News from Phoenix, AZ
Get the latest updates and event listings from the International Rescue Committee in Phoenix, AZ, and learn how you can help welcome newly arrived refugees.
Summer Internships in Phoenix
The IRC’s US offices offer a variety of unpaid internship opportunities throughout the year. Prospective interns should be currently enrolled in an educational institution or within 6 months of graduation and are required to submit an application and resume.
LISC AmeriCorps Economic Mobility Corps Financial Coach
CEO has partnered with the Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) on a new national service program to provide financial literacy, financial planning, budgeting, saving, and other financial counseling education to clients — all with an eye toward addressing persistent poverty and helping families build a stronger future. CEO and IRC are recruiting 13 full-time Economic Mobility Corps (EMC) AmeriCorps members to serve as Financial Coaches co-located with IRC offices and integrated into local asset-building programs.
This is an AmeriCorps position sponsored by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, with the term lasting 1 year.
Volunteer Medical or Psychological Evaluator
Join Arizona's Asylum Network! Volunteer evaluators are independently licensed medical or mental healthcare providers who conduct medical or psychological evaluations for survivors of persecution and trauma who are seeking humanitarian immigration relief (i.e. asylum) in the United States and who do not have the resources to obtain a standard (paid) evaluation.
Grocery Volunteers assist clients with adapting to grocery shopping in the U.S.
Pro-Bono Legal Volunteers
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) and local agencies are looking for legal volunteers to assist with Asylum applications. This opportunity is only for those with a legal background.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Volunteers (VITA)
The Vita program prepares tax returns for free, for low to moderate income individuals and families.
Help make refugees welcome this holiday season!
Every holiday season, the IRC in Phoenix conducts a Holiday Giving Campaign to welcome refugees and other immigrants to our community. Through the Holiday Giving Campaign, individuals, families, and organizations sponsor a newly-arrived refugee family, providing them with gifts of much needed items.
Family Reunification Volunteer
The R&P Family Reunification Volunteer assists the Family Reunification Specialist in the coordination of Affidavit of Relationship (AOR) applications within the Reception and Placement (R&P) program. The volunteer will primarily assist in outreach to refugee clients, ethnic community-based organizations, and religious communities to provide information on the newly expanded AOR program. The volunteer will assist in the collection of supporting application documentation and client follow up in order to ensure applications are complete for submission to IRC headquarters.
Immigration Services Volunteer
Assist our Immigration team with high-quality, low-cost immigration legal services. Our comprehensive immigration services are provided by fully qualified IRC staff and accredited by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Board of Immigration Appeals.
The volunteer will assist the New Roots Development Coordinator in managing IRC’s CamelBackyard Community Food Hub, particularly the aquaponics greenhouse. Other duties may include assistance with weekly CSA produce box program, hosting virtual classes, posting on social media accounts and helping with outreach efforts.