Opportunities-Become A Canadian Red Cross Paid Volunteer

The Canadian Red Cross team is made up of thousands of employees and volunteers, from coast to coast, who positively impact lives in Canada and internationally.  Our humanitarian mission connects us to people and communities across Canada and around the world

The Red Cross offers meaningful and challenging work that positively impacts the lives of Canadians and vulnerable people around the world.

Who is Needed

Our international aid workers are everyday people doing extraordinary things in the most vulnerable regions of the world. They respond to emergencies (natural disasters or conflict) or work alongside partner National Societies on development projects. They include health professionals, capacity builders/organizational development specialists, project managers, water/sanitation engineers, financial specialists, administration support, logistics experts, communications officers.

  • International Aid Delegates
  • Emergency Response Delegates
  • International Operations Staff in Canada

Before You Apply

  • Are You Ready to Be an International Aid Worker? Our aid workers work alongside our National Society partners and must respect and adapt to different cultures and work styles.
  • Stories From the Field; The Red Cross has international aid workers and emergency response experts in locations around the world. These stories told from the perspective of Canadian Red Cross aid workers are intended to help you understand what it’s like to work in the field.
  • Benefits; Each overseas mission differs. This information is provided to give a general overview of the international aid worker compensation and benefits.
  • Application Process; There are several steps involved in applying for and being selected as a Red Cross worker. This section outlines what’s involved.

Abilities and Skills:

  • Strong leadership skills with ability to coach and direct a highly-productive team
  • Results-driven work ethic coupled with analytic and project management skills
  • A strategic and creative thinker who works proactively, and can manage competing priorities
  • Excellent customer service skills in supporting partners, event organizers, volunteers and donors
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal), interpersonal skills, and excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with conflicting priorities
  • High-level proficiency with all Microsoft Office Suite programs

Working Conditions

  • Will be required to work non-traditional hours to execute events and meet the needs of donors, partners and volunteers, and during times of a disaster response and/or appeal.
  • Some domestic travel may be required.
  • This position requires a successful Canadian criminal record check, a vulnerable sector check, and a satisfactory driver’s abstract.

Posted: June 25, 2018

Region: Canada

Application deadline: July 17, 2018

Status: Permanent Full-Time

Classification: FD 3

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes medical, extended health, dental, life insurance, and paid vacation.

The Canadian Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer. While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

17 comments

  1. I really want to be part of this humanitarian course, and support the world the best way I can.

  2. I am interested to be a volunteer. I love humanitarian work and selfless service to impart happiness in the life of those who are stressed due to the conditions they cannot change they find themselves.

  3. Dear Sir,
    Application for a Canadian Red Cross Worker.
    I hereby apply for a Canadian Red Cross Worker to contribute my quota as follows:
    1.To respond to emergencies along side partner National Societies on development projects
    2. I want to positively impact on the lives of Canadian and vulnerable people around the world. Thanks

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