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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.


Garden Steward 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.


New Roots Farm Volunteer

Help New Roots farmers and staff with ongoing projects at the farm and community gardens!


“A New American in Charlottesville”

Ahmed's journey from harm to home.


Congressman McEachin visits IRC in Richmond

Earlier this month, the International Rescue Committee in Richmond welcomed U.S. Congressman Donald McEachin, Representative from Virginia’s 4th District, to the office for a tour and a chance to meet with IRC staff and clients.


“All Who Wander:” Early music concert benefits IRC

Charlottesville’s Early Music Access Project held its debut concert as a way to raise awareness and funds for the IRC.


ESL Tutor

Help refugees improve their English!


Lunch Break Teach In: A Refugee's Journey

September 18, 2017

Fleeing War, the Long Wait, and the Hope of Starting Over


Cultivating Wellness

IRC staff, community leaders, and local partners work together to provide social support to refugee families.


IRC Hosts Back to School Event

The event recognized refugee students for their academic achievements and handed out dozens of backpacks filled with school supplies to newly-arrived students.


A Statement from the IRC in Charlottesville

IRC Charlottesville Responds