News from Wichita, KS
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.
Caseworker Assistant - Volunteer
The casework assistant volunteer works with IRC's caseworker to provide services for refugees resettling in Wichita.
Employment/Job Readiness Training (JRT) Volunteer
The Employment volunteer will work with the IRC's employment team to provide basic job readiness training and employment related services for refugee clients.
IRC Wichita's Starbucks Giving Wreath Campaign
Now through December 28th community members in may visit the IRC's Giving Wreaths at any Wichita Starbucks location to pick out a gift tag with a suggested gift for an IRC client. Gifts may be returned to any Starbucks location and will be given to a refugee upon their arrival or may be given to a client in need.
How a dedicated volunteer became the missing link
Wizie Eads was linked as a mentor with the Safi family in April 2018 after helping as an Urdu translator for a cultural orientation class. That spring, Wizie and her husband Darwin were spending time with the family when they learned that one member, Safi was walking 4 miles a day, back and forth, to take one of his eight children to elementary school.
Goddard Eisenhower High School students host in-kind donation drive for the IRC
In September Students from Goddard Eisenhower High School began collecting hygiene supplies and household cleaning supplies for the IRC and will continue collecting these supplies throughout their school year.
Come together, a benefit concert for the International Rescue Committee
On Saturday, November 3rd from 12:00-4:00pm the Wichita community is invited to Central Standard Brewery for a benefit concert for the IRC.
Attend a Volunteer Information Session at the IRC
You are invited to attend a volunteer information meeting at the IRC.
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 Engagement 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.