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News from Charlottesville, VA

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.


Job Readiness Training (JRT) Instructor

Help newly-arriving refugees develop skills to find and retain jobs.


Immigration Assistant Volunteer

Provide administrative support for our immigration team


Airbnb Open Homes Host - Charlottesville

Host a newly-arriving refugee family while the IRC identifies suitable longterm housing


IRC & Cville Dress Co Benefit Fashion Show

October 11, 2019

Preview the latest fall styles from Charlottesville Dress Company in this benefit fashion show.


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 staff meet with Rep. Abigail Spanberger

IRC staff from Richmond and Charlottesville met with Virginia 7th District Representative Abigail Spanberger to discuss refugees' positive impact on the community.


Refugee Youth Visit Richmond to Build Civic Engagement

Seventeen refugee youth from across the Commonwealth of Virginia visited Richmond for a day of sightseeing, speakers and storytelling.


Child Watch Volunteer - Cultural Orientation

Entertain children while their parents participate in IRC programs.


New Roots Participants Shine at Local Food Local Places Workshop

The workshop, hosted by the Charlottesville Food Justice Network (CFJN), included a tour of urban agriculture sites and sessions focused on local food access.


Charlottesville Service Providers Recognized at State Resettlement Conference

Heidi Gordon of PVCC and the Women's Initiative were among those receiving awards.