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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

Resettlement Volunteer

Start date: Ongoing

Help newly arrived refugees integrate into their community!

Wichita, KS

Job Readiness Training (JRT) Teacher-Volunteer

Start date: Ongoing

The Employment/JRT volunteer will work with IRC’s Employment Specialist and JRT Coordinator to provide basic employment and job readiness training for refugee clients upon their arrival.

Wichita, KS

Immigration Services Volunteer

Start date: Ongoing

Assist the IRC Immigration team in providing high-quality, low-cost immigration services and citizenship assistance.

Wichita, KS

Administrative Assistant Volunteer

Start date: Ongoing

The Administrative Assistant Volunteer serves as the 1st point of contact for clients and visitors of the IRC. Volunteers will learn to thrive in a multicultural environment by working and communicating with speakers of different languages.

Wichita, KS

Caseworker Assistant - Volunteer

Start date: Ongoing

The casework assistant volunteer works with IRC's caseworker to provide services for refugees resettling in Wichita.

Wichita, KS

After School Mentor

Start date: Ongoing

After-school mentors work with a group of refugee and immigrant high schools to support homework completion and lead other activities to develop leadership skills.

Wichita, KS

English Language Training (ELT) Instructor - Volunteer

Start date: Ongoing

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

Wichita, KS

Family Mentor

Start date: Ongoing

Family Mentors support newly-arrived refugee families and individuals in their adaptation to life in the United States. Through participating in a variety of activities, the mentor will 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. Currently, 92% of our funding goes directly to our clients, and your help to cover this cost allows us to continue providing the best services possible. 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.