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Volunteer for us

Volunteers discuss an incident with fireman© InfoVolunteers are the lifeblood of the British Red Cross. They save and change lives, raise vital funds and run our shops. Without them, we simply would not be able to deliver our services, which help hundreds of thousands of people in crisis every year.

Anyone can volunteer. It doesn’t matter what your skills, experience or background are, or how much time you have to give. Even if you only have a couple of hours a week to spare, we'll have something to suit you.


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How could you help us?

Would you like to be there when someone needs it most? Join one of our volunteering teams and we'll provide you with all the training needed.

Sometimes it's the little things that make the biggest difference. Help brighten someone's day by volunteering with one of our schemes.

Are you a good listener? Help refugees and asylum seekers adjust to life in the UK, or help them make contact with their families.

Fancy doing a bit of fundraising to help us support people in crisis - or maybe you'd prefer to lend a hand in a Red Cross shop?

If you're hoping to work in the charity sector, a volunteer internship could be just the thing for you - or maybe you'd like to support us as an office volunteer?

Learn how to inspire other people and pass on new skills by taking on an educational volunteering role. There are few more rewarding volunteering experiences.

Make a difference while adding something great to your CV. Whether you've got one hour or six months, we'll have something you can do.

If you’re thinking of volunteering, you probably have a few questions. This section will set you on the right path.


Volunteer stories

Volunteer Lizzie helps people cope at home after a hospital stay, increasing their confidence.