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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.


IRC goes to Capitol Hill

IRC advocates urge lawmakers in Washington to meet 45,000 refugee ceiling in fiscal year 2018.


Reflections on the 2017 Travel Ban

Last year’s first travel ban caused chaos for a local IRC family waiting to see their relatives resettled in Charlottesville.


New Year, New Roots!

2018 is off to a great start, and our New Roots program has some exciting updates to share.


Summer Internships

The IRC in Charlottesville offers a variety of unpaid internships for students currently enrolled in an educational institution or those who are recent graduates.


Whole Foods Market 5% Day Community Giving Partnership

January 11, 2018

Five percent of all sales at Whole Foods Market in Charlottesville will be donated to the IRC.


A Warm Welcome for Newly-Arrived Refugees

Newly-arrived refugees experiencing winter in the US for the first time receive donated coats.


New AmeriCorps members at the IRC in Charlottesville

Join us in welcoming three new staff members to the team!


Volunteer Spotlight: Janet Smalley, Vehicle Donations Assistant

Learn about Janet's work as a vehicle donations assistant.


Reception Volunteer

Be the first to greet people as they walk into our office!


Garden Caretaker Volunteer

Take ownership of regular maintenance and beautification for one or more of the New Roots garden sites. Set regular “office hours” to allow gardeners to come work together and receive support.