Red Cross Volunteers are engaged in youth programmes, first aid, ambulance services, mountain rescue, telephone help-lines, disaster management, support for refuges and internally displaced people, health campaigns, advocacy and a myriad of other services with the aim of improving the lives of the vulnerable in communities.
Volunteer work is different from paid work. Volunteering has it’s own unique qualities:
- Volunteers have a strong personal motivation
- Volunteers work part-time
Most people only volunteer a few hours each week. Therefore, volunteering can be combined with any occupation and can continue for many years.
- Red Cross Volunteers are local
They are part of the community. Volunteers know the needs and resources in the community, because they are already there.
For more information and application, see: Red Cross Volunteers