Volunteer Coordination Assistant
This volunteer position will support the volunteer and donations team with the onboarding of new volunteers and interns and with the ongoing maintenance of volunteer and intern programs at the IRC in Denver. This role is vital in supporting the IRC's ability to serve newly-arrived refugee families and other vulnerable immigrant groups.
Employment mentors work one-on-one with a refugee to support them in pursuit of their longer-term career aspirations.
Family Mentors support newly-arrived refugee families and individuals in their transition to life in the U.S. Through participating in a variety of activities, the mentor will act as both a friend and resource.
ESL Volunteer Tutor
Tutors will work one-on-one with a newly-arrived refugee individual to help build their English language skills.
Language assistance/interpreter volunteer
Language assistance volunteers will support the IRC in Denver team with occasional/on-call interpretation and translation.
Higher Education Mentor
Higher Education mentors work one-on-one with a refugee to support them in pursuit of their educational aspirations.
How to become an IRC volunteer
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the IRC in Denver. Volunteers play a vital role in our office's ability to welcome and serve refugees and immigrants in our community. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our team has continued to provide support to our newest American neighbors and has worked to modify services to ensure the safety of our clients, staff, volunteers and interns. Due to the modification of services, we currently have fewer in-person opportunities for new volunteers. We will continue to update this page as new opportunities become available, but in the meantime, please click here to learn more about all the ways you can support our refugee and immigrant neighbors.
Review our current available volunteer positions.
Register to attend an upcoming information session.
After you’ve attended an information session, we’ll send you a volunteer application to complete. You’ll be asked to return a completed application prior to your volunteer interview.
The Volunteer Coordinator will contact you regarding potential volunteer opportunities as they become available and may schedule a phone or in-person interview.
Once the interview is confirmed and conducted, successful interviewees will complete the necessary background check. To protect our clients, we require background checks for all our volunteers, and we ask volunteers to make a $49 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 can add 1-2 weeks to the process, but is typically very fast.
Once cleared, you will attend a general orientation before training and scheduling the first day. Depending on your role, you'll either receive further training from your in-office department or wait to be matched with a family to tutor and/or mentor.