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


Celebrating and Honoring World Refugee Day

Every year on World Refugee Day, we’re focused on telling the stories of refugees—of people beyond numbers—and showing the power of welcoming refugees. World Refugee Day is an effort to invite the world to see people beyond the label of a refugee, beyond the moment they became a refugee, and igniting a movement of pride in who refugees are. The IRC in Washington will be hosting a event on Friday June 24th, to celebrate and welcome refugees who have arrived in Seattle.


Community Garden Volunteer

Come support community gardeners and our New Roots program at our community garden sites!


Volunteer Afghan Mental Health Assistant

Support Afghan individuals and families who are experiencing difficulties and challenges to adjusting to their new home.


GiveBIG on May 3rd & 4th

GiveBIG is an inspiring example of the power we have when we come together as a community. Be a part of the biggest day of giving in our state on May 4th and 5th—or schedule your donation today—to help newcomer families and survivors of human trafficking in our community.


In-kind donations to the IRC in Seattle

Welcome newcomers to our community by organizing an in-kind donation drive or passing on gently-used, high-quality items.


Virtual Fireside Chat

Join our Executive Director for a fireside chat to get updates on how we continue to serve refugees & newcomers in Washington.


Lautenberg Program for Former Soviet Union

The Lautenberg Program allows certain religious minorities from the Former Soviet Union to reunite with family members through the U.S Refugee Admissions Program. IRC in Seattle can help you file your application for free from now through September 23rd, 2022. You must be a Washington resident to receive assistance.


Summer 2022 Internships

Join us as a Summer 2022 intern this summer! In-person, remote, and hybrid positions open!


Youth Roots Program Summer Intern

Join our New Roots team this summer as a Youth Roots intern! Youth Roots is a program that engages and builds with youth who are passionate about food justice, land justice, and sustainability.


New Roots Farm Assistant Intern

Join the New Roots team over the summer as a Farm Assistant intern!