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Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)

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Are you interested in supporting Racial Equity and Social Justice (RESJ) programs that prioritize Immigrant and Refugee Family and Community Services (FACES)?

Project goal: RESJ-FACES programs provide racial equity and social justice-centered,
community-minded, culturally dynamic, multilingual/multicultural support to African, Asian,
Pacific Islander and Slavic Immigrant and Refugee communities.

The FACES program is looking for two types of volunteers:

Group ESL Instructor: Teach ESL to Immigrant and Refugee parents in a group setting, one hour per week. Instructors will be responsible for creating their own ESL class curriculum based on the needs of beginner,
intermediate or advanced levels. This is a remote/virtual opportunity.

Academic Tutor: Support Pre-K through 5th grade Immigrant and Refugee students with
academic tutoring and culturally specific activities at selected schools in the Portland Public
School District. This is a remote/virtual opportunity.

Volunteer Qualifications:
- Commitment to working with diverse populations and non-native English speakers
- Fluency in the following languages: Vietnamese, Somali, Tongan or Russian language
ability helpful
- Interest in participating in group activities that support family connection, cultural
identity, wellness and wellbeing and cultural sharing within the larger school community
- Availability during evenings and afterschool hours
- Volunteers must commit to working a minimum of 1-2 hours per week for 8 weeks
- Background check, interview and orientation are required
- Age Requirement: 18 and over
- The RESJ-FACES volunteer positions are remote/virtual opportunities at this time.

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About Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)


10301 NE Glisan St. Portland (Main Office), 4424 NE Glisan St. Portland (Asian Family Center), 631 NE 102nd Ave. Portland (Africa House), Portland, OR 97220, US

Mission Statement

To promote the integration of refugees, immigrants, and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy and inclusive multi-ethnic society.


The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) is a non-profit organization established in 1976 to serve immigrants and refugees in Portland, Oregon. IRCO assists individuals and families successfully navigate their lives from cradle through career. IRCO provides programs and volunteer opportunities in the following areas:

  • Employment Preparation and Literacy
  • Employment Skills Training
  • Employment Placement Services
  • Youth Employment Services
  • Family and Domestic Violence Services
  • Youth Academic and Employment Services
  • Senior Services
  • Health Education and Advocacy
  • Interpretation and Translation Services
  • Community Development Services
Immigrants & Refugees
Race & Ethnicity


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Cross-cultural Communication




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours per week for the ESL Instructor role as well as the academic tutoring and mentoring positions.

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