About Us Our Team Trevor Keppel, Community Sponsorship Development Officer Trevor joined the Irish Refugee Council in April 2021. Trevor is the IRC’s Development Officer for the Community Sponsorship programme. Refugee Community Sponsorship allows local communities to prepare to welcome and support a refugee family under the Government’s resettlement programme. The Irish Refugee Council acts as ‘Regional Support Organisation’ for local communities in Ireland, which includes preparing interested community groups in their applications and settlement plans and delivering training to prepare local groups to empower refugee to independence. Prior to joining IRC, Trevor worked as a Urban Planner in a variety of roles including most recently with Green-Schools Ireland. Trevor has for many years worked in volunteer capacity with refugees and asylum seekers in Ireland, including with a local community sponsorship group in Dublin and overseas, as well as on the Greek islands and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Trevor graduated with First Class Honours in 2020 from the Masters in Refugee Integration in Dublin City University as well as holing a Masters in Town Planning.