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Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in New York, NY, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.


Join us on Oct. 7th to learn about IRC's Afghanistan Emergency Response in the US

You are invited to a webinar on Oct. 7th to learn about IRC's Afghanistan Emergency Response in the US.


Volunteer Coordinator Civic Corps (paid)

The Civic Corps member is responsible for collaborating with IRC staff to determine volunteer needs; recruit, screen, train and supervise volunteers; provide on-going support and guidance for volunteers; and enter volunteer information in a central database system. Member must be able to perform all required tasks remotely until the office is fully open for in-person activities.


Reflections from the IRC in NY virtual naturalization workshop

The IRC in New York hosted a virtual naturalization workshop that turned into a free consultation workshop.


Fighting hunger among newcomers in the United States

High rates of unemployment and Covid-19 infection among New American community members has contributed heavily to lack of stable access to adequate amounts of nutritious food . Refugees and immigrants have been some of the hardest hit populations in the country, disproportionately experiencing food and nutritional insecurity due to their high rates of employment in “gig economy” and other job sectors like food, hotel, and health which have been heavily impacted by the pandemic. Help new American communities combat hunger with a gift to IRC's food security programs in the U.S.


Save the date June 22 for Ready to Welcome: States Lay the Foundation

Join the IRC on June 22 for a virtual World Refugee Day Legislative Summit hosted by the International Rescue Committee in partnership with the Refugee Advocacy Lab.


Volunteer Appreciation at the IRC in NY & NJ!

The IRC in New York and New Jersey relies on exceptional volunteers who make our work possible year after year by welcoming refugees in our communities.


Reflecting on a year of COVID-19 in NY and NJ

As some of the earliest hit states in the pandemic, NY and NJ responded with empathy, resourcefulness and energy to ensure all new arrivals and established refugees weathered the storm.


UNITE - A Peer Mentor reflects on the 2020 RYSA

RYSA, now the Newcomer Youth Summer Academy (NYSA), welcomes dozens of Peer Mentors as key team members each year. Alice, a Peer Mentor for RYSA 2020 - a virtual and unusual year - offers her reflections below. Inspired? Volunteer with NYSA 2021


Cultural Orientation Teacher (Remote)

Cultural Orientation is an intensive social adjustment course for all newly arrived refugees which focuses on essential information for new Americans through content-based instruction. The class aims to familiarize students with their new environment and prepare them for the daily challenges of living as part of the New York City community.


Food and Agriculture Intern

The IRC in New York’s food and agriculture program focuses on increasing community involvement in their local food systems, through hands-on training and food accessibility programming. Food and agriculture programming takes place at the two urban farms in the South Bronx and Woodside, Queens. The New Roots Intern will support the IRC Food and Agriculture Coordinator in managing this programming and organizing seasonal food production. In addition to food production, the intern will assist with organizing weekly farmer’s market, food distribution, and other educational and community activities. This position works directly with the Food and Agriculture Coordinator.