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Volunteer opportunities

Thank you for your interest in welcoming refugees to your community. By volunteering with the IRC in Missoula, MT, 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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Missoula, MT

IRC Missoula Family Mentor Volunteer

Start date: Ongoing

Help mentor refugee families as they adapt and integrate into the fabric of Missoula. Family Mentor Volunteers support and empower refugees to become self-sufficient in the U.S. Mentor activities include: providing a neighborhood orientation, helping refugees shop for groceries, and helping them get bicycles in order to transport themselves around town.

Missoula, MT

IRC Missoula Casework Intern

Start date: Ongoing

Casework Interns help refugee families work towards self sufficiency in the areas of health, employment, financial literacy, education and housing. Casework interns work closely with the casework staff throughout their internship, assisting and learning about all aspects of the casework program.

Missoula, MT

IRC Missoula Immigration Intern

Start date: Ongoing

Immigration Interns assist clients with the processing and filing of applications for lawful permanent residence, family reunification, affidavits of relationship, and other immigration petitions necessary to receive legal residency in the United States.

Missoula, MT

IRC Missoula Child Care Placement Intern

Start date: Ongoing

Help newly arrived refugees achieve self-sufficiency and independence by helping them secure child care, after-school programming, summer camp and other early education opportunities, enabling caregivers to work and attend school.

Missoula, MT

IRC Missoula Employment Intern

Start date: Ongoing

Help newly arrived refugees obtain employment in Missoula! Employment interns teach refugees the skills to navigate the job search process and assist in the following areas: job search, job applications, follow-up on applications and interviews, new hire paperwork and assistance with transportation routes to their place of employment.

Missoula, MT

IRC Missoula Video Production Intern

Start date: Ongoing

This position will explore ways to present important information to refugee clients using short recorded videos. As a video producer, you will be responsible for relaying information about the Missoula community to English Language Learners, working with our interpreters to translate these messages in our client’s native languages.

Volunteer process

  1. Complete a volunteer application. Make sure to specify your volunteer interests.

  2. Get to know the IRC. Once you have submitted your application, you will be invited to complete an interview.

  3. After your application is reviewed, you may be selected for an interview.

  4. Fill out a background check form. Once your background check has been cleared, IRC staff will contact you to discuss your placement. Background checks cost $65. The IRC respectfully asks volunteers to make a donation in this amount or more to compensate for the cost of their background checks. The volunteer placement process takes about 2-4 weeks.