Volunteer with the British Red Cross

Find a volunteer opportunity near you with the British Red Cross. Join us as an ambulance volunteer, support refugees or help in a charity shop.

Why volunteer with the British Red Cross? 

Volunteer with us to help vulnerable people and make a difference in your community. 

The coronavirus pandemic means people need our help more than ever. As a British Red Cross volunteer, you can be there for people when they need it most. 

We are the world's largest humanitarian organisation, supporting people in the UK and across the world get the help they need when crisis strikes.

We have roles to suit everyone, no matter how much time you have to give and whatever your experience. You can volunteer in some of our services from age 15 and we have opportunities for young people to get involved with our work. 

How can I volunteer?

You can help us in lots of ways. Our opportunities include: 

  • charity shop volunteer
  • ambulance volunteer 
  • refugee support volunteer 
  • wheelchair volunteer

You can even volunteer virtually from home by supporting vulnerable people through our national helpline.

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Search for support at home, independent living and community connector roles

Benefits of volunteering

  • Make a difference to someone's life. 
  • Volunteer with other passionate people. 
  • Be recognised for the skills and experience you bring to our organisation. 
  • Learn new skills that could help your career. 
  • Be a part of the largest humanitarian organisation in the world. 

How to apply

We have roles that suit everyone, whether you can give a few hours or a few days a week. 

Once you have applied, you will receive a confirmation email where you can track your application. We will be in touch with you to arrange a telephone interview with one of our friendly recruiters. 

Depending on the role, we may need to do a criminal record check. Full training for the role will be provided. 

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What is it like to volunteer?

Read stories and watch videos about what volunteering with the British Red Cross is like.