Join Our Team
ARC teams are reimagining humanitarianism for the 21st Century. We are on a mission to transform our work to be more human, impactful, relevant and authentic. But we need amazing people doing amazing work to help us get there.
Today, we are confronted with an unprecedented array of complex global challenges, and our institutions are struggling in the face of these problems. We believe change is needed. And we’re starting with ourselves.
We’re creating a 21st Century humanitarian organization. If you’re looking to be part of something important and make real change in the world, think about joining us. Take a look at American Refugee Committee’s current worldwide career opportunities.
Volunteers have been an integral part of ARC since the organization was established in 1979. ARC is committed to connecting dedicated individuals with meaningful opportunities to use their talents to impact change.
While we do have regular, ongoing volunteer needs, we also want to hear from you. What is your passion? What are your ideas? What skills and expertise might you lend to our mission?
Rapid Response Team
ARC’s Rapid Response Team (RRT) is a roster of experienced personnel who may be called for short-term emergency assignments, depending on personnel needs, context and location. This is a special opportunity for those with a passion, skills and experience in international humanitarian response. The roster is comprised of current and former relief workers (and other qualified individuals) who are ready to deploy globally on very short notice in the event of an emergency. Typically, team members will conduct initial needs assessments, coordinate with other implementing agencies and design and implement relief projects.
For inclusion on the RRT, ARC thoroughly prescreens all applicants and keeps in regular contact with roster members and in some cases training.
- RRT members have specific skill sets and/or previous international experience.
- RRT includes both volunteers and some paid positions (depending on skill set, experience and available funding).
- Typical assignments are between 1-3 months in locations that may be insecure and may not have basic services such as electricity, running water and health care. All posts are unaccompanied.
If accepted onto the RRT roster, the new member will be contacted during future disaster responses if their skill set is seen as needed in the context of a particular disaster response. However acceptance to the RRT roster is not a guarantee of travel.
Positions will be listed on an as-needed basis on the Careers page. If no postings are listed, please check back as we will be updating the list periodically.