Read stories from our volunteers and find out how volunteering changed their lives and the lives of vulnerable people.
Susan is an expert in comfort and virtual hugs. She and hundreds of other volunteers phone people who are struggling to let them know there’s a community, right here, they can lean on.
This International Women’s Day we pay tribute to incredible women the world over for powering change, for helping others, for leading the way.
Pamela became a Red Cross volunteer last December. Her first emergency experience was in the communities impacted by the unprecedented bushfires that have burned across the country. This is her story.
Cut off from the world by fires, the only way out was by ship. Red Cross was there at every step.
As bushfires rage through the hills of Kempsey, Red Cross volunteers create a warm and welcoming place for people whose lives have been disrupted.
We couldn’t agree more with these wise words from valued volunteer Trish!
People are carrying out acts of kindness every day and we want to encourage more of it!
How one man’s mission to finally get a driver licence turned into a passion to support others.
When a grandmother and her twin granddaughters arrived at the Miriam Vale evacuation centre seeking refuge from bushfires, volunteer Joy sprang into action to help them get to their formal.
Almost half of all Australians experience loneliness – a little or a lot. So why can’t we try to beat it together?
From people who have survived fires and floods to the volunteers who help them to cope and put their lives back together, those who've been there share what they learned.
From a princess to a stuntman to a rapper – meet 21 stars from Australia and around the world who’ve helped Red Cross do what it does.
This week we’re celebrating all the people who take action to make Australia a better place.
Rhonda is on call around the clock as a volunteer with one of our youth justice programs. She explains what inspires her to help young people going through tough times.
Mary Edwards is known around the Red Cross office in Adelaide for her beaming smile. She volunteers there every Friday to help staff with administration work, a role she says makes her feel useful.
Using his expertise as a horticulturalist, Saeed spends his Saturday mornings volunteering at the Red Cross community garden in inner-Adelaide.
When Carla Roncati-Rodriguez moved far away from her home country, Brazil, to live with her husband and three kids in Australia, she experienced a completely different culture.
Telecross volunteers around the country make more than 7000 phone calls every day, even on Christmas Day. That’s thousands of connections that are a positive start to a person’s day.
Need a hug? Meet some of the crafty knitters who lovingly hand make Trauma Teddies and put smiles on the faces of kids and adults alike.
Enter into the world of the Rundle Street store; where the people are just as surprising as the items you’ll find.
What’s it like going into prison? What are the inmates like? Find out about life on the inside in this candid chat with volunteers Brian and Jess.
Thomas, 21, began volunteering at the Red Cross shop 18 months ago. He was inspired by his best friend who was already volunteering there.
One day, Robert woke up and realised he had no one else in his life. So he decided to volunteer, and built himself a community.
What's your secret weapon for getting a job? A strong resume? Great interview skills? For some people a volunteer mentor is the trick.
When James turned 40 his doctor told him his health was in a bad way and his future didn't look good. Today, James is not only healthy and strong he's giving back to the place that changed his life.
We talk to two volunteers at different stages of their careers to see how volunteering helps them.
For volunteer Colin Anker, it’s an honour to spend time with Reg, a World War Two veteran and centenarian.
The Red Cross members and volunteers build community and raise thousands at the huge Bindaring Clothing Sale
Volunteering is a way for Sam to forge a career in mental and Indigenous health, but he has gained so much more from it than a boost to his resume.
Born with a disability and teased at school, Rachel has overcome challenges to live her best life. Rachel tells how volunteering has played a part in her happiness.
Toni makes weekly visits to several residents of aged care homes, calls isolated people living alone and she's made more than 460 donations to the Red Cross Blood Service.