Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
The mission of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is to help people whose lives & livelihoods are shattered by conflict & disaster to survive, recover, & gain control of their future.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.
I started volunteering with this agency so I could use the skills I had and learn something new in the process. The volunteer coordinator looked at my resume and knew right away what department I would fit into. WOW! I could see myself staying here for a long time. They offer volunteering in many areas, employment, counseling, case management, education, etc. I cannot say enough how much I am appreciated and thanked for my service. As volunteers, we are included in the trainings along with the staff. I would recommend this agency to anyone that wants to do an internship, learn and do something different. I really look forward to coming here every week!