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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.


Community Opportunities to Support Resettlement

New Opportunities for Community Groups to Support Resettlement Efforts Through Co-Sponsorship Programs


IRC in Richmond Receives Bridge Builder Award

The Bridge Builder Award recognizes the work IRC does to support and strengthen newly arriving refugee families while also involving community members in this crucial work.


Ramadan Mubarak

April 2 marked the start of Ramadan for many IRC clients and community members.


Refugee and Immigrant Volunteer Summit

Learn more about RAIVS and watch the recordings.


ELT Tutor

Help newcomers adjust to the United States by providing English Tutoring


Bus Orientation Trainer

Teach clients how to navigate their communities


Items needed for refugees in Richmond

The IRC in Richmond is committed to bringing our refugee clients from harm to home. As a part of that commitment, we provide them with necessities – such as clothing and household items – they will need to start rebuilding their lives here. To do this, the IRC relies on donated items from community partners that are passed into the hands of our clients free of charge.


Walk-in Case Acceptance Policy Update

The IRC offices in Virginia are updating their policy for accepting new resettlement cases applying for services under the Afghan Placement and Assistance Program (APA).


Youth Tutor

Provide support in school subject areas (Math, English, Science, History, etc.) with newly arrived refugee youth. Please note we ask for 5-10 hours per month if committing to this opportunity.


Youth Mentor

Assist youth age 15 - 24 in achieving their education or career goals.