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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?

One-Time Volunteer Opportunities

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Apply here as an individual volunteer and apply here for a group volunteer opportunity.


Internships are available in all departments and may be arranged by contacting the Institute and your school. Check out the descriptions of following available internships below. Deadline to apply for a Spring Internship is December 1st and the application can be found here. Openings for the Spring 2020 term:

Education & International Visitors Intern

Employment Intern

Finance Intern

Interpreting & Translation Intern

Project Research & Development Intern

Resettlement Intern

Preferred Communities Intern

Survivor Support Services Intern

Email Jordan Soldaczewski at for any questions about volunteer and internship programs.

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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