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. They face unfamiliar situations, ambiguous information and may be working without direct or readily available supervision.

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.


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.