Housing Set-up Volunteer
Help our Logistics Specialist prepare for a family to arrive by setting up their apartment.
Refugee Welcome Home Project Volunteer
Lead an effort to fully furnish and set-up a home for a refugee family arriving to Maryland.
Internships give you the chance to get deeply involved in refugee resettlement work. Interns play a pivotal role in supporting locally resettled refugees and leave their internships having built professional exprience preparing them for a career in a nonprofit.
Saturday Learning Series Tutor
Volunteer on Saturdays with the IRC's Youth program (middle and high school students). Volunteers will work with students in PG County, MD to practice English and the SAT.
Resettlement Shop Volunteer
Help manage and run a small "store" where refugees can get essential items for free!
Youth Coaches will work 1-1 with youth ages 15-24 to navigate academic and career-related interests, while developing a greater sense of belonging in their new communities.
Work directly with a refugee family or individual to ease their transition to the Washington, DC Metro area and the United States.
Fill out this form to attend a volunteer orientation. You will receive a reminder the week of your scheduled orientation.
After attending a volunteer orientation, you will receive an email from the Volunteer Coordinator with instructions for how to get involved in each volunteer opportunity including completing a background check. To protect our clients, we require background checks for all volunteers, and we ask volunteers to make a $30 donation to cover associated costs. Currently, 92% of our funding goes directly to our clients, and your help to cover this cost allows us to continue providing the best service possible.
Additional things to note
Most volunteer opportunities require volunteers to be18 years or older and complete a background check.
Please email [email protected] with any questions.
All orientations take place at our office, located at: 8719 Colesville Road, 3rd Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910