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News from Boise, ID

Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Boise, ID, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.


Job Start Volunteer

Help our employment team find jobs for refugees.


Front Desk Admin. Volunteer

Greet clients and assist with administrative tasks.


Honoring Dieudonne

Please join us for the funeral and celebration of life of Dieudonne Eca


Take Action: Tell Congress To Fight For Refugees

Please stand with us and urge your elected officials to fight for refugees.


Boise office looks for support of immigration and citizenship services

The IRC in Boise launches an appeal to support its immigration and citizenship program. There is a high demand from refugees and immigrants for citizenship support.  People who have held green cards for many years are stepping forward to finish the process.  Families have sometimes before made difficult decisions to protect one family member and not others due to the cost. Now, with the support of IRC's dedicated donors, these families will not have to face these gut wrenching decisions.  Any funds raised in excess of those needed for the immediate needs of the clients will support the IRC in Boise's immigration program, including coordinating large scale citizenship workshops, promoting know your rights workshops and citizenship exam prep classes.


WATCH: Boise Refugee Reunites with Family after Five Years Apart

IRC Caseworker and Congolese refugee Dauda Balubwila worked tirelessly for five years to reunite with the family he left behind in Kenya. Watch the emotional moment as his wife and children step off the plane and into Dauda's arms.


Idaho gives $5000 to kids!

Each year in May, the state of Idaho engages in a single day of statewide donations towards non-profits in celebration of their charitable work.


Other ways to get involved in Boise

There are many ways to help refugees in Boise.


Spread the word in Boise

Want to spread the word about making #RefugeesWelcome and also contribute more? There are various, creative ways to accomplish these goals simultaneously.


Items needed for refugees in Boise

The IRC in Boise is committed to bringing our refugee clients from harm to home. As a part of that commitment, we provide them with necessities – such as clothing and household items – they will need to start rebuilding their lives here. To do this, the IRC relies on donated items from community partners that are passed into the hands of our clients free of charge either through our Resettlement Shop or as part of an initial apartment setup.