Volunteering has been at the very heart of the Red Cross since its inception in 1920.Volunteers are the backbone of all Indian Red Cross activities, helping branches to run successful programmes and assisting millions of vulnerable people in need. IRCS rewards and recognizes volunteers whenever possible and provides appropriate personal development opportunities.
IRCS recruits volunteers irrespective of their race, ethnicity, sex, religious belief, age, and disability or membership.
All volunteers are entitled to become a Member of Indian Red Cross Society; can have appropriate training to be able to undertake the agreed tasks or role; and accept or refuse any task or role in accordance with code of ethics or fundamentals of voluntary service.
If one wants to become a Volunteer, Please contact nearest State / UT / District Red Cross (State Branch addresses - North zone, South zone, East zone, West zone)
Youth and Junior Red Cross
A substantial portion of the membership of Indian Red Cross Society is made up of young people. Young volunteers can make a significant contribution to meeting the needs of the most vulnerable people within their local communities through Red Cross youth programme.
When can we start?
At the beginning of the school /college term is a good time to start programmes, but you can contact your local branch at any time for more information.
Ask your counsellor/program officer (teachers/lecturers) and contact District Red Branch /State Red Cross Branch if you do not have a Red Cross wing in your school/colleges.