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Volunteering for young people

Volunteering is a great opportunity to make a difference while adding something great to your CV. 

It doesn't matter whether you've got one hour or six months – we have something for you. 

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Volunteer internships

Develop your professional skills, boost your CV and make a positive contribution to our work.

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International youth volunteering

If you’re aged between 18 and 30, you can volunteer in Europe for eight to 12 months with our international youth volunteering programme.

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Hundred 2 Hundreds

Do you have a big fundraising idea? We could give you £100 to make your idea a reality.

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Work experience for young people

A one-week work experience placement could help you gain skills and experience that will prepare you for the working world.

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Why volunteer with us?

You’re young. You’re busy. You’ve got a hundred other commitments. So why spend your precious free time volunteering with the Red Cross?

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Inspired Action: helping organisations work with young volunteers

Does your organisation support young volunteers, with or without disabilities? Take advantage of our free toolkit.

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Volunteer in our shops

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Find roles for 15 to 25-year-olds in our shops with vInspired. Log your volunteering hours, learn new skills and be rewarded with vInspired Awards.

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BIG RED Youth Pack

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Do you have a big fundraising idea? We could give you £100 to make your idea a reality.

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