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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.


Kendra Scott benefit event for IRC

February 28, 2019

Join the IRC and the Kendra Scott Boutique on Thursday, February 28th from 4:30-6:30pm for a give back night benefiting the IRC. 20% of all purchases during that time will be donated to the IRC. All purchases must be made in the Wichita store or you may make them over the phone. You may visit Kendra Scott in Wichita at 1423 N. Webb Road, or you may make purchases over the phone by calling 316-221-2844 and mention the IRC benefit. Sips and sweets will be provided in the store for all guests. We hope to see you there!


Volunteer Transportation Service Providers needed

The IRC is currently looking for volunteers who are able to assist with transporting students for IRC's youth program.


Shop Amazon and help a refugee

Visit the IRC's Amazon Wish List to purchase and ship household goods to the IRC.


March Volunteer Information Meetings

March 4, 2019

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer at the IRC? Attend one of our upcoming volunteer information meetings.


Webinar: Addressing the future of refugee resettlement in the US

March 7, 2019

Join this webinar briefing with the International Rescue Committee to learn about the current and future status of refugee resettlement in the US and hear about some of our special program to help refugees rebuild their lives. Resettlement is an important part of IRC’s work with refugees. Learn about the comprehensive services the IRC provides within the first months of a refugee’s arrival in the United States as well as the current state of refugee resettlement in the US.


Blaise Bigabwa, the unlimited potential of a person

From scouting in Burundi to IRC interpreter in Wichita, Blaise shares his incredible experiences and journey.


Meet our direct service staff!

The IRC’s Direct Service Team works closely with clients when they arrive in Wichita and provide clients with case management, extended case management and employment services. We wanted to give you a chance to meet our team and learn a little more about them.


Cooking demonstration classes to benefit IRC!

February 22, 2019

IRC's cooking demonstrations will be led by a former IRC client who will walk guests through preparing a meal using a recipe from his home country. Proceeds from the event will benefit the IRC Wichita.


Join us in 2019! On-going volunteer information sessions at the IRC

February 4, 2019

Interested in finding out what it takes to become an IRC volunteer? Attend one of our information sessions to find out more about volunteering. To RSVP contact our office at 316-361-2795 or email [email protected]


After School Program Instruction Volunteer

After school program instructors will lead or assist the lead instructor to deliver afterschool program curriculum and student support. In collaboration with the Youth Coordination VISTA and onsite administrators, the instructors will plan and deliver tutoring sessions, support homework completion and lead other activities to develop refugee youth and their peer mentors.