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Volunteer opportunities in Boise

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Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer or intern with the IRC in Boise. Your support is an integral part of the IRC's mission to provide opportunities for         refugees to thrive in the US, and we are excited to partner with you along the way.

Steps to becoming an IRC volunteer:

  1. Learn more about getting involved with the IRC in Boise by attending one of our mandatory information sessions held the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. Information sessions are located at the IRC in Boise's office. Click the following link to confirm your spot at an upcoming information session:  http://internationalrescuecommitteeinboise.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?start_over&id=22956
  2. After attending an information session, you will be invited to complete a volunteer application and submit online.
  3. Complete a background check; the IRC kindly requests that volunteers contribute $45 towards the cost of this requirement. 
  4. Once your background check has cleared, the Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to discuss your placement. For certain volunteer positions, an interview may be required prior to placement into the team.                    Please be aware that due to increased interest, it may take 2-4 months to process your application and pair you with a volunteer position with IRC. If your volunteering needs are time sensitive, please note this on your application.    

For more information, contact Megan.Schwab [at] rescue.org.

Browse our current volunteer openings... 

  • Front Administrative Assistant: The heart and face of the office! Welcome clients to IRC, connect them with relevant staff and resources, answer phones, and help the Executive Director with special projects.
    • Commitment: Monday through Friday, Morning Shift (9:00am - 1:00pm) OR Afternoon Shift (1:00pm - 5:00pm)    
  • Job Start Specialist: Works with our dynamic Employment team to help facilitate refugee job starts. You may accompany a client to help purchase a new work uniform, set up a bank account, complete new hire paperwork, or attend a job orientation, or transport them to or from the job start. 
    • Commitment: Flexible and on-call
  • School Enrollment Specialist: We are quickly approaching the start of a new school year! Help a refugee family enroll their children and accompany them on a tour of their new school!   
    • Commitment: Minimum 4-5 hours per week, 1-2 days per week 
  • Low-Income Housing Specialist: Work with our housing team to help refugees apply for Section 8 (Low-Income) Housing. 
    • Commitment: Minimum 3-4 hours per week, 1 day per week 
  • Day-Care Provider: Love playing with cute kiddos? Watch children on-site at our bi-monthly Cultural Orientation while their parents and older siblings learn about life in America. 
    • Commitment: Bi-monthly, Tuesday and Wednesday of that week, from 9:00am - 12:30pm 
  • Housing Administrative Support: Our housing team helps find refugees transitional and permanent housing after they first arrive in the US. Help them organize and schedule appointments, casenote meetings, etc. as part of the team! 
    • Commitment: Minimum 3 hours per day, 1-2 days per week. 
  • Finance Administrative Volunteer: Work with our finance office to compile month-end reports that reflect the financial workings of the office for the previous month. Should be meticulous and detail-oriented. 
    • Commitment: Minimum 3 hours per week, 1 day per week