Volunteer profiles

Volunteers are at the heart of everything the Red Cross Red Crescent does. From health and hygiene promotion to disaster response, Movement volunteers are often the first to arrive – indeed, they may even be among the first beneficiaries – and the last to leave. Our volunteers are part of the community they serve and are guided by our seven Fundamental Principles, which ensure they act with integrity at all times.

Meet some of our volunteers

In pictures – volunteers in the frontline of the Philippines response to Typhoon Haiyan

In pictures – volunteers in the frontline of the Philippines response to Typhoon Haiyan

The response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines was immediate with Red Cross volunteers among the first on the scene and able to provide first aid, psychosocial support and other relief.

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Violette Lakulu Nkwewa

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Violette Lakulu Nkwewa

Ever since she was a young girl, Lakulu Nkwewa Violette was inspired by her older brother’s involvement in the Red Cross.

Zambia: Gister Kampamba

Zambia: Gister Kampamba

It was through Gister Kampamba’s work with the Government of Zambia that he became familiar with the Red Cross.

Sierra Leone: Daniel Fallah Kamara-James

Sierra Leone: Daniel Fallah Kamara-James

It was 1978 and I was six years old when I first saw members of the Sierra Leone Red Cross.

South Sudan: Aweil branch

South Sudan: Aweil branch

For volunteers in the Movement's newest National Society, the Red Cross offers a great chance to make an impact on their community.

Mali: Yacouba Maiga

Mali: Yacouba Maiga

When I came back to my village, I discovered in me a need to help my community. This need was bigger than ever before.

Ethiopia: Guyo Golicha

Ethiopia: Guyo Golicha

Guyo Golicha stands tall and dignified. At 42 years of age, he has been a volunteer with the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) since 2006.

Djibouti: Safia Houssein Awaleh

Djibouti: Safia Houssein Awaleh

Safia does not distinguish between the present hardships her community is facing with any other time of the year. For her, the problems are chronic.

Kenya: Abdullahi Ibrahim

Kenya: Abdullahi Ibrahim

Abdul lives in the same community where he is actively volunteering year-round. He has a vested interest in helping those around him, and he is proud to be contributing to the sustained livelihoods of his community.



International Volunteer Day

La Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja es la mayor organización humanitaria del mundo, con 190 sociedades miembros. Siendo uno de los componentes del Movimiento Internacional de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja, nuestra labor se rige por los siete principios fundamentales: humanidad, imparcialidad, neutralidad, independencia, voluntariado, unidad y universalidad.