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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.


Youth Tutor Program Intern (Remote)

The vision of the IRC Seattle Youth Program is that refugee youth will have the skills and resources necessary to pursue a future of opportunity. You can help newly-arrived refugee youth catch up on their education and navigate especially difficult virtual learning environments due to COVID-19, as a Youth Tutor Program Intern!


COVID-19 update & how you can help

Refugee families and survivors of human trafficking are disproportionately affected by COVID-19's impacts on our community. Help IRC ensure our clients have the resources and services they need to get through this trying time.


Inspired by employees, local business donates face masks to newcomers

Misty Mountain Manufacturing has long-partnered with the IRC in Seattle's economic empowerment program, hiring many employees from refugee communities over the past 10 years. Now they're helping newcomers in a new way: donating face masks!


Fresh produce & generosity blossom at St. James

The IRC in Seattle's newest community garden at St. James Episcopal Church is blossoming - and community members are finding ways to share the bounty with those in need.


Sew face masks for our newest neighbors

Washington State will now require most people wear cloth face coverings in public settings. Help us keep our newest neighbors healthy & safe by sewing (or donating) cloth face coverings!


Take action this World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day is a time to celebrate the many ways people from refugee communities enrich Washington state, a time to raise awareness of the challenges facing refugee communities locally and globally, and a time to take action in support of our refugee neighbors. Read more about how you can help.


Assemble back to school kits for newcomer students

Support refugee and immigrant youth as they learn from home with the IRC in Seattle's virtual youth program this fall.


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 can help you file your application for free from now through September 4th.


Celebrating artists from refugee communities

In honor of World Refugee Day, artists from local refugee communities share their work and their stories to raise awareness of global refugee issues and to highlight the creative contributions of refugees here in Washington State.


Virtual volunteer information session

Join us for an informational volunteer orientation session to learn more about the refugee resettlement process, the work of the IRC in Seattle, and the many ways you can get involved