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Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Elizabeth, NJ, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.

Announcement

Did you attend the Awesome Human Day Virtual event?

Once again, the IRC in NYNJ thanks Nataly and her team for bringing a joyous and important talk that relates the migrant experience to a vision of work-life balance in America. To learn more about Nataly Kogan’s Awesome Human Day movement and her book, The Awesome Human Project.

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NJ Staff spotlight: From Client to Caseworker

NJ Staff spotlight: From Client to Caseworker

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Nataly's message to the IRC Community

Nataly's video message and letter to the IRC Community: A brilliant creative, author, former refugee, TEDx speaker, and awesome human, Nataly INVITES YOU on February 8, 4pm EST via Zoom, to the Awesome Human Day Virtual Event!

Announcement

Mark your calendar for Awesome Human Day

Join Nataly Kogan’s online celebration of the launch of her book The Awesome Human Project. A brilliant creative, author, former refugee, TEDx speaker, and awesome human, Nataly INVITES YOU on February 8, 4pm EST via Zoom, to the Awesome Human Day Virtual Event! This FREE online event is for awesome humans like YOU to learn how to overcome burnout and embrace the best version of yourself through the practice and pursuit of meaning and joy! In efforts to welcome more inclusive conversations about wellness, the IRC in NYNJ extends this invitation to our IRC community, who we hope can join the Awesome Humans family as well!  

Announcement

A letter from IRC in NYNJ: Welcoming Afghans and newcomers

The IRC in NYNJ will continue to support Afghan individuals and families, and newcomers from across the Globe in their long resettlement journey. The crisis in Afghanistan has shaped the methodology of resettlement case management at the IRC to bolster proactive and client-facing services and programming. With your support, the IRC in NYNY can defy the temporal pressures and limits that inflate the emotional and financial burden faced by newcomers.

Volunteer

On-Call Bilingual Resettlement Volunteer

On-Call Bilingual Resettlement Volunteers will assist with, but not limited to, interpretation, airport pick-ups, distribution of donated goods, home visits, food deliveries, and apartment set-ups.

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Join the community interpreter program in NYC!

Do you speak another language? Join the International Rescue Committee in New York as a Community Interpreter Volunteer to help interpret for newly arrived refugees and immigrants. 

Volunteer

Tutor

Tutor needed for topic areas of conversation, literacy, pronunciation, workplace English (nursing, IT), grammar, citizenship interview & exam prep.

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ESL Instructor

ESL instructor: Classes are online. We offer Zoom practice to build your technological confidence and share remote teaching tips. If you would like to teach or tutor at our Elizabeth office, please let us know, as it will help us shape the upcoming ESL sessions. Fluency or familiarity with Spanish, Arabic, Pashto, Dari, Haitian Creole, or Swahili is a bonus, but it's not required.

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VITA Tax Preparer

The IRC's Program Quality and Innovation Unit assists offices that help newly arrived refugees and other low-income individuals reach self-sufficiency by finding entry-level employment and progress to living wage jobs; learn basic financial management skills and build assets; start small businesses, and access Earned Income Tax Credit. Under the supervision of the Tax Site Coordinator, Tax Preparers will provide free, professional tax preparation services for low-income clients through IRC's National Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The program is offering services to clients in IRC offices located in Phoenix, AZ, Salt Lake City, UT, Denver, CO, and Elizabeth, NJ. The IRC's goal is to assist 4,000 taxpayers in preparing their returns in a safe, culturally, and linguistically appropriate manner.

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