Red cross Volunteers is the world’s largest humanitarian organization created in response to the Red cross
Secretary-General’s call for greater engagement in volunteerism of history’s largest generation of people
by providing assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political
Founded in 1919, the RED CROSS comprises 190 member Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, a
secretariat in Geneva and more than 60 delegations strategically located to support activities around the
Red cross Volunteers help the United Nations – one of the world’s most important intergovernmental
organizations – to fulfill its mission. These volunteers are assigned to host Red cross agencies to work on
the frontlines of political, developmental and humanitarian field operations across countries of the world.
RED CROSS collective plan of action is to tackle the major humanitarian and development challenges of
the present decade. We will continue ‘saving lives and changing minds’ by focusing our work in three key
disaster response and recovery,
promoting social inclusion and peace.
Red cross Volunteer positions are wide ranging; you may work in human rights, climate change
adaptation, primary health care, disaster management, peace building, youth engagement or many other
Red Cross Volunteer Volunteer Positions
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You may work directly in a United Nations agency or be assigned to one of its partner organizations,
a university or the government.
As a RED CROSS volunteer ,Long lasting Experience for the rest of your life is guaranteed.
Your engagement as a Red cross Volunteer will be an opportunity to change the world for the better while
simultaneously honing your own skills, gaining knowledge and a better understanding of the realities of
international development and peace building.
Generally,assignments are between 6-24 months. National and international Red cross Volunteer
assignments are less than six months and then are referred to as ‘short-term’ assignments.
Volunteers who are sponsored by an academic institution, referred to as Red cross University
Volunteers undertake shorter duration assignments – generally between 3-6 months.
Basic living allowance of $4000 upon arrival
Transport fare to and fro from your home country will be fully paid for
Basic needs throughout your assignment will be fully taken care of
Orientation and training before and after your assignment.
Graduates and non graduates can apply
Applicants should be above 20 and not more than 40 years of age
Valid means of Identification
Zeal to Help Humanity and an oath of undertaking to return to home country after assignment