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Volunteer opportunities

Thank you for your interest in welcoming refugees to your community. By volunteering with the IRC in Atlanta, GA, you use your skills to help people who have fled violence and persecution to rebuild their lives in America. See below for the latest volunteer opportunities and how to apply.

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Atlanta, GA

Virtual Small Business Mentor

Start date: Ongoing

A start-up business is often successful because of the community support it receives. Virtual Small Business Mentors help to strengthen and expand small businesses, further developing a robust local economy. All of our programs are currently operating virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Atlanta, GA

Virtual Connect to Success Conversation Partner

Start date: Ongoing

The IRC in Atlanta’s Connect to Success (C2S) program is one of the only programs in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to supporting out-of-school refugee youth ages 16 to 24. C2S addresses the unique barriers to success faced by this population through holistic support, including one-on-one coaching and group workshops. All of our programs are currently operating virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Atlanta, GA

Virtual Connect to Success Tutor

Start date: Ongoing

The IRC in Atlanta’s Connect to Success (C2S) program is one of the only programs in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to supporting out-of-school refugee youth ages 16 to 24. C2S addresses the unique barriers to success faced by this population through holistic support, including one-on-one coaching and group workshops. All of our programs are currently operating virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Atlanta, GA

Virtual Youth Afterschool Tutor

Start date: Ongoing

The IRC in Atlanta's Youth Futures program provides daily homework help and academic assistance as well as college preparation support, enrichment and community service activities, opportunities to take field trips and participate in workshops, and more. All of our programs are currently operating virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Atlanta, GA

Virtual English as a Second Language (ESL) Class Assistant

Start date: Ongoing

The IRC’s virtual English as a Second Language (ESL) classes assist refugee and immigrant adults to develop the language skills critical for success in our community. All of our programs are currently operating virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Atlanta, GA

Donation Drive Volunteer

Start date: Ongoing

The IRC in Atlanta—in partnership with community members like you—is working to ensure our clients have the resources they need to get through this trying time. Help us keep our newest neighbors safe and healthy by taking part in the collection of critically needed goods.

Volunteer process

  1. Select a volunteer position. You can view our current volunteer positions in the space above. When you know what you want to do or if you have questions about the positions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at  [email protected].

  2. Attend a Volunteer Orientation. The Volunteer Coordinator can give you information on our upcoming orientation sessions. These short meetings will give introduce you to the IRC, our work in Atlanta, and how you can support our refugee community.

  3. Complete a background check. To protect our clients, we require background checks for all our volunteers, and we ask volunteers to make a $51 donation to cover associated costs. Currently, 92% of our funding goes directly to our clients, and your help to cover this cost allows us to continue providing the best service possible. This step might add 1-2 weeks to the process, but is typically very fast.

Additional things to note

For more information, and to learn about internships and group volunteer opportunities, contact [email protected].