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Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Los Angeles, CA, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.


IRC x LA Public Library: World Refugee Day Reading List

The IRC and the LA Public Library bring together your World Refugee Day reading list – Major works by refugee authors that have made an indelible impact to our society, or have brought to life the refugee experience to the United States and to the World.


Immigration Volunteer

The Immigration Volunteer will support the Immigration Department in serving refugees and other immigrant members of the local community.


Reception and Placement Volunteer

The Reception and Placement Volunteer will assist the Reception and Placement Caseworkers to resettle newly arrived refugees in Los Angeles.


Volunteer Citizenship Instructor

Volunteer Citizenship Instructors work with immigrants in the Los Angeles community to the civics, history and other knowledge required to pass the United States Citizenship exam.


Financial Coaching Volunteer

The Financial Coaching Volunteer supports the Economic Empowerment Program by working one on one with refugee, asylee, trafficking and other immigrants, including Unaccompanied Minors (UAC's) to learn the basics of building a budget, opening a bank account, and other aspects of financial literacy. Spanish speakers especially needed!


Internship opportunities in Los Angeles

The IRC provides opportunities for refugees to thrive in America. In Los Angeles and many other regional offices across the country, the IRC helps them rebuild their lives and achieve self-sufficiency. To accomplish this, IRC LA relies heavily on efforts by our interns and volunteers.


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.


IRC LA Holds Successful Citizenship Workshops in November

The IRC LA recently hosted two Citizenship Workshops for refugees and immigrants in Los Angeles


GenR: LA Mobility for Refugees Volunteer Day

GenR: LA raises over $3600 to provide transportation to IRC clients in LA.


Front Desk/Intake Volunteer

The Front Desk/Intake Volunteer will greet and direct all refugee and immigrant clients and provide support to the IRC LA staff.