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Volunteer opportunities

Thank you for your interest in welcoming refugees to your community. By volunteering with the IRC in Tallahassee, FL, 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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How to become an IRC volunteer

IRC Tallahassee works with local universities and colleges to recruit student interns each semester. We also seek volunteers who have experience with English language teaching. Volunteers would be matched up with local refugee families in assisting them with English language learning.If you are interested in being an IRC Tallahassee intern or volunteer, please contact our office

Volunteer process

  1. Request an Application: If you are ready to join the IRC as a volunteer, email [email protected] if you have any questions regarding the application. Please note that the minimum commitment for IRC volunteer and intern positions range from three to six months.

  2. Interview and Background Check: Once we receive your completed application, a member of our staff will contact you to arrange an interview. A Background Check is required for all those who have been hired for a specific internship or Volunteer position.  It typically takes at least two weeks to complete the application process (including the background check).  Please note: The IRC in Tallahassee respectfully requests that you contribute $43 towards its cost.

Additional things to note

You must be 18 years or older to volunteer and complete a background check.

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 opportunities.