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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 additional 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.

Join an IRC Committee: The board of directors of the International Relations Council relies on active committees to develop strategies and action plans for the work of the organization. For more information, please click here.

Volunteer with Another Organization

Dinner Diplomacy Opportunity
Saturday, January 26, 5:30 p.m. – Global Ties KC seeks two hosts to welcome three visitors each into their home. This special program is for young European leaders regarding "Current U.S. Social, Political, and Economic Issues". Visitors include Parliament members from Bulgaria, Cyprus, and Romania; a Director of Urban Reform from Greece; as well as a Mayor from Latvia. Dinner Diplomacy hosts are asked to pick up their visitors from their hotel, take them home for dinner, then return them at the end of the evening. If you are interested in hosting 3-6 visitors, contact Sarah Martin at smartin@globaltieskc.org.
 
 Homestay Hosting Opportunity
Global Ties KC is looking for homes within the KC Metro to welcome 6 Ukraine visitors for one week. These professionals are in Kansas City on a program regarding "Roma Issues". They will learn how to engage marginalized communities to promote a more equitable society. Visitors will attend meetings with Global Ties KC from 9-5 p.m. on weekdays, with the weekend available for cultural activities. They ask that families provide a bed, breakfast, dinner, and an authentic American experience.  For more information contact Sarah Martin at 816-421-4231 or smartin@globaltieskc.org.
 
Global FC Seeks Volunteers for Multiple Opportunities
Global FC » exists to bridge diverse cultures to come together. Using soccer as a vehicle for transformative impact, the nonprofit supports under-served youth and families including refugees in the Kansas City area with the tools to overcome obstacles to success. They are currently seeking volunteers for numerous positions, including: coaches, assistant coaches, team managers, team mentors, mentors, drivers, tutors, as well as general volunteers. To find out more about these incredible opportunities to impact youth in life transformational ways, contact: Mariya Dostzadah Goodbrake at mariya@branch-global or Ella Munthali at ella@branch-global.com.

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 in Action: once a week for two hours, meet with a single mentee to help them improve their English speaking skills as their Conversation Mentor. This program occurs at library locations of the participants’ choice.
  • 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

To learn more, please visit the RISE website » or email the team ».