Volunteers, interns, and community members are vital to making our work happen. To celebrate National Volunteer Week this April, we're highlighting some of the incredible work done by our volunteer community - and sending a big thank you to all of those who have contributed their time and energy over the past year.
Last year 1073 volunteers supported IRC through projects, workshops, direct volunteering, and events. Since last March, 100 volunteers have shown up regularly as tutors, administrative support, citizenship class assistants, and interns across all of our programs. Together, volunteers contributed over 7,876 hours of their time - most of which was done virtually.
Over the past year:
- Volunteers have coordinated food drives, collecting thousands of dollars worth of culturally specific pantry staples.
- Interns joined us from all across the United States, leveraging their lived experience and talents to help our programs run virtually.
- Colleagues came together to collect school supplies, for students transitioning to at-home learning. These efforts resulted in the distribution of over 400 at-home learning kits to refugee and immigrant youth across the region.
- Community groups, local businesses, and families helped sew face-masks at a time when they were most needed and least available.
Thank you to each and every one of our volunteers, interns, and supporters. Your contributions make our work happen - and you're valuable & valued members of our IRC family!