Community Engagement & In-Kind Donations Intern
This position will help support the Volunteer Coordinator's efforts to recruit, train, and support volunteers at the IRC Oakland office. This internship allows for great learning and responsibility on part of the candidate, and is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to gain hands-on experience to work in the nonprofit sector.
Client Coordination Volunteer
Help manage the front desk by greeting clients and helping them access services and staff. Answer phones, take messages, receive visiting clients, and respond to general questions about the IRC. Volunteers may also assist Northern California Headquarters staff with duties related to executive management.
Facebook Mentorship Volunteer Program
The International Rescue Committee has partnered with Facebook to create a platform for mentors and IRC caseworkers to connect and interact. This online designated space is separate from the Facebook news feed, it is a structured and safe platform where mentors can view and track their progress. These are online training modules with three specific tracks: Grocery store orientation, DMV navigation, public transit training, career development.
Review our current available volunteer positions.
Attend an information session. To attend a session, you can RSVP here for the session on April 18, and here for the session on May 16. All Info Sessions are held from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at our office in Oakland.
After you’ve attended an information session, we’ll send you a volunteer application to complete.
As volunteer opportunities become available, you may be contacted to schedule a phone or in-person interview.
Complete and clear a background check.
If selected, you will be contacted with information about next steps.
Additional things to note
*You must be 18 years or older to volunteer and complete a background check.
Due to the high volume of people reaching out, we are currently prioritizing volunteers who have weekday availability between Monday-Friday from 9:00-5:00 p.m. We do have a significant waitlist for volunteer opportunities at the moment. We encourage any potential volunteers who do not have weekday availability to view our How Can I Help or Take Action page before signing up for an Info Session.
For more information, contact Volunteer & Donations Coordinator, [email protected].