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


Employment Success: 64 jobs in January

As of January 31st, 64 people have new jobs, from farming to physicians assistants.


Arrivals Update: Local impacts of the travel ban

More refugees will arrive in February than any month so far this fiscal year - but not from Syria, Iraq or Somalia, previously three of the most common countries of origin for families served by the IRC in San Diego.


Career Development Assistant

Want to utilize your skills assisting low income community members and refugees in moving beyond entry level jobs to professional, living wage careers? Click here to learn more!


Donna Duvin starts as San Diego executive director

Ms. Duvin joined the San Diego office in January 2018.


Family remains divided one year after first executive order

Most of Mohamed and Mumina's family members made it to the U.S. in 2017, but some remain separated in Dadaab, Kenya uncertain when they will see their relatives again.


Donate a vehicle

Donate your unwanted car to help a family rebuilding their life in San Diego.


Tax program offers free filing assistance for San Diegans

Each spring, the IRC in San Diego provides free tax preparation as part of the IRS VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program. In 2017, the program filed over 3,200 returns and generated $5.5 million in refunds for low-income San Diego families. This tremendous impact would not be possible without the hard work of our incredible volunteers, who work as IRS-certified tax preparers from mid-January through April.


VITA Tax Program Outreach/Admin Volunteer

Support and promote this year's VITA program with community outreach and administration assistance!


VITA Tax Preparation Volunteer

Be a part of something BIG and give back! Join us as a certified tax preparer in helping to put millions of dollars back into the pockets of our San Diego community members!


San Diego Internship Opportunities

Academic internships currently available at the IRC in San Diego