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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.


Mentors bridge gap and welcome refugees into community

The IRC is currently recruiting volunteers to mentor both individuals and families


Back to School Bash for Refugee Families

For the third year in a row the Back to School Bash has been organized to provide IRC clients with free backpacks and school supplies.


Childcare Volunteer

. As our IRC refugee clients come in for English language skills (ELT) class, or cultural orientation, the childcare volunteer provides the essential supervision and care for clients’ children so that both ELT teacher and parent clients can focus on class.


Videographer Volunteer

Videographer/Video Production Volunteer, in collaboration with the Special Events Coordinator, will help to produce quality videos that will highlight the important work that IRC does, and can be used for marketing purposes. The volunteer will have the opportunity to provide creative input in the storytelling process.


Immigration Volunteer

The Immigration Volunteer will work directly with the Immigration Caseworker and Immigration Services Coordinator to assist with the delivery of services. I


IRC to host Citizenshipworks event

The IRC will be hosting a Citizenshipworks event on July 28th from 10:00am-2:00pm. To pre-register call the IRC at 316-361-2794


IRC’s Advocacy Coordinator working to increase cap on refugee admissions featured on KMUW report.

The IRC's Advocacy Coordinator has been meeting with community groups and members of the Legislature and Congress to build support for refugees in the state.


Wichita Mayor Proclaims June 20th World Refugee Day in Wichita

City of Wichita Mayor, Jeff Longwell proclaimed June 20th, 2018 to be World Refugee Day in Wichita


IRC client finds a small reminder of home in Wichita

One afternoon, a new client Abdul traveled with Carey Hobart, a volunteer from Bike Walk Wichita (BWW), to pick out bikes for he and his family. Along the way, Abdul began to describe his home in Afghanistan and the bicycle shop that he owned


What is World Refugee Day and why should we care?

This year, World Refugee Day is on June 20th, 2018. According to AwarenessdaysUK, World Refugee Day is day dedicated to:"Honoring the strength and courage of refugees and encourages public awareness and support of refugees, people who have had to flee their homelands because of conflict or natural disaster".