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News from San Diego, CA

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.


Now Recruiting AmeriCorps Members

Join the IRC in San Diego as an AmeriCorps member - multiple positions now open.


Tutor Refugee Youth in El Cajon

If you want to make a difference in your community and leave an impact on our youth, this is the experience for you! Help refugees succeed in school by helping them navigate through their education.


FarmWorks and Café Volunteer

The IRC operates the Youth FarmWorks urban farm and pop-up farm stand and café each week as a job platform for youth interns to develop real-world work experience, while also generating revenue to sustain the program long-term.


San Diego celebrates World Refugee Day

Events throughout the month of June brought the San Diego community out for World Refugee Day


Refugee youth celebrate graduation from Crawford High

Many of the students in Crawford High School's 2018 graduating class came to the US as refugees – meet some of the students who celebrated the completion of their high school careers


International Documentary Film Series

Join us for our 10th annual International Documentary Film Series. Each screening is followed by a Q&A discussion with an expert on the film’s subject area.


Volunteer Coordination Assistant

Learn how nonprofit management functions on an organizational level! With over 500 active volunteers, coordination is a crucial part of our work. Learn more here!


Sponsorship and Events Volunteer

The Sponsorship and Special Events Volunteer will support the development manager in seeking new and renewed sponsorship opportunities for and planning the logistics of the IRC’s annual fundraiser, A Taste of the IRC and provide support the day of the event.


Advocacy and Communications Volunteer

Have a passion for advocacy? The IRC is looking for a committed community member interested in empowering the voices of refugee and immigrant populations. Click here!


LET'S HIKE program connects youth with outdoors

As part of the LET'S HIKE program, City Heights youth recently completed the 5 Peak Challenge, climbing all five peaks in Mission Trails Regional Park in five days! The challenge marked the conclusion of a year-long program to get refugee youth outside and engaged with the natural environment.