International Rescue Committee

Basic Information

Address: 2305 Parklake Drive, Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30345
Phone Number: 678-636-8928
Fax Number: 404-292-5325

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Adult literacy, ESL, youth education
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: Refugees
Hours of Service: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Days of Service: Monday - Friday
Mission Statement:

The IRC provides opportunities for refugees to thrive in America. Each year, thousands of refugees are invited by the U.S. government to seek safety and freedom. Forced to flee conflict or persecution, many have survived for years against incredible odds. They step off the plane with next to nothing but their dignity, hope and determination. In Atlanta and many other regional offices across the country, the IRC helps them rebuild their lives.

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ESL Assistant: Impart the gift of language! 2-8 hours a week

ES      L:  9:30-11:30am and 12-2:00pm, M-Th; VESL: 2-4:00pm, M-Th

Our English as a Second Language (ESL) classes help newly arrived refugees learn English so that they can secure early employment and perform the daily tasks necessary for their family's well-being. Volunteers assist staff instructors in two ESL classes: ESL I focusing on pre-literate clients and ESL II focusing on more advanced clients. Both classes take place Monday through Thursday. Volunteers are also needed in the VESL class, which has a vocational focus geared toward job readiness. 

First Things First Assistant: Prepare women and children to thrive their new communities!                2-8 hours a week; 9:30-11:30am, M-Th

IRC’s First Things First Program (FTF) is a women’s literacy class that provides English instruction to refugee mothers while providing educational childcare. Volunteers assist in the classroom and help care for the children while their mothers learn. FTF focuses on pre-literate clients and equipping them with the knowledge needed to successfully transition.   


Computer Lab Assistant: Close the technology gap! 2-12 hours a week; 9:00am-4:00pm, M-F

Assist clients in acquiring essential computer literacy skills. Volunteers help refugee clients learn how to navigate the Internet, create email accounts, improve their typing skills, create resumes, apply to jobs, and learn basic functions of MS Office. The computer lab has both open lab time and particular classes.

Youth Tutor: Help students meet challenges beyond the classroom!                                                        2-10 hours a week; 3:00-5:30pm, M-Th

IRC’s After-School Program is designed for refugee and American students in grades 7 to 12. The program provides academic assistance, helps youth transition into their new homes and schools, and builds leadership skills. Volunteers provide homework help, mentoring, and support for students at three locations: Clarkston High School, Druid Hills High School, and the International Student Center, and assist with summer programming.