Volunteers are the backbone of the Islamic Relief USA™ family. They make it possible to get assistance to those who need it most quickly and efficiently. Volunteers assist IRUSA offices around the country every day by performing integral administrative duties, offering expertise for special projects and by helping at fundraising events. In some cases, volunteers also are trained to provide relief efforts in the field.
**To learn how to apply for volunteer work in the field,
check out our Disaster Assistance Response Team page, or visit The Giving Grain Pantry page to learn how you can help provide food for neighbors in need. And read up on Helping Refugees in Our Communities to help at home.**
How to Volunteer
Apply today to be an Islamic Relief volunteer, and turn your extra time into good deeds. Get started on the volunteer application process or update your records.
We’ve posted some extra reference documents you might need right here. Please send your completed forms to email@example.com or by fax to 1-703-370-7201:
- IRUSA Registered Volunteer Application
- Volunteer Emergency Contact Information
- Release of Liability (signature only)
- Code of Conduct (signature only)
In Their Words
We want to know what you have to say about your volunteer experience with us. CLICK HERE to submit your video testimonial about what being a volunteer for Islamic Relief USA means to you. Remember to include your name, how long you’ve volunteered, what you’ve volunteered for, and to let us know what inspires you, why you think volunteering is important, what advice you’d give to those who are new to volunteering or those who are thinking about it but haven’t yet, etc. Make sure to steady the camera while you’re filming, and format your video in “landscape” orientation … Lights, Camera, Action! Submissions are due Dec. 14. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s what other IRUSA volunteers have shared about their experiences.
“Growing up, I always dreamed of an opportunity that would incorporate the fulfillment of my need as well as another person’s need. What Islamic Relief USA does for humanity is beyond words, masha’Allah. Knowing that in the end, on the other side of the world, stands a child smiling gratefully, giving me patience and making volunteering worthwhile.”
-Hasnia Bekkadja, finance volunteer, assisting with accounting
“My team, along with members from the American Red Cross, covered more than 300 miles assessing homes, assessing damage and providing that information to the Federal Emergency Management Agency so that they can provide for the people here.”
-Rika Prodhan, Alabama relief team volunteer
“It’s gratifying to volunteer for IRUSA because I am surrounded by a team of wonderful and passionate people who are devoted to helping needy people all over the globe.”
-Naela Bashar, operations volunteer, assisting with compliance
President’s Volunteer Service Award
Islamic Relief USA’s Volunteer Management Office has been certified by the President’s Volunteer Service Award Program to allow us to award our volunteers for their activities and hours of service. Volunteers track their service hours through our Volunteer Management Office, and after they’ve been certified, volunteers may qualify for the President’s award.
Sign-up for the President’s Volunteer Service Award Program here. Remember to cite NLW-34758, Islamic Relief USA’s award code.