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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.


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


IRC hosts series of virtual nutrition workshops

Refugee gardeners connect with one another remotely and learn about community agriculture through a series of nutrition workshops, facilitated by IRC in Seattle's New Roots program.


Generosity and creativity abound, volunteers sew masks for newcomers

IRC's amazing community of supporters have sewn and donated more than 500 masks for newcomer families. Learn more about the efforts of these creative volunteers and how you can join them in helping our newest neighbors impacted by COVID-19.


ICYMI: COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall

Check out the recording of our first virtual town hall discussing challenges facing refugee and immigrant communities due to COVID-19, how the IRC is responding, and ways you can help your newest neighbors while practicing physical distancing.


Honoring our volunteers for National Volunteer Week!

Each year, hundreds of community members volunteer to support newcomers in our community through IRC's programming. This week, we're honoring a few outstanding groups and individuals who help provide essential services for our newest neighbors.


Citizenship class success

Despite the challenges facing him, Mohamed persevered to achieve his dream of becoming a citizen.


10 Ways to Help Refugees & Immigrants in Washington

The United States has a long history of welcoming the most vulnerable people to rebuild their lives in America. Let us now live up to that tradition and meet all our neighbors with kindness and compassion. Here are some ways you can take action today!


Summer 2020 Internships at IRC in Seattle

Looking for a meaningful way to spend your summer? Interested in gaining hands-on professional experience in a social service setting? Become an intern with IRC in Seattle!


New Roots Planted in Kent

Gardeners, community members and volunteers are coming together to create lasting connections in Kent.


Local Scout coordinates $5,000 worth of donations

Driven by the principles of The Scouts, Victor Xia inspires friends and neighbors to support newcomers in the community.