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IRC volunteers help us with out events and programs, without them we would be unable to do what we do. We appreciate the work of all of our past, present, and future volunteers and look forward to working with you soon.

Volunteer Now
Please watch this space for future volunteer opportunities, or look for announcements in the weekly newsletter ».

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
To express interest in one of the volunteer opportunities below, fill out this form », and we'll be in touch with more information.

Blog Writer: Become a contributor to the IRC's World Citizen Blog, whether on a one-time or a recurring basis. To learn more about what we look for in blog posts, please click here ».

Event Support: Possible roles include registration, general support, event-specific support, and food and beverage service. Opportunities may not be available at all events. If we do not currently require event support, we will e-mail you when opportunities become available.

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KC Scholars Seeks Volunteers to Review Applications
KC Scholars will need more than 200 community members to review essays and recommendations. This is a great way to become part of a large movement in KC and help more Kansas Citians go to and complete college. Applications open at www.kcscholars.org » on January 1 and are due by February 2, 2018. Volunteers will commit 18-20 hours between mid-March and early April. Only 2.5 hours are in-person at a training. The rest of the time is spent wherever you like  by reviewing applications online. You can review from anywhere! For more information: info@kcscholars.org » or 816-581-5700.

Unbound Seeks Volunteers to Help Prepare Holiday Greetings
Join Unbound at their Kansas City headquarters, helping prepare holiday greetings from sponsored friends in envelopes for mailing all across the world. The cards are a vital part of the encouraging relationships built between sponsors and sponsored friends. On your visit, in addition to stuffing letters, your group will have a chance to tour their building, eat lunch with their staff, and learn more about the Unbound program. This is a great opportunity for all, from corporate groups to high school students. Contact their Service Center at scvolunteer@unbound.org » to schedule a time to volunteer.

KC Public Library Seeks Volunteers
Refugee & Immigrant Services & Empowerment is a division of the Kansas City Public Library’s Outreach Department, dedicated to connecting refugee and immigrant patrons and community members to resources for their success. RISE seeks volunteers for the following programs:

  • English for Citizenship Preparation: assist instructor in weekly classes, two hours/week for 12 weeks, one-hour volunteer training session required
  • Citizen Interview Mentor Sessions: work one-on-one to prepare patrons for naturalization interview, one to two hours/week, flexible scheduling, two hours of volunteer training required
  • English-Language Learning: lead small classes (life skills, basic English speaking/reading/writing), two hours/week, one hour of training required

Contacts: Julie Robinson », RISE manager (816-701-3587); Jane Lee », citizenship coordinator (816-701-3673); Katie Taylor », English language coordinator (816-701-3712); Rita Edmonds », RISE VISTA (816-701-3546)

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