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Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City, UT, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.


Travel Ban creates year of uncertainty

In Salt Lake City, two refugee families resettled by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) felt the sting of uncertainty caused by the travel ban: their families have been separated since April of last year.


Seasonal Evening and Weekend Reception Volunteer

Friendly faces welcome to provide a welcoming and efficient environment where new Americans are able to complete their tax returns for free! Tax knowledge not necessary, this role is the welcome point for clients and we will train you on the specifics necessary to be successful.


We're renovating!

We are excited to announce the IRC in Salt Lake City will be undergoing office renovations from Monday, January 29th through Wednesday, March 21st!


Wish lists fulfilled during Light One Candle!

In December, over 80 community sponsors provided 325 newly arrived refugees with much needed household supplies and other gifts—valued at more than $82,000—during our annual Light One Candle holiday gift drive.


Overcoming challenges: OT interns help refugees adapt

Occupational therapy (OT) extends beyond physical therapy. Four OT interns worked to improve the lives of refugees and help them adapt to their new life in Salt Lake City during fall 2017.


Spice to Go Volunteer

Help refugee, immigrant and low-income Utahns share their amazing food with the community! Shifts are Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm for volunteers 14 or older, this role does not require a background check.


Tech Mentor

"Did you try to turn it off and back on again" If you have ever been the one that people come to with a computer questions, then this is the opportunity for you! Tech expertise not required as we are looking for people who feel comfortable with basic troubleshooting. Training is taking place in January 2018, so let's get you on board!


Save the date: Journey to the Wasatch

Journey to the Wasatch celebrates the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) efforts in Salt Lake City to support the journey hundreds of brave refugees undergo every year to make their home in Utah.


Volunteer redesigns Spice Kitchen website

This month, Spice Kitchen Incubator, a program of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City, launched its new website redesigned by skills-based volunteer, Rachel Warner.


U of U residents promote health access for refugees

Through a partnership with the University of Utah Medicine-Pediatrics Residency program, the IRC is able to offer one-on-one health classes to refugee families empowering them to access the healthcare resources available in the US.