The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 25 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.
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
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.
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.