In-Kind Donations Volunteer or Intern
The In-Kind Donations Volunteer or Intern will support the Reception and Placement and Community Relations team in providing in-kind donation support to help ensure newly arrived refugees have everything they need in their new homes.
Apartment Set-Up Volunteer
This position is responsible for helping provide a warm welcome to newly arrived refugees by assisting caseworkers with the set-up of new apartments and homes for families.
ESL Volunteer or Intern
The ESL Volunteer will assist our ESL & Civics Instructor in providing English as a Second Language instruction and assistance to refugees and immigrants in the community.
The Integration Intern will assist the Integration Manager with providing programmatic support to our Integration Program, including Citizenship Classes, Financial Capability, and English as a Second Language.
Community Relations Intern
The Community Relations Intern will work with IRC-LA's Community Relations Coordinator to improve the lives of refugees and immigrants by providing communications, advocacy, research, fundraising, events and volunteer coordination support.
Unaccompanied Children Intern
The Unaccompanied Children's Program Intern will assist the Unaccompanied Children's Caseworker in providing case management to unaccompanied children who have been released from detention into the care of a sponsor.
Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) Intern
The Center for Economic Opportunity helps low to moderate income (LMI) immigrants to the US build their knowledge on how to budget, save and access credit, while learning the intricacies of the US Financial system and developing long term financial skills for financial success. As part of the Integration Program in IRC Los Angeles, the CEO is implementing a new tool to connect immigrants to safe, secure trustworthy products to empower their success in the United States. The CEO Intern will work with the CEO Coordinator and the Integration Manager in deploying and expanding the work of the IRC’s Center for Economic Opportunity through a variety of outreach activities as well as close one-on-one work with clients.
Financial Coaching Intern
The Financial Coaching Intern will assist the Financial Coach in working one on one with immigrant members of the community, including refugees, asylees and Unaccompanied Minors to broaden knowledge in Financial Literacy and empower immigrant women, children and families in the Los Angeles area to take control of their personal and family finances.
Reception and Placement Intern
The Reception and Placement Intern will work with the Reception and Placement team to resettle newly arrived refugee families in Los Angeles.
Early Employment Volunteer
The Early Employment Volunteer will work with newly arrived refugees to assist them in securing their first job in America.
Events Volunteer or Intern
The Events Volunteer or Intern will assist the Community Relations Coordinator with fundraising and community engagement efforts through the production of IRC events.
Graphic Design Volunteer or Intern
The Graphic Design Volunteer or Intern will assist the Community Relations Coordinator in creating visually appealing graphics and social media content to highlight the work of the IRC.
The Immigration Intern will work closely with the Immigration team to support refugees, asylees, and immigrants with immigration services.
Early Employment Intern
The Early Employment Intern will assist the Reception and Placement team with helping newly arrived refugees thrive in Los Angeles through economic empowerment.
High School Opportunities
Help support newly arrived refugees in your community by providing them with the resources, advocacy, and support necessary to thrive.
Reception and Placement Volunteer
The Reception and Placement Volunteer will assist the Reception and Placement Caseworkers to resettle newly arrived refugees in Los Angeles.
Immigration Volunteer - Armenian/Farsi
The Immigration Volunteer will support the Immigration Department in serving refugees and other immigrant members of the local community.
Financial Coaching Volunteer
The Financial Coaching Volunteer supports the Center for Economic Opportunity 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. Farsi, Dari/Pashto or Spanish speakers especially needed!
Review our current available volunteer positions.
RSVP to our next orientation session by signing up here.
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.