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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.


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!


Micro-Enterprise Program Assistant

The Micro-Enterprise program provides individualized technical assistance, group trainings and access to business capital in order to assist clients in maintaining their business and achieving success.


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!


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.


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.


El Cajon Front Desk Assistant

Be the first friendly face clients see as they check into our lobby!


Driver's licenses open new pathways to opportunity

Finding a job is the first order of business for most adults arriving in San Diego as refugees, but sometimes finding a way to get to work can be even more challenging than finding the job itself.  


Couple realizes dream to open sweet shop

Nael and Manar left their business behind when they fled Iraq, last year they opened a new shop in Spring Valley.


Webinar: Addressing mental health and wellness for refugees in the US

March 22, 2018

Join this webinar briefing to gain insight into the experiences of refugees resettling to the United States and the impact on their mental and emotional health. Guests will hear from IRC staff who are creating unique wellness programs to help refugees flourish in their new country.