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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.


IRC Gender Champion in Tanzania Resettles in Richmond

After more than 20 years in a refugee camp in Tanzania, Abedi Shishi and his family are welcomed in Richmond.


The IRC in Richmond will host SIV Sips

March 2, 2019

Inviting SIVs, refugees, and veterans to share their experience over coffee.


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.


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.