Digital Literacy Internship
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.
Job Readiness Training (JRT) Teacher-Volunteer
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.
Immigration Services Volunteer
Assist the IRC Immigration team in providing high-quality, low-cost immigration services and citizenship assistance.
Civics & Citizenship Tutor
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.
Administrative Assistant Volunteer
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.
Refugee Resettlement Volunteer
work with resettlement staff on initial reception services to clients. When refugees arrive in the U.S., the Resettlement and Placement team arranges housing and provides assistance in applying for public benefits and services, orientation to the community, and other services as needed.
After School Mentor
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.
Housing Set-up Volunteer
Assist IRC staff to prepare and furnish apartments for new refugee families.
Help the IRC's case worker submit housing applications, organize and schedule appointments to view houses, and case-note meetings,. Assist with outreach to new landlords and strengthening relationships with current landlords. Home visits to train families on household maintenance and cleaning. Reports to a case worker.
Cultural Orientation Volunteer
Teach Cultural Orientation classes, where newly arrived refugees learn about the basics of life in the U.S. Wide-ranging topics such as emergency services, transportation, and school are covered so that refugees can begin to thrive in their new environment. Volunteers will also help newly arrived refugees explore their neighborhoods and provide follow-up support for individuals needing additional one-on-one assistance.
Women's Empowerment Intern
The Gender Equity & Women’s Empowerment intern will develop and lead workshops to promote women’s health and economic empowerment and encourage individuals to become self-sufficient, engagement members of the community. This position will also advocate for clients rights and needs. S/he may also help with administrative tasks. Must be comfortable working with clients from a variety of backgrounds.
Refugee Advocate - ICM
Assist clients in accessing appointments and help them to navigate various community resources. Volunteers must be comfortable working with clients in emotional situations and with advocating for clients as they navigate locating resources to meet their needs.
English Language Training (ELT) Instructor - Volunteer
Help newly arrived refugees learn English! The IRC's daily ELT classes provide clients with beginning to intermediate level lesson taught by volunteer instructors.
Help newly arrived refugees integrate into their community!
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.
Review our current available volunteer positions and choose 3 that best fit your interests, skills, and schedule.
Complete a volunteer application by following this link. You will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator as needs arise for your chosen position.
After your application is reviewed, you may be selected for an interview.
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.
Once cleared, you will attend a general orientation before training and scheduling the first day.