Welcome to the International Federation's volunteers section. Volunteers have been the backbone of our Movement since its birth in 1863. Today, as ever they are central to all activities of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, contributing to the success of our National Societies and assisting millions of vulnerable people in times of greatest need.
The Movement currently has more than 13 million active volunteers.
Explore this volunteer section and find out how you can become part of the world's largest humanitarian Movement. Discover how you can contribute toward making this world a better place to live in by working with us to assist in the lives of the most vulnerable in our communities.If you wish to volunteer, please contact the society in your region.
Ready to volunteer?
Do you volunteer? Thinking about volunteering? Want to know more about volunteering with the Red Cross or Red Crescent? Explore this volunteer section to find out how you can become part of the world's largest humanitarian Movement.
Join the team
Millions of Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers play an essential role in support of their communities throughout the world. This volunteer section gives you the basic information about volunteering with Red Cross Red Crescent. On these pages you will find information about how you can volunteer, joining us in our mission to the most vulnerable improve their lives.
Contact your local Red Cross or Red Crescent
You can contribute in making this world a better place by working with us as a volunteer. Contact the Red Cross or Red Crescent society in your country. Find out how you might become a volunteer!
Interested in volunteering overseas?
The International Federation does not recruit volunteers to work overseas. Nor do we coordinate exchange programmes between National Societies. For vacant staff positions in the International Federation, visit http://jobnet.ifrc.org.
Volunteering development in the International Federation
Volunteers need support and good management to be able to make a difference in their country. The International Federation’s volunteering development programme provide Red Cross Red Crescent societies with tools and resources to provide a favourable internal and external environment that encourages and facilitates the work of volunteers, as well as promotes volunteerism across all sectors of civil society.