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Benefits of Membership

Most important and valuable of all

You will receive the satisfaction and pleasure of supporting a local all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization as we partner with people from throughout the world to promote cultural and educational bonds and global economic development.

Participate in local programming of the IRC

  • Visit Riverside’s “Long Night of Arts and Innovation” inspired by our sister city, Erlangen, Germany.
  • Attend local “meet and greet” activities as Riverside welcomes guests from not only our nine sister cities but also international officials and industry leaders.
  • Participate in IRC’s celebration of volunteers as we recognize local citizen diplomats.

Immerse yourself in the volunteer efforts of one of our nine sister-cities

  • Organize and implement local itineraries for our international visitors.
  • Participate in local fundraising events to support sister city activities.
  • Engage in local projects of our sister cities.

Take a tour to one of our sister cities

Student Benefits

In addition to the benefits afforded to all members:

  • Apply for an internship working directly with the Board of Directors.
  • Gain the experience of volunteering for a nonprofit organization.
  • Membership is a valuable addition to your resume.
  • Participate in activities designed specifically for students.
  • Engage in high school student exchanges to our sister cities of Erlangen, Jiangmen and Sendai.


Be a part of resurgence of Riverside’s International Relations Council, the leadership organization for our nine sister cities and Global Ties and make a difference in the lives of others!