International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Our volunteers play an integral role in the IRC's efforts to restore safety, dignity, and hope to people whose lives have been uprooted by war and disaster.

IRC President David Miliband thanks our volunteers with a special video message. Watch now. 

Here are ways you can help:

Volunteer in Your Community


The IRC’s 26 US offices offer a variety of unpaid internship opportunities throughout the year. Prospective interns must go through the volunteer process and should be currently enrolled in an educational institution or a recent graduate. Typical internship opportunities include:

  • Supporting case work management services to refugees
  • Assisting with refugee health education and promotion
  • Helping develop and implement programming to support refugee youth

Please visit your local IRC office page to learn more about specific internship opportunities in your area.

Create an Online Fundraising Campaign

Make milestones more memorable, birthday gifts more meaningful, and sporting events mightier by adding an iRescue campaign to the occasion. We make it easy -- and fun -- to raise money on the IRC’s behalf with our do-it-yourself fundraising tool.

Speak Out and Advocate for Change

Your voice matters and can make all the difference. Sign one of the IRC’s petitions, write your legislator, re-tweet an important IRC update, or share one of our posts on Facebook or Pinterest. The more you spread the word, the more others stand up and take notice.