Why Volunteer With IRCO?

At IRCO, our volunteers are considered part of our family, our greatest advocates, and crucial to our mission. Our volunteers provide essential skills and knowledge to fulfill our mission, meaning your time can have a real impact on people’s lives. Volunteering with IRCO can also provide a transformative opportunity to be part of a diverse group and gain exposure to different areas of social services.

There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities ranging from one-time to ongoing across most of our programs and with IRCO Events. If you’re interested in a position, simply fill out the application and our Volunteer Team will get in touch with next steps!

Please note: Some volunteer positions require a background check and other requirements to ensure the safety of our clients and each volunteer. Check the volunteer description to make sure that this is the right fit for you and make sure to read our Volunteer Agreement before applying.

Questions? Contact volunteer@irco.org.

Tadao K

Furniture & Supply Mover volunteer with Fundraising department

While efficiently navigating furniture pick ups, he made me feel like I was a hero saving the day. I could never doubt how much my help was appreciated.

Olga R

Interpreter/Translator volunteer with the Slavic & Eastern European Center

I loved interpreting and transcribing a video project where over a hundred of Ukrainian refugees tell their war story and how IRCO helped them overcome their predicament. I was very touched and moved by these stories and was very happy to witness how IRCO was making a real difference. 

Lan W.

IRCO Tax Support Clinic

Through meeting and interacting with customers, I experience the richness and diversity in life. It's been a joy to help people and to see them leave happily after fulfilling their annual tax obligations with the help of a team of volunteers.

Current Volunteer Listings

We're always adding new volunteer opportunities to our schedule, so check back often!

Position Length: Long-Term

New Beginnings Market Greeter

Location: 7911 NE 33rd Drive, unit 290 Portland OR, 97211 • Accessible by TriMet Bus Line 70. Bus Stop 2800 Block NE Riverside Way.
Position Length: Short-Term

RESJ-WAS – High School Tutor

Location: In person at the following high school campuses: Roosevelt, Franklin & McDaniel High Schools
Position Length: One-Time

PNI – After School Tutor

Location: In Person with 3 location options: HB Lee Middle School, Reynolds Middle School, & Reynolds High School

Robyn U.

IRCO Tax Support Clinic

I have so enjoyed meeting and working with the incredible staff at IRCO, who have been so supportive with me as a volunteer in the tax clinic. I am humbled by the immigrants and refugees to come to the clinic for help with their taxes.

Jack B.

Refugee Resettlement & Placement program

About Jack: "[He] supports the Refugee Resettlement & Placement (R&P) Program as a Transportation Assistant and has logged over 30 hours of service. He goes above and beyond to support last-minute requests, improvise, and accommodate clients' needs."


Refugee Resettlement & Placement program volunteer

About Monica: "Monica is energetic, smart, in-tune with IRCO’s clients and needs, and always looking out! She goes above and beyond the call of duty by connecting with other volunteers in the program to coordinate and get things done over the weekend!"

For Current Volunteers


You can log your hours, check your schedule, and change your contact information from Volgistics, our Volunteer Portal. Log in with your unique username and password given to you after becoming an approved IRCO Volunteer 

Video Tutorial

Watch the brief video tutorial on how to navigate the Volgistics Portal .

Volunteer Handbook

Download Our Volunteer Handbook