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Join our friendly team of volunteers and do something positive for your community.

Anyone can volunteer. It doesn’t matter what your skills, experience or background are, or how much time you have to give.

Please search below for volunteering opportunities at the British Red Cross.

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A young man smiling as he serves a customer in a Red Cross charity shop

Volunteer in our charity shops

Volunteer in many roles from serving customers to creating eye-catching displays.

A local band at a concert to raise money for the Red Cross


There's much more to fundraising than just rattling a bucket. It's fun, rewarding and an opportunity to meet new people.

User of our services greets a support at home volunteer as he brings her shopping

Independent living: help people at home

From giving people confidence to doing a weekly shop, our volunteers help people to live independently in their own home.

Event first aid volunteers at a night event

First aid

Train to provide first aid at a range of exciting events - or teach first aid to others.

Volunteers comforts a couple after an incident

Emergency response volunteering

Be there to help people in need during a UK emergency.

Young people discussing issues

Volunteering for young people

Volunteer internships, work experience, volunteering abroad and more.

A volunteer at the refugee service.

Refugee support

Offer practical support and advice to refugees and asylum seekers to help them settle in to a new environment.

The reunion of mother and daughter

International family tracing

When families are separated by war or disaster, we search for lost loved ones. Join the team that helps reunite families.

School students taking part in a workshop

Education and training

Do you have what it takes to inspire young people about humanitarian work and the Red Cross?

Woman on the phone


Support our work for people in crisis and be a valued member of an office team.