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News from Richmond, VA

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


Refugee and Immigrant Volunteer Summit in Richmond

The IRC in Richmond co-hosted a two-day summit for volunteers and leaders of community, faith, and civic organizations.


Housing Volunteer

Help the IRC in Richmond find safe, affordable housing for refugees arriving to our city.


Resettlement Shop Volunteer

Be a personal shopper!


Volunteer Spotlight: Jenny Orabona's Story

A Richmond volunteer’s journey to help serve the refugees in her community.


School Supplies Scholarships in Richmond

Consider making a donation to sponsor one child’s back-to-school needs!


Creating a family garden in Richmond

New volunteer Roberta Oster helped a Congolese family settle into their new home with a backyard garden.


Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Kathryn van Eerden

Through the IRC in Richmond's volunteer programs, one volunteer has forged a strong bond with a Congolese refugee.


This Is Home Film Screening

June 19, 2018

Join the IRC in Richmond for a special advanced screening of the award-winning documentary.


Webinar: Addressing mental health and wellness for refugees in the US

March 22, 2018

Join this webinar briefing to gain insight into the experiences of refugees resettling to the United States and the impact on their mental and emotional health. Guests will hear from IRC staff who are creating unique wellness programs to help refugees flourish in their new country.


IRC goes to Capitol Hill

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