Thank you for your interest in supporting the IRC in San Jose! Community support is key to helping newly arrived refugees thrive, and we welcome your help. Keep reading to learn about the different ways YOU can support newly arrived refugees in our community.


Volunteering, Interning, and Mentoring

By volunteering, interning, or mentoring with the IRC in San Jose, you can use your skills to help people who have fled violence and persecution rebuild their lives in America. To view our current opportunities and learn about our processing click here.



Monetary Donations:

You can help refugees in our community by donating to the IRC in Northern CaliforniaYour donation to the IRC in Northern California will help refugees who have been granted sanctuary in the United States become self-sufficient, productive members of their new communities. Online donations accepted here.


Soft Landing Fund:

Emergency temporary housing and rental support is the highest need as we assist in the resettlement and integration of Afghan SIVs who served alongside our military. We need your generosity to support a soft landing for our newest neighbors. 100% of your donation will be disbursed to cover emergency temporary housing as well as rental & utility assistance to support Afghan families stabilizing. You can donate to the Soft Landing Fund here.


In-Kind Donations:

In-kind donations help provide newly arrived refugees with the tools they need to integrate and achieve self-sufficiency. Learn about which items best support newly arrived refugees and our donation policies here.