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Volunteer opportunities

Thank you for your interest in welcoming refugees to your community. By volunteering with the IRC in Wichita, KS, 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

Wichita, KS

Civics & Citizenship Tutor

Start date: Ongoing

Tutors will assist IRC staff in the instruction of US history and relevant English to refugee and immigrant populations. The volunteer will provide in-class civics and citizenship tutoring at least once a week. IRC provides training and resources to all volunteers, who typically instruct one-on-one or in small groups. 

Wichita, KS

Virtual English Tutors

Start date: Ongoing

Virtual English tutors will work adults to acquire conversational English skills and to use those skills to meet self-identified goals, such as job advancement.

Wichita, KS

Digital Literacy Internship

Start date: Ongoing

The Digital Literacy Intern will develop digital literacy curriculum for people of all abilities by incorporating a variety of technologies into instruction. This intern will work with Adult Education instructors and Employment Caseworkers to plan lessons that integrate components of ESL, child development and computer skills. S/he may also help with administrative tasks. Must be comfortable working with clients from a variety of backgrounds.

Wichita, KS

Virtual English Instructor

Start date: Ongoing

Help newly arrived refugees learn English! The IRC's daily ELT classes provide clients with beginning to intermediate level lessons taught by volunteer instructors.

Wichita, KS

Virtual Family Mentor

Start date: Ongoing

Family Mentors support newly-arrived refugee families and individuals in their adaptation to life in the United States. Mentors act as both a friend and resource.

Volunteer process

  1. Review our current available volunteer positions and choose 3 that best fit your interests, skills, and schedule.

  2. Complete a volunteer application by following this link. You will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator as needs arise for your chosen position.

  3. After your application is reviewed, you may be selected for an interview.

  4. Once the interview is confirmed and conducted, successful interviewees will complete the necessary background checks. To protect our clients, we require background checks for all our volunteers, and we ask volunteers to make a $40 donation to cover associated costs. This step can add 1-2 weeks to the process, but is typically very fast.

  5. Once cleared, you will attend a general orientation before training and scheduling the first day.