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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.


Local Starbucks Locations to host Giving Wreath Gift Drive for IRC clients

Community members are invited to pick a gift tag from one of the IRC's Giving Wreaths at any local Starbucks location in Wichita or Derby. Items will be given to refugees who have been resettled in Wichita or for those who may arrive in 2018.


Donations Needed: Winter Coats and Blankets for Refugees

The IRC is currently accepting new and gently used donations of winter coats and blankets.


IRC to host upcoming Brown-Bag Luncheons

The Wichita Community is invited to attend one of the IRC's upcoming Brown-bag lunches. These events are free and open to the public, but RSVP is required to attend.


IRC to partner with 15th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival

For the second year in a row the IRC will partner with the Tallgrass Film Festival.


Family Mentor

Family Mentors support newly-arrived refugee families and individuals in their adaptation to life in the United States. Through participating in a variety of activities, the mentor will act as both a friend and resource.


Administrative Assistant Volunteer

The Administrative Assistant Volunteer serves as the 1st point of contact for clients and visitors of the IRC. Volunteers will learn to thrive in a multicultural environment by working and communicating with speakers of different languages.


On-Call Volunteer

Help newly arrived refugees settle into their new lives in America! This could include: setting up their new apartments, transporting families to school enrollments, or teaching clients how to use public transportation.


English Language Training (ELT) Instructor - Volunteer

Help newly arrived refugees learn English! The IRC's daily ELT classes provide clients with beginning to intermediate level lesson taught by volunteer instructors.


Internships available with the IRC in Wichita

The IRC in Wichita has several open internship positions available.


IRC and Wichita Public Library partner for 2017 Big Read

For the second year in the row, the IRC in Wichita and the Wichita Public Library will partner together for The Big Read