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Youth volunteering opportunities

Volunteering is one of the seven fundamental principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The support and time of Young Humanitarians as volunteers is highly valued, so we aim to offer a variety of volunteering programs for teens and young adults (under 30)..

Young people play an active role in building strong and healthy communities. Young volunteers participate in Red Cross in many different ways, whether you're interested in participating in projects, programs, events or decision-making, there are opportunities for you to make a unique difference in the lives of the communities that we work with.

Some examples of the ways in which young people volunteer with Red Cross include:

  • Our programs and services
  • University clubs
  • Leading and attending events
  • Youth Advisory Committees
  • In our offices
  • Aid work overseas
  • Developing projects and more!

To find volunteer work for teens and young people that suits you and the amount of time you can donate, explore our programs by clicking on the links below:


James believes his volunteer work with Red Cross will play a vital role in his future career path. Aiming to combine his medical degree with his Red Cross humanitarian work, James wants to become a doctor working overseas helping vulnerable people.