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Who are Young Humanitarians?

Red Cross is the largest humanitarian organisation in the world and works to help improve the lives of vulnerable people in Australia and around the world.

Today, over half of the world's population is under the age of 30. We are part of the largest ever generation of young people in human history. Now is the time for us to rally behind the issues and causes that are most important to us.

Red Cross young humanitarians are young people up to the age of 30 years who are keen to support the work of Red Cross in many different ways.

Do you want something more, something worthwhile, something that will help change your life and the lives of others?

Young humanitarians may come from all cultures, backgrounds and communities but all are looking to go the extra mile and make a difference, one act at a time.

Not afraid to dive right in, young humanitarians bring great energy, fabulous culture and awesome creativity to Red Cross.

From joining in a flashmob to volunteering in disasters or grabbing a paintbrush at a humanity festival, young humanitarians are ready to take action.

There is a range of interesting and exciting ways that young people can make their move as a young humanitarian:

  • Learn about what other young people are doing in their local or global community with Red Cross.
  • Participate in a Red Cross program, project, activity or event.
  • Lead by becoming involved in our national youth leadership networks.
  • Explore the resources available to help support Red Cross and join in the conversation by 'liking' Red Cross Young Humanitarians on Facebook.