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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.


Webinar: Addressing the future of refugee resettlement in the US

March 7, 2019

Join this webinar briefing with the International Rescue Committee to learn about the current and future status of refugee resettlement in the US and hear about some of our special program to help refugees rebuild their lives. Resettlement is an important part of IRC’s work with refugees. Learn about the comprehensive services the IRC provides within the first months of a refugee’s arrival in the United States as well as the current state of refugee resettlement in the US.


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 30, 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.


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.


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.