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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.


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 2018, the program filed over 3,450 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.


Data Entry Volunteer

Do you have experience with online databases and data entry? Consider becoming a data entry volunteer!


Refugee youth learn job skills at North Park urban farm

Youth FarmWorks, a job training urban farm, provides refugee, immigrant, and at-risk youth from City Heights with job readiness skills and offers the community fresh local produce.


Marketing and Outreach Volunteer

Do you have a marketing background? Consider assisting our Youth and Career Development programs through outreach and marketing!


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.


FarmWorks Volunteer Work Days

This is a monthly volunteer opportunity within the Food and Farming Department at the International Rescue Committee in San Diego.


VITA Tax Program Outreach Specialist

Assist the IRC with community outreach for the VITA program


Students study to become US Citizens

One of the many services offered by the Immigration department at the IRC in San Diego is a free Citizenship Test Preparation Course to help individuals learn the material they will need to know in order to pass the United States citizenship examination. 


IRC in San Diego responds to asylum seeker needs

Since early November, the IRC in San Diego has been responding to the needs of asylum seeking families in San Diego who have been released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention with no resources as they await their asylum hearing.


Citizenship Tutor

Would you like to help permanent residents applying for naturalization? Become an interview practice workshop tutor!