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


Housing and Logistics Intern

The Housing and Logistics Intern supports our housing team by helping to secure and set up first homes for our arriving refugee families. they assist with preparation for arriving families, visiting apartments to conduct safety and security checks, moving in furniture and household goods, and assisting with administrative tasks


First Friend Mentor

A First Friend mentor supports newly arrived Afghan clients. The program is designed to connect Dari/Farsi and Pashto speakers from the community to Afghan clients. 


Administrative Assistant for VITA Program

The VITA Administrative Volunteer will support the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance team by communicating with clients to assist them with scheduling tax appointments, uploading tax documents, and answering questions about the tax filing process.


IRC in Denver's FY21 Annual Impact Report

Read more about your impact and the IRC in Denver's work this past year!


Employment Mentor

An employment mentor assists clients as they pursue their first job or career here in Denver. The job search can include first time survival job, long-term careers, or general support preparing for the job market


Client Support Mentor

Client Support Mentor (Previously known as the family mentor program volunteer), a client support mentor works one-on-one with a refugee family or individual to ease their transition in their new community. Mentors will focus on a refugee’s English acquisition, socialization of American culture, and integration into the local community. This volunteer may also help welcome, orient, and support our clients who are not actively pursuing a career at this time. Based on each client’s needs and relationship, mentors and mentees can cook together, schedule medical appointments, visit local attractions, parks, farmer’s markets, the library and museums


Rapid Response Family Mentor

Rapid Response Mentors serve on an on-call team to help meet a variety of client needs and requests with the goal of becoming an eventual mentor to one family.


Update on Afghan Arrivals

An update about the current situation for Afghan arrivals in Colorado, including how many people IRC in Denver has resettled so far, the predicted numbers, the impact donor support has, and the gaps that remain to meet needs such as housing and legal assistance.


IRC Denver VITA Volunteer Tax Screener

Volunteer Tax Screeners will ensure that taxpayers have all the necessary information and documents required to complete a tax return.


IRC Denver VITA Volunteer Tax Quality Reviewer

The Volunteer Tax Quality Reviewer will conduct a quality review on tax returns prepared to ensure every taxpayer receives top quality service and that tax returns are error free.