You’ll have the opportunity to attend exclusive IRC-related events to learn more about how you can make an impact. You’ll also learn about how you can work with other like-minded individuals to raise funds, volunteer with recently resettled refugees and even visit the IRC's international programs around the world.
Who is GenR for?
GenR members are young leaders and professionals who are aware of the issues that refugees face and are interested in learning more and working together to support the IRC’s efforts in their local community and around the world.
What does GenR do?
GenR seeks to grow an international movement of young leaders who build awareness of humanitarian emergencies, raise funds for the International Rescue Committee’s life-changing programs, and advocate for the people the IRC serves— who are among the most vulnerable in the world.
Whether GenR members are volunteering at a community garden with resettled refugee families, mentoring refugee youth, sharing news and information on social media with friends, or traveling to visit the IRC’s international programs, GenR members are a force for change and are making an impact.
Where can I learn more?
How do I join GenR?
Joining GenR is easy. Your $125 annual membership is a tax-deductible donation to the IRC. Become a member.
More opportunities in Silver Spring, MD
Internships give you the chance to get deeply involved in refugee resettlement work. Interns play a pivotal role in supporting locally resettled refugees and leave their internships having built professional exprience preparing them for a career in a nonprofit.
Saturday Youth Tutor
Volunteer on Saturdays with the IRC's Youth program (middle and high school students). Volunteers will work with students in PG County, MD to practice English and the SAT.
Greet IRC clients and connect them with IRC staff.
Family mentor volunteer
Work one-on-one with a refugee family or individual to ease their transition to the National Capital Region and the United States.