The Red Cross is charity and humanitarian non-profit organization founded over the century ago with a simple aim – to help people in various troubles and crises. Whether it’s natural disaster situation, floods, storms, tornados, epidemic and general health emergencies, massive accidents, emigration crisis, fire or any other type of tragedy, the Red Cross provides teams for the rescue and intervention. Almost 90% of this amazing, noble and heroic work is provided by the average people volunteering for the Red Cross to serve the community.
These people contribute to international humanitarian activities with their skills, talents, knowledge, dedication, passion and honest commitment. Since the Red Cross needs a different kind of volunteers depending on the current situation, the whole organization includes an impressive range of interests and fields of activities. Depending on your personal talents, ambition, spare time and capacity to get involved, there are plenty of branches you can take part in as the Red Cross volunteer. It is just a brief review of the most common ones.
Great advantage of the leadership talent
The Red Cross is an international organization with offices scattered worldwide and local activities adjusted according to the needs of a given region. This type of tremendous network requires impressive inner organization and hierarchy with inspiring, dexterous and lucid leaders on every level of the organization. If you are born to lead, organize, command, come up with ideas and strategies and have the talent to motivate people in the challenging situation, apply for the leadership training in the Red Cross. These volunteers are in charge of the marketing programs, they deal with the inner organizing of the huge system, recruit new members and make sure the whole system works smoothly.
50% of blood donations due to the Red Cross activity
What one of the most important, continuous activities the Red Cross volunteers provide on a daily basis is recruiting of blood donors. These volunteers work with citizens or larger groups of people (in companies, for example), motivating them to donate blood and save thousands of lives. They even organize driving, lunch, physical support and all other aspects one might require while donating blood.
Rescue teams in all sorts of disasters
This aspect of the Red Cross activity involves millions of volunteers. Whether it’s a massive accident, natural disaster, emigration of thousands or epidemic, these people act right there on the field. They provide physical help, medical services, rescuing actions, organize shelters, supply food and water to the endangered. A single team of these responsive volunteers jumps into the action if a single person or a family is in danger.
Expand the network by educating others
If you possess skills or knowledge on a certain matter and a little bit of talent for presentation and teaching, volunteering as an instructor or a teacher in various fields of interest might be a great role in Red Cross for you. The largest group of educators includes people teaching other how to prevent, prepare and react in different emergency situations. Teaching other to provide first aid, mental help or teaching basics of law, medicine and craftwork are also highly needed here.
Talent for communication is always welcome
Everyone talented for marketing, public relations, communication to the common people directly due to fundraising, community organizing, and other activities is always welcome as the empowerment to the Red Cross.