When you become a GenR member, you join a community of young leaders, professionals and humanitarians (ages 25-40) who want to make an impact in the lives of refugees and families caught in crisis.
You’ll have the opportunity to attend exclusive IRC-related events to learn more about how you can make an impact. You’ll also learn about how you can work with other like-minded individuals to raise funds, volunteer with recently resettled refugees and even visit the IRC's international programs around the world.
Who is GenR for?
GenR members are young leaders and professionals who are aware of the issues that refugees face and are interested in learning more and working together to support the IRC’s efforts in their local community and around the world.
What does GenR do?
GenR seeks to grow an international movement of young leaders who build awareness of humanitarian emergencies, raise funds for the International Rescue Committee’s life-changing programs, and advocate for the people the IRC serves— who are among the most vulnerable in the world.
Whether GenR members are volunteering at a community garden with resettled refugee families, mentoring refugee youth, sharing news and information on social media with friends, or traveling to visit the IRC’s international programs, GenR members are a force for change and are making an impact.
Where are GenR chapters?
Since launching in New York City in 2010, GenR chapters have opened in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Dallas, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Charlottesville and Miami. If you want to get involved, please contact [email protected] to learn more.
How do I join GenR?
Joining GenR is easy. Your $125 annual membership is a tax-deductible donation to the IRC. With your membership, you will receive the following benefits:
- Access to invitation-only events, including IRC phone and web briefings from the field, breakfasts with the President of IRC and other officials, and more.
- Discounted pricing to flagship GenR fundraising events. (Events include Burma to the Bay in October in San Francisco, Flavors of the IRC in April and the GenR Summer Party in July in New York City.)
- Official IRC Pin and GenR T-Shirt
- Exclusive GenR e-newsletter to learn more about existing programs and how you are making a difference
- Invitations to GenR Leadership Committee meetings where you will discuss and implement GenR fundraising and volunteer activities.
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Whether it’s assisting refugees who have been forced to flee the Syrian conflict or guiding refugee youth through the New York public school system, their work is important, impactful and transforms lives. I am excited and honored to join the IRC’s team.Piper PeraboActress, GenR leader and voice for the IRC