News from Oakland, CA
Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Oakland, CA, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.
Citizenship and Immigration Program
The IRC's Immigration Department can help any immigrant population to petition to bring family members to the U.S., apply for citizenship, green cards, work authorization, travel documents, and more.
Weekly Immigration Consultations
Get an immigration legal consultation from IRC's Department of Justice Accredited Representatives at these walk-in immigration clinics. No appointment necessary. Clinics are available in San Jose, Oakland, Sacramento, and Turlock.
Internship opportunities in Oakland
Recruitment: December 2018 Start and End: JAN/FEB/MARCH/APRIL/MAY/JUNE Recruitment: June 2019 Start and End: JULY/AUG/SEP Recruitment: September 2019 Start and End: OCT/NOV/DEC/JAN/FEB/MARCH
Applicants may also complete an in-person or Skype interview prior to receiving an internship offer. Read below for internship descriptions and instructions on how to apply.
GenR: Bay Area Force For Change Event
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the GenR: Bay Area Force For Change Event!
Human Resources Department Volunteer
Help the HR Dept with the assessment, refinement, and development of processes that will allow for efficient and smooth operations of the department. Every volunteer will work on a task or duty that will benefit the IRC program, clients, and/or organization while providing an opportunity for the volunteer to practice skills and gain deeper knowledge relevant to their educational and/or career goals.
Corporate Engagement Opportunities
The IRC in Northern California is pleased to provide our local and national partners with opportunities to engage directly with our programs in a meaningful way. Through volunteer events, small corporate groups work together to deliver their unique assistance and expertise directly to the IRC's refugee and asylee clients. All activities can be paired with an education session that teaches participants the basics of refugee resettlement.
Spread the word in Oakland
Want to spread the word about making #RefugeesWelcome and also contribute more? There are various, creative ways to accomplish these goals simultaneously.
Items needed for refugees in Oakland
We continue to look for In-kind donations to add items to newly resettled refugees homes.
How to donate to Oakland
Private donations contribute greatly to the success of the IRC's work. Although we receive state and federal funding for initial resettlement and employment services, the assistance we provide to refugee families beyond their first few months in the U.S. would not be possible without community support.
Contra Costa County, Community Volunteer
Community Volunteer will work closely with the Economic Empowerment team in providing basic community skills training to IRC’s female clients in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. Oakland IRC’s Economic Empowerment program supports clients in rebuilding their lives in the U.S. The IRC supports new arrivals find their first job in the U.S. through Early Employment Programs, which blend classroom job-readiness instruction and individualized employment case management in helping over 75 percent of enrolled cases successfully find employment within 6 months of arrival to the U.S. While clients are looking for a job, they simultaneously learn about the complex U.S. financial services system, receive help in establishing bank accounts, and can access consumer advocacy and financial coaching support from IRC Financial Counselors.