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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.
Promoting gender equity in Denver
The IRC in Denver has developed and launched a gender equity plan that lays out a new level of commitment to the promotion of gender equity.
Free tax assistance at the IRC in Denver
In partnership with Tax Help Colorado (Piton Foundation), the IRC in Denver’s office will be a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site providing free tax preparation services to refugees, SIVs and asylees from January 29th – March 15th
Pick up a book and support Colorado refugees
Local indie author from Boulder, CO, Kate Jonuska, has selected the IRC in Denver as the beneficiary of her fundraising-via-reading campaign, Colorado #Resistance Reads. Local authors with current political themes in their novels will donate 50% of the profits made from their book between Black Friday and Colorado Gives Day, to the charity of their choice. Jonuska says she chose the IRC because of its “long history and solid reputation”.
Airbnb Open Homes host
Team up with Airbnb and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to welcome refugees to Denver through Airbnb's Open Homes program. By becoming an Open Homes host, you can offer your extra space (like an empty in-law unit) to refugees in need of temporary housing at no cost.
Front office assistant
The front office assistant will serve as the first point of contact with clients, partners and other visitors to the IRC in Denver. The assistant will also answer phones and help with day-to-day administrative tasks.
Save the date: Colorado Gives Day is December 4, 2018!
By giving locally, and joining our community of supporters, you’ll be standing by your refugee neighbors here in Colorado during this critical time of uncertainty. We need that iconic Colorado hospitality and community pride to shine through so we can continue to welcome and support new neighbors who are a colorful part of the fabric of our state, contribute to our economy, and become our close friends, colleagues, and family members. You are an essential part of their journey, and we are so grateful for all of you
Family stabilization volunteer
Our Family Stabilization Services (FSS) team assists families and individuals who are facing higher barriers during the resettlement process and who may require additional assistance to access and navigate needed services.
On-call housing set-up volunteer
Volunteers will help set-up a home for a newly-arriving refugee family or individual. Volunteers will be added to an on-call list.
Tax services volunteer
Volunteers will receive training to provide free tax preparation and electronic filing services through the IRC in Denver.
ESL Volunteer Tutor
Tutors will work one-on-one with a newly-arrived refugee individual to help build their English language skills.