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Volunteer opportunities

Thank you for your interest in welcoming refugees to your community. By volunteering with the IRC in Boise, ID, 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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Current opportunities

Boise, ID

RISE Together Summer 2019!

Start date: Ongoing

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!

Boise, ID

Civic Tutor Coordinator

Start date: Ongoing

Help match citizenship-seekers with tutors trained to help them pass the citizenship test.

Boise, ID

Volunteer Receptionist

Start date: Ongoing

Greet clients and assist with administrative tasks.

Boise, ID

Housing Specialist

Start date: Ongoing

Help the IRC's Housing team find homes for newly-arrived refugee families.

Boise, ID

Donations Specialist

Start date: Ongoing

Help our donations team distribute needed items to newly-arrived refugees.

Boise, ID

Job Class Instructor

Start date: Ongoing

Help teach a vocation-training class to newly-arrived refugees!

Boise, ID

Friendship Partner Coordinator

Start date: Ongoing

Help match recently resettled refugee families with local friendship families, facilitate initial meetings, and provide administrate support to this volunteer-led team.

Boise, ID

Public Services Enrollment Assistant

Start date: Ongoing

Help newly-arrived refugee families get connected to critical services.

Boise, ID

Donations Pick-Up Volunteer

Start date: Ongoing

Help refugee families to access and pick needed items at a local thrift store.

Boise, ID

Casework Assistant

Start date: Ongoing

Help newly-arrived refugees learn how to pay their bills, apply for a Social Security Card, enroll in English Language Classes, and more...

Volunteer process

  1. 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. 

  2. 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. 

  3. 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. 

  4. 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].