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You can make a world of difference by becoming a regular giver

Join the movement of people all around the world doing good and acting for humanity.

In times of uncertainty and crises, you can be there for people who are doing it tough. No matter what.

Just $0.82 a day can provide a regular check in, giving people who are elderly, living alone, or vulnerable someone to talk to.

The warmth of friendship can mean the world to people.

Across Australia, more than 1,000 older people have been paired with a volunteer to provide friendship and support. It’s just one way we ensure older people remain connected to their community and stay well and independent*.

In a time of a global pandemic, genuine and beautiful friendships have become increasingly rare, with close to half of all Australians regularly feeling lonely.

Your support can ensure that older people make valuable social connections with our friendly volunteers, ensuring they aren’t alone.


*Services are available in ACT, NSW, TAS, VIC and WA.

A timeless friendship

Despite their age gap running in to the decades, Val and Allie have a timeless friendship that radiates warmth, kindness, and love. At more than 90 years old, and with no family nearby, Val is keen to meet people, get out, and make new friends, despite living in a nursing home. She met Allie, a volunteer, through Red Cross.

While most Red Cross volunteers see their buddies once a fortnight, Val and Allie are on the phone every day. “We ring each other up, and it’s great, we catch up on what we’ve been doing, and it makes life so interesting,” said Val. Val and Allie go out, have lunches, and simply have a good time together. This means the world to Val, who’s lived a life dedicated to caring for people, as a nurse, and has travelled the world.

For Allie, she believes one of the greatest gifts people can bring to those that may feel lonely is empathy. “I care about Val so much that it makes me feel happy that she knows someone loves her and will take care of her the best way I can,” says Allie.

By joining the movement as a regular giver, your impact can make a world of difference to those in need, people just like Val.

Your donations will help support, empower, and inspire hope to people who need it the most.. This level of demand for our services has been unprecedented since World War II. Your help matters now, more than ever.

When you become a regular giver, you will be a part of the Red Cross movement. A movement of big-hearted humanitarians, just like yourself, that is in 192 countries – in our towns, in our cities – and has been there for people for over 100 years.

   Your act of kindness would make the world of difference. Your donation every 4 weeks will ensure we will be there for people who need it the most, running vital programs, and investing in long-term solutions: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

By joining the movement as a regular giver, your impact can make a world of difference to those in need, just like Val. Over 12 months:

  • $34 every four weeks ($1.21 a day) - can train a Red Cross volunteer to support people who have experienced trauma
  • $52 every four weeks ($1.86 a day) - can help a family seeking asylum in Australia with a new baby essentials kit, which could contain items like nappies and onesies.
Becoming a regular giver really will make a difference and get us one step closer to ending human suffering for everyone. 

Find out more about regular donations

Every day people just like you are helping to make a real difference in the lives of those who are vulnerable through our regular giving program. Generous regular givers support our work by making an automatic donation every four weeks, either by credit card or direct debit. Their ongoing support means we can be there for people facing crisis in Australia and beyond, for years to come.

The easiest way to become a regular giver is here. You can also join over the phone by calling our Customer Care Team on 1800 733 276.

You choose the donation amount and the date. You can pause or cancel your contributions any time you like.

Definitely. At the end of the financial year, we will send you a statement detailing your donations over the past 12 months. We send receipts annually to keep administration costs down but you can request a receipt any time by phoning us on 1800 733 276 or emailing

Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible in Australia.

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