Get Involved at IRIS

Volunteers and interns are an invaluable part of the IRIS team, helping us welcome and walk alongside refugees as they begin new lives in Connecticut.

Our volunteers and interns are community members, professionals, students, retirees, and others who serve with refugees and the IRIS staff in a variety of ways.

Due to international and local attention on the global refugee crisis, IRIS is currently receiving a high number of volunteer and internship applications. Please be patient as you wait for a reply to your application and understand that we may be more selective during this time to best utilize volunteer and intern assistance.

Volunteers serve in our office or one-on-one directly with a refugee and commit to 3+ hours per week for a minimum of three months. Volunteer roles are filled on a rolling basis and not all roles are open at all times.

How to apply: Click HERE to see which IRIS volunteer roles are currently available.

Fill out the IRIS Volunteer Application. Submit your application to the Volunteer Coordinator & Acculturation Programs Coordinator at volunteer@irisct.org.  Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview, and if accepted, will attend a Volunteer Orientation before beginning their commitment.

Interns serve in our office and commit to 15+ hours per week for a minimum of three months, and all internships are unpaid. Our interns are typically undergrad and master’s students, but internships are also open to any community member who is interested in the work and able to make the commitment. Internship roles are filled on a rolling basis and not all roles are open at all times.

How to apply: Click HERE to see which IRIS internships are currently available.

Fill out the IRIS Intern Application. Send your application to the Volunteer Coordinator & Acculturation Programs Coordinator at volunteer@irisct.org. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview, and if accepted, will attend an Intern Orientation before beginning their internship.

 

IRIS Intern Application

IRIS Volunteer Application

IRIS Volunteer Opps Summer 2016

IRIS Intern Opps SUMMER 2016

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