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


The Foreigner's Home Film Screening

February 21, 2019

A documentary film featuring Toni Morrison and Edwidge Danticat


IRC in Charlottesville New Roots PhotoVoice Gallery

January 22, 2019

A collection of photos that explores how New Roots has affected participants


Tandem students extend warm welcome to refugees in Charlottesville

Students from Tandem Friends School delivered groceries to newly-arrived families just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.


New Roots celebrates the 2018 growing season in Charlottesville

The fifth annual New Roots Harvest Party brought together clients, volunteers, and community members for a fun-filled afternoon.


IRC in Charlottesville 2018 Holiday Wish List

Brighten a refugee families' holiday season.


Apartment Set-up Volunteer

Help to welcome newly-arrived refugee families by furnishing and decorating their apartment.


Special Events Volunteer

The IRC in Charlottesville is seeking volunteers with a wide range of skills to help plan the annual fundraising event We Rescue Lives, the World Refugee Day Celebration, and other IRC events. Volunteers on the Event Committee meet monthly with IRC staff to plan and execute events for the community and for IRC clients.


Items needed for refugees in Charlottesville

The IRC in Charlottesville is committed to bringing our beneficiaries from harm to home. As a part of that commitment, we provide them with necessities 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 beneficiaries free of charge either through our Resettlement Store or as part of an initial apartment setup.


IRC in Charlottesville hosts first-ever phone-banking event

Volunteers called members of the House and Senate Judiciary Committee to urge them to advocate on behalf of refugees.


Refugee Voices: Goran Kajan, first refugee in Charlottesville

Goran Kajan reflects on his journey to and life in the United States, twenty years after he and his family became the first refugees to be resettled by the IRC in Charlottesville.