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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. The deadline to apply for a Spring Internship has passed, but if you would like to apply for a Summer or Fall 2020 internship, the application can be found here. See descriptions of each internship below:


Finance Intern

Health Initiatives Intern

Employment Intern

Resettlement Intern

Global Education Intern

Integration Intern

Preferred Communities Intern

Project Research and Development Intern

Survivor Support Intern

Interpreting and Translation 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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