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Volunteering in Norway

Placements abroad

See the kinds of international projects that are open to volunteers aged between 18 and 30 who live in the UK.

Nepalese woman cries in the rubble

Join the Disaster Relief Alliance

Become a highly involved member of our close team. You will invest in our disaster preparedness and relief work, participate in inspiring events and help us innovate how we deliver aid.

Boxes being unloaded from an aeroplane

Red Cross reaches two million people in Yemen with humanitarian aid

19 Jan 2016

The Red Cross and the Yemeni Red Crescent are providing two million people in Yemen with humanitarian aid through a co-ordinated programme.

Discussion between an ICRC delegate and  detainees

The Geneva Conventions

The four Geneva Conventions, agreed by every country, set out how soldiers and civilians should be treated in wartime.

Grande-Synthe refugee camp near Dunkirk, France.

Red Cross helps refugees and migrants in France

23 Dec 2015

British and French Red Cross volunteers have delivered aid to five refugee camps in northern France.

A Land Rover and an ambulance parked outside auction house Bonhams

Land Rover “Defender 2,000,000” auction raises vital funds for Red Cross Nepal project

17 Dec 2015

A one-of-a-kind Land Rover Defender sold for £400,000 at a charity auction at Bonhams last night. Half the funds raised will go towards a Red Cross community project in Nepal.

Distributing aid to people in Syria

Overseas secondments

Do you have the skills and experience to help people after conflict has torn their lives apart? We employ people for a range of roles, including health workers, mechanics, language experts and logisticians.

South Africa Boniswe and daughter in their home

Boniswe's story: life with a smile

She may be living with HIV, but Boniswe Petronella Maphanga, 30, has a radiant smile, a gentle sing-song voice and a joyful attitude to life.

South Africa Florence smiles as she lies in bed

Florence's story: "I’m frightened of passing away and there being no one to look after the children"

After losing all her children, Florence, 75, now cares for all six grandchildren and the Red Cross provides them with vital support.

Londaka outside the Red Cross kids club

Londaka's story: memories of my mother

Londaka is one of 1.4 million children orphaned by HIV-related illness in South Africa. Pink is her favourite colour, as was her mother’s.

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