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Volunteer opportunities

Thank you for your interest in welcoming refugees to your community. By volunteering with the IRC in Los Angeles, CA, 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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Volunteer process

  1. Review our current available volunteer positions.

  2. RSVP to our next orientation session by emailing Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected]. The next sessions will take place on Friday, December 1st from 10-11am and Saturday, December 9th from 10am - 11am.

  3. 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.

  4. The Volunteer Coordinator will contact you regarding potential volunteer opportunities as they become available and may schedule a phone or in-person interview.

  5. Complete a background check. The IRC kindly requests that volunteers contribute $40 toward the cost of this requirement.

  6. 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