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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.


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.


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