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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.


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!


Microenterprise Volunteer

The Microenterprise Program Volunteer will provide both administrative and direct service support to the in-home childcare licensing program.


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 Liaison

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


VITA 'Lead' Tax Preparation Volunteer

Lead a tax team for this year's VITA program! Serve as a point-person for volunteers and provide assistance as an IRC-certified tax preparer to help put millions of dollars back into the pockets of low-income San Diego Families!


VITA Tax Preparation Volunteer

Assist low-income families and individuals with tax preparation


Refugee youth explore career opportunities

Refugee youth have the chance to visit employers and universities, and meet professionals in different fields through the Connect2Work program.