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Volunteering at the International Institute of Buffalo

Do you have a passion for human rights?  Would you like to help welcome people to WNY? Are you part of a group that helps others?



International Institute volunteers:

  • Teach English
  • Help newly arrived refugees
  • Organize donation drives

  • Host and dine with international visitors
  • Help out in our office
  • Contribute professional expertise
  • Participate in a day of service


Internships are available in all departments and may be arranged by contacting the Institute and your school. For more information contact:

Check out the following available internships below – openings for the Spring 2019 term:

Education & International Visitors Intern

Employment Intern

Interpreting & Translation Intern

Project Research & Development Intern

Resettlement Intern

Preferred Communities Intern

Survivor Support Services Intern

Become a volunteer

If you are interested in getting involved, complete our Volunteer Information Form and the Institute’s volunteer coordinator will contact you.

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Support the International Institute

The donation of items and gift cards can assist our clients with setting up their households or easing their burden by providing items needed for to carry out regular day to day activities.

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