Volunteer Citizenship Instructor
Volunteer Citizenship Instructors work with immigrants in the Los Angeles community to the civics, history and other knowledge required to pass the United States Citizenship exam.
Financial Coaching Volunteer
The Financial Coaching Volunteer supports the Economic Empowerment Program by working one on one with refugee, asylee, trafficking and other immigrants, including Unaccompanied Minors (UAC's) to learn the basics of building a budget, opening a bank account, and other aspects of financial literacy. Spanish speakers especially needed!
Reception and Placement Volunteer
The Reception and Placement Volunteer will assist the Reception and Placement Caseworkers to resettle newly arrived refugees in Los Angeles.
The Immigration Volunteer will support the Immigration Department in serving refugees and other immigrant members of the local community.
Front Desk/Intake Volunteer
The Front Desk/Intake Volunteer will greet and direct all refugee and immigrant clients and provide support to the IRC LA staff.
Review our current available volunteer positions.
RSVP to our next orientation session by emailing the Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected]. The next session will take place on: Friday, May 31st at 2pm
After you’ve attended a volunteer orientation session, we’ll send you a volunteer application to complete. You’ll be asked to submit 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.
Complete a background check. Once the interview is confirmed and conducted, successful interviewees will complete the necessary background checks. 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, 89% 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.
You're ready to get started! 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.
Additional things to note
*You must be 18 years or older to volunteer and complete a background check. For High School Opportunities, please email [email protected]
Most positions require a 3 month volunteer commitment with 5 hours per week. If this is not feasible for you, please email us about our on-call, group or weekend/evening opportunities.
Please email [email protected] with questions.
Due to a wonderful, but overwhelming output of volunteer interest, our Information Sessions fill up quickly. If you know you are ready to volunteer with us, please complete the online volunteer application and upload your resume. You will be contacted should we wish to bring you in for an interview. All orientations take place at our office, located at: 625 N. Maryland Avenue, Glendale, CA 91206