Our people

Psychosocial Support volunteer, Kate.

“To be a tiny part in someone’s journey to safety is so special”

Kate's first deployment as a Psychosocial Support volunteer was a baptism of fire. She was part of the team who helped British nationals evacuating Sudan.

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Mohammed stands in front of Tower Bridge, London before King Charles procession.

"That was me once, I know what it's like"

Mohammed came to the UK as a refugee and now helps people in crisis as an Emergency Response volunteer. He draws on his lived experience to empathise with those he helps.

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Close up of an emergency response volunteer's uniform showing the British Red Cross logo.

2021: a look back at the year in numbers

Some of the amazing things our inspiring supporters helped us do in another unpredictable year

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Four women and two men, including the British Red Cross CEO, hold the progress pride flag. They're stood in the UK head office in front of the trans flag

Celebrating our Pride at the British Red Cross

Staff and volunteers combine Pride and environmental causes to celebrate LGBTQ+ identities.

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Hatim, a volunteer with the British Red Cross, looks relaxed and smiles at the camera.

"Helping others is my medicine"

Hatim is a PhD student and a volunteer with the British Red Cross’s Refugee Support team in Birmingham. Here, Hatim shares his passion for helping young people settle into life in the UK.

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"Volunteering gives me positivity. I look forward to my days in the shop"

Matt’s journey as a British Red Cross volunteer has been transformative, bringing structure, community, and time to focus on recovery after life took a surprising turn in 2022.

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Three volunteers wearing Red Cross lanyards smile in front of the Penarth Red Cross charity shop

“I love fashion and clothes - but what I love even more is people”

Rachel Boo is a sustainable fashion influencer. Here she shares her passion for charity shopping and tells us what she loves about volunteering with the Red Cross in Penarth, Wales.

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"Seeing her run towards them brought tears to my eyes"

Alex was one of the British Red Cross volunteers who supported people arriving from Sudan to UK airports earlier this year. Here, she describes two encounters she'll never forget.

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A British Red Cross volunteer stands outside of a charity shop.

The British Red Cross’ oral history sound archive

Listen to the voices of our volunteers and staff sharing their stories

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Three people eating cake at a festive party for volunteers and service users.

The best ways to donate to charity this Christmas

Wondering what you can do for charity this Christmas? We’ve got 9 rewarding ways you can make a difference with a Christmas charity donation this festive season.

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A man in a British Red Cross uniform hands out stuffed animals to the children of families who have recently arrived from Afghanistan

5 reasons to become an emergency response volunteer

Support your community, learn new skills and make a real difference to someone’s life – including your own.

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A youth volunteer, CJ, smiles into the distance outside the front of a British Red Cross shop

5 ways to make a difference this January

Beat the New Year blues by getting involved with the British Red Cross

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