (based on company's request) to visit their workplace, learn about the industry, types of jobs held in various departments, and career pathways of volunteers. Some visits may include experiential activities to immerse students in the work (such as a mock trial at a law firm). Volunteers will have the opportunity to meet with students. Each volunteer will introduce their specific line of expertise and discuss career pathways in their field to experience a ‘speed networking’ style event.
Donation Bundles Drive
Number of Volunteers: 5 - 20
Description: Collect and assemble donation bundles based on IRC’s list of top requested items. IRC will then pick up these items and deliver them to our refugee clients.
For more information, email VolunteerDallas [at] rescue.org with the subject line "Corporate Engagement."
*NOTE: We respectfully request a minimum charitable contribution of $2,000 per day. This donation is used to cover the costs of planning and hosting the event, as well as to provide additional funding to fill in the host program’s funding gaps.