RISE Together Summer 2019!
RISE (Refugees in Swim Education) Together brings on-site swim safety instruction to refugee youth and their neighbors in the Treasure Valley. Volunteer for the summer 2019 cohort!
Civic Tutor Coordinator
Help match citizenship-seekers with tutors trained to help them pass the citizenship test.
Greet clients and assist with administrative tasks.
Help the IRC's Housing team find homes for newly-arrived refugee families.
Help our donations team distribute needed items to newly-arrived refugees.
Job Class Instructor
Help teach a vocation-training class to newly-arrived refugees!
Friendship Partner Coordinator
Help match recently resettled refugee families with local friendship families, facilitate initial meetings, and provide administrate support to this volunteer-led team.
Public Services Enrollment Assistant
Help newly-arrived refugee families get connected to critical services.
Donations Pick-Up Volunteer
Help refugee families to access and pick needed items at a local thrift store.
Help newly-arrived refugees learn how to pay their bills, apply for a Social Security Card, enroll in English Language Classes, and more...
Learn more about getting involved with the IRC in Boise by attending one of our open information sessions held each month. Information sessions are located at the IRC in Boise's office. Click here to RSVP to our next information session.
Note: Attendance at an information session is mandatory prior to starting a volunteer position with the IRC in Boise.
After attending an information session, you will be invited to complete a volunteer application and submit online.
Note: please identify your top three volunteer position preferences and schedule availability when prompted, as this will assist us in matching you to a team. Uploading a resume or cover letter with your application is preferred and helpful, but not required.
Once you have submitted your volunteer application, the Community Engagement Specialist will review your skills, availability, and top three volunteer position preferences.
For most volunteer positions, an interview will be required prior to placement into the team, so be on the lookout for an invitation to interview.
Complete a background check; the IRC kindly requests that volunteers contribute $45 towards the cost of this requirement. Once your background check has cleared, the Community Engagement Specialist will contact you to discuss your start date.
Additional things to note
Please be aware that due to increased interest, it may take 2-4 months to process your application and pair you with a volunteer position with IRC. If your volunteering needs are time sensitive, please note this on your application.
For more information, contact [email protected].