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


Support Afghan evacuees and other new Americans

Many folks recently have been asking for ways to support Afghan evacuees and other survivors of conflict and persecution served by the IRC in Turlock/Modesto. Here is a list of ways to help.


INTERNSHIP: Vocational ESL Support

Under the supervision and direction of the VESL Instructor, the Vocational ESL Intern will provide English instruction and vocational training to newly arrived refugees.


INTERNSHIP: Financial Literacy Support

Under the supervision and direction of the Financial Coach, the Financial Literacy Intern will assist in the implementation of a multi-faceted program to expose newly arrived refugees and immigrants to basic financial literacy skills and develop economic self-sufficiency.


INTERNSHIP: Volunteer and Donations Support

Under the supervision of the Volunteer and Donations Coordinator, the Volunteer and Donations Support Intern will assist with locating and organizing goods for refugees and planning and implementing events that benefit IRC clients.


INTERNSHIP: Immigration Support

Under the supervision and direction of the Immigration Caseworker, the Immigration Support Intern will help immigrants attain residency and citizenship in the United States and promote civics outreach activities throughout the San Joaquin Valley.


INTERNSHIP: Casework Support/Housing

Under the supervision of the Resettlement Manager, casework support interns provide services and guidance for newly arrived refugees and assist with locating housing for them.


INTERNSHIP: Economic Empowerment

Under the supervision and direction of the Employment Supervisor, the Economic Empowerment Intern will help with a range of activities to help prepare refugees and other survivors of conflict for their first jobs in the United States.


INTERNSHIP: Health Outreach Support

Health Outreach Interns support a grant-funded program to provide refugees and other survivors of conflict and persecution with COVID-19 safety information, testing, vaccine information and assistance with cultural sensitivity and in-language support.


IRC Northern California's Emergency Response Fund for new Afghan arrivals

IRC Northern California is opening up the Soft Landing Fund to directly support refugee families who have fled Afghanistan, and are resettling in the Northern California region. Funds will be available for families and individuals who are rebuilding their lives in our community.


Support refugees in NorCal during World Refugee Awareness Month

As the IRC in Northern California observes World Refugee Day on June 20, we are inspired by the resilience and creativity of survivors of conflict and persecution who are making a new home in the U.S. It's a time to remember the 79.5 million people around the world who have been forced to flee their homes while also celebrating the accomplishments of those who are starting their lives anew.

Here are ways that you can get involved!