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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.

Browse our volunteering roles to find an opportunity that suits you.

Please note: Our volunteer application pages will be unavailable from 5pm on Friday 24 April until 9am on Monday 27 April due to system maintenance. You will not be able to start, work on or complete applications during this time.

Search for volunteer vacancies

Young man volunteering in a charity shop

Retail: our 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.

Woman at her front door greeting the volunteer who's bringing her groceries

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.

Sam Clewes the event first aid volunteer

First aid

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

A Red Cross intern sits at her desk in London

Volunteer internships

Develop your professional skills, boost your CV and make a real difference to our work.

Volunteers comforts a couple after an incident

Emergency response UK

Day or night, in an emergency you’ll be there to help when someone needs it most.

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

Youth and schools

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.

Woman at computer

Volunteering at home

You don't have to leave your home to volunteer for the British Red Cross.