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


Back to School Bash Drivers

Volunteer drivers are needed to transport refugee youth and their families to First Presbyterian Church for the Back to School Bash on Saturday, August 10. Drivers will pick up families around 9:45am and remain with the families while the children pick out back packs and school supplies. Drivers will then transport the families back to their respective neighborhoods. Volunteers are needed from 9:45am-3:15pm, but this time can be split into various shifts. Lunch will be provided.


Back to School Bash for refugee youth

The fourth annual, Back to School Bash organized by First Presbyterian Church and Grace Presbyterian in collaboration with numerous community organizations will be held on Saturday, August 10 from 10am-3pm. The event provides refugee families with school aged children an opportunity to pick out backpacks and grade appropriate school supplies, as well as a community lunch.


HealthCore Carnival - July 13

July 13, 2019

HealthCore Clinic is hosting a free Carnival for all ages on Saturday, July 13th from 10am-2pm. There will be food trucks, games, popcorn, and $15 sports physicals. The carnival will be held at HealthCore (2707 E. 21st St N).


KU Medical School partners with the IRC for youth field trip

In May students from the University of Kansas School of Medicine Pediatrics department shared an evening with 30 high school students in IRC Wichita’s Refugee and Immigrant Student Empowerment Program, (RISE). The evening was an opportunity for the pediatric medical residents to meet some of the RISE members and for RISE members to connect with their community. 


July Volunteer Information Meeting

July 1, 2019

To find out more about volunteering with the IRC attend one of our upcoming volunteer information meetings. For questions about volunteering please call 316-361-2792.


Kansas Governor Kelly proclaims June 20th World Refugee Day

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly recently signed a proclamation honoring the work of Kansas refugee resettlement agencies and celebrating Kansas’ immigrant heritage in honor of World Refugee Day on June 20th.


June Volunteer Information Meetings

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer with the IRC in Wichita? Attend one of our upcoming volunteer information sessions to learn more about the IRC.


Job Readiness Training (JRT) Teacher-Volunteer

The Employment/JRT volunteer will work with IRC’s Employment Specialist and JRT Coordinator to provide basic employment and job readiness training for refugee clients upon their arrival.


IRC Wichita Open House

May 16, 2019

IRC Wichita will host an Open House on Thursday, May 16th from 5:30-7:30pm. Guests will be given a chance to to tour the office and learn more about the services provided by the IRC.


May volunteer information sessions

May 6, 2019

Are you interested in learning more about volunteering? You are invited to attend one of the IRC's upcoming volunteer information meetings!