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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.


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.


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.


A Taste of Home: Pop-up Dinner #2

October 16, 2018

A UVA student group, Taste of Home, seeks to promote cultural exchange by organizing pop-up events at local restaurants, showcasing food prepared by refugee chefs.


Charlottesville Food Justice Network Petition

Stand in support of a food secure city and ending hunger in Charlottesville.


GenR: Charlottesville Force For Change Casino Night

September 20, 2018

GenR: Charlottesville's Annual Fundraising Event


Vehicle Donation Program

Learn how to donate your used car to a refugee in need!


New Roots Farm Donor Appreciation Party

Thanks to all who came out to celebrate the success of the New Roots flood response fundraiser!


Lunch & Learn: 20 Years of Refugees in Charlottesville

September 14, 2018

A panel discussion on how the IRC began its work in Charlottesville


A Statement from the IRC in Charlottesville to our Community

On the occasion of the one-year anniversary of August 12, 2017