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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.


Planting New Roots in Kent

Refugee and immigrant community members in the West Hill neighborhood of Kent are growing fresh, organic produce for their families at a brand-new community garden site. Thank you to the countless community partners and volunteers who have brought this exciting project to life!


Group and on-call volunteering

Short-term service projects are a high-impact and flexible way to welcome refugees and immigrants to our community! Team up for a group service day, or sign up individually as an “on-call" volunteer.


Job Readiness Class Volunteer

Help newly-arrived refugees prepare for their first job in the United States as a Job Readiness Volunteer!


Administrative assistant

Help welcome newcomers to our community by helping our office run smoothly and efficiently.


WATCH: Refugee seniors find community in Seattle

The IRC’s Senior Program provides opportunities for refugee elders to make friends, share resources, and explore the Seattle community together. Don't miss this beautiful video produced by NBC News highlighting the program.


Dinner in the Park

CHOMP’s Dinner in the Park was a remarkable display of generosity and community. The event featured produce grown by local refugee gardeners and raised more than $5,000 for the IRC's New Roots program.


Mad Hops for Humanity

After learning about the global refugee crisis through their church, local couple Spencer and Heather Darrington decided to do something big to help refugees. In four months, they've raised an incredible $40,000 for local families. Here is their inspiring story.


Confessions of a summer intern

IRC interns Christina and Riley share how the IRC's summer school program makes a difference in the lives of refugee students, as well as the lives of the interns who are essential to making the program a success.


Refugee 101 info session

Join us for a "Refugee 101" information session on Thursday, August 24th from 6:00-7:30pm at the Columbia Library in Seattle. Learn about the foundation of how the refugee system works and how recent policy changes are impacting the IRC’s work.


Back to school

Refugee students are well-equipped to start school this fall thanks to generous donations of backpacks and school supplies from local businesses and community groups.