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International aid work

Build your humanitarian career at Red Cross.

Aid workers are normal people doing extraordinary things in the most vulnerable regions of the world.

When natural disasters strike or conflict breaks out, our International aid workers (known as delegates) are ready to be deployed no matter when or where emergency situations arise. Australian Red Cross delegates also play a major role in long-term development by supporting and complementing the work of our partner National Societies.

Now accepting applications for the 2018 Australian Red Cross Delegate Roster

Australian Red Cross is actively recruiting delegates to be part of this global standby workforce. To find out if you have what it takes to be a delegate and how you can develop your career with us, check out the links below.

Are you ready to be a delegate?

Delegates work alongside our National Society partners and must respect and adapt to different cultures and work styles. You could face highly challenging environments, including disaster and conflict zones, where you must be able to operate and thrive.

Applying to be a delegate

Find out how you can be part of our global stand-by workforce and view the current international aid work opportunities.

Build your skills

Our international training courses can help you build the skills and knowledge that underpin a successful career in aid work.

Podcast: How aid works

Ever wanted an intimate chat with people who treat the wounded in wartime, fight epidemics and respond to disasters? Get ready for a wild ride with larger-than-life, uplifting and occasionally tear-jerking stories.