International Rescue Committee New Roots Intern

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Basic Information

Address: 2305 Parklake Drive Northeast #100, Atlanta, GA 30345
Phone Number: 678 636 8928
Director: Duncan de la Feld

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Additional Information

Clearances Required: No
Background Check: Yes
Ages for Volunteer: 18 +
Minimum Hours Required: 15 hours
Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC in Atlanta office was established in 1979 and has resettled over 21,000 refugees from nearly 50 countries into the Greater Atlanta area. As the largest refugee resettlement agency in Georgia, the IRC in Atlanta resettles an average of 800 refugees into Georgia annually and provides additional services and assistance to another 1,500 refugees and asylees.

Program History:

• Assist with educational programs and workshops at Clarkston High School garden and North DeKalb Mall Community garden and perform outdoor maintenance as needed
• Support implementation of a Food Secure Resettlement program for new arrivals, including adult education classes and staff trainings
• Assist New Roots Program Coordinator with outreach, press releases, articles, and events
• Work with faculty and students at Clarkston High School to create and promote a school Garden Club in Spring 2015

• Strong interest in working with international clients
• Proven ability to work with consideration and respect for cross-cultural differences
• Excellent communication and project management skills
• Ability to work independently and take initiative
• Interest or experience in vegetable gardening, public health, or nutrition