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News from Richmond, VA

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


ELT Tutor

Help newcomers adjust to the United States by providing English Tutoring


Bus Orientation Trainer

Teach clients how to navigate their communities


Items needed for refugees in Richmond

The IRC in Richmond is committed to bringing our refugee clients from harm to home. As a part of that commitment, we provide them with necessities – such as clothing and household items – they will need to start rebuilding their lives here. To do this, the IRC relies on donated items from community partners that are passed into the hands of our clients free of charge.


Walk-in Case Acceptance Policy Update

The IRC offices in Virginia are updating their policy for accepting new resettlement cases applying for services under the Afghan Placement and Assistance Program (APA).


Youth Tutor

Provide support in school subject areas (Math, English, Science, History, etc.) with newly arrived refugee youth. Please note we ask for 5-10 hours per month if committing to this opportunity.


Youth Mentor

Assist youth age 15 - 24 in achieving their education or career goals.


Benefits Renewal Assistance Volunteer

Do you have 3-5 hours a week to dedicate to keeping families connected or reconnecting them to the social service benefits for which they are eligible?


Expanding Our Impact Through Community Family Sponsorship

The IRC will expand the scope of the HOME program outside of the immediate Charlottesville and Richmond area to other communities in Central Virginia. We are seeking the support of faith and civic groups to co-sponsor a family; working alongside the IRC, setting up their apartment, collecting donations for the family, helping them to learn English and navigate their new community.


How to Help Afghan Evacuees in Virginia

Ways to support Afghan Special Immigrants (ASIs) arriving in Virginia.


Family Mentor

Be a cultural ambassador. Teach skills that encourage self-sufficiency.