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Volunteer opportunities

Thank you for your interest in welcoming refugees to your community. By volunteering with the IRC in Salt Lake City, UT, 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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Current opportunities

Salt Lake City, UT

Family Nutrition Access (WIC) Volunteer

Start date: Ongoing

Support our maternal & child health program by helping new and soon-to-be mothers access healthy foods through the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) benefit program. Next training: Tuesday, September 24th.

Salt Lake City, UT

Tech Mentor

Start date: Ongoing

"Did you try to turn it off and back on again?" If you have ever been the one people come to with their computer questions, then this is the opportunity for you! Tech expertise not required as we are looking for people who feel comfortable with basic troubleshooting. Training is taking place on September 25, so let's get you on board!

Salt Lake City, UT

Front Desk Volunteer

Start date: Ongoing

Be the face of the IRC! Front desk volunteers keep our day to day operations going and serve as a friendly face for refugees arriving in our office.

Salt Lake City, UT

Refugee Health Access Volunteer

Start date: Ongoing

Going to the doctor's office can be daunting for those of us born in the US, but think about how confusing it can be for those who are new to Utah. We are looking for volunteers with a flexible schedule that can assist refugees as they access the health care system.

Salt Lake City, UT

Employment Intern

Start date: Ongoing

Assist refugees as they find and start their first job in the US.

Salt Lake City, UT

Housing and Casework Intern

Start date: Ongoing

The housing and casework intern will support the IRC in Salt Lake City's housing program, ensuring that refugees have a home to call their own as soon as they arrive to the US.

Salt Lake City, UT

Spice Kitchen Incubator Intern

Start date: Ongoing

Support new American entrepreneurs at the Spice Kitchen Incubator.

Salt Lake City, UT

Spice to Go Volunteer

Start date: Ongoing

Help refugee, immigrant and low-income Utahns share their amazing food with the community! Shifts are Thursdays 3:30-6:30pm for volunteers 14 or older, this role does not require a background check.

Salt Lake City, UT

IRC in Salt Lake City Internships

Start date: Ongoing

IRC in Salt Lake City offers a variety of internships from case management to health to marketing and beyond!

Volunteer process

  1. Review our current available volunteer positions.

  2. Plan to attend a Volunteer Information Session to learn more about the IRC SLC. Please email [email protected] with any questions. 

  3. After you’ve attended a volunteer information session, we’ll send you a volunteer application to complete.

  4. The volunteer coordinator will contact you regarding potential volunteer opportunities as they become available and may schedule a phone or in-person interview. Please note that due to increased interest from passionate community members like yourself, do expect a wait of 3-6 months to get placed with a specific volunteer position.

  5. 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.

  6. Track your volunteer hours and remember to submit them monthly to the volunteer coordinator. 

Additional things to note

Learn more about our group volunteer opportunities here.

Additional questions? Email us at [email protected].