Volunteers

Read blog posts from the Canadian Red Cross about our network of volunteers at home and abroad

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Young volunteer makes a difference in communications and fundraising in Quebec

In a way, it was a desire to learn more about the Canadian Red Cross that led Dourrice Adamson to fill out her form in 2017 to work there as a volunteer. That first step marked the beginning of a great adventure that has been ongoing ever since!
 

"I enjoy helping people": Art Brown on why he volunteers

Art has been volunteering with us since 2017, and has been involved in numerous responses both within Manitoba and other parts of Canada.

“Follow my voice” - Chantale Bilodeau’s story

After nearly losing her life in a fire and helplessly looking on as a man died of a heart attack, Chantale Bilodeau began volunteering with the Red Cross. Chantale has spent the last 12 years working for the organization she cares so deeply about and is now sharing her remarkable story.

Remembering Ted Itani, dedicated humanitarian and Red Cross volunteer

This past week, Canadian Red Cross lost one of our long-time and beloved volunteers, Ted Itani. Throughout his life, Ted’s contributions to humanitarian work were truly extraordinary.

Alberta volunteers awarded prestigious honour

A dedicated emergency management volunteer, a passionate water safety instructor trainer and a loyal educator have received the highest award given by the Canadian Red Cross. The three Alberta volunteers were given the Order of Red Cross, which recognizes extraordinary people who have provided outstanding humanitarian service at home and abroad.

Canadian Red Cross Friendly Phone program helps isolated senior ease pain of loss

WARNING: This story includes mention of a death by suicide.

Ayden Walter is a registered nurse. She’s a newcomer to Regina and was looking to make connections in her community when she discovered the Friendly Phone program on the Canadian Red Cross website.

From the Lebanese Red Cross to the Canadian Red Cross: one volunteer’s unusual life path

From volunteering with the Red Cross in his home of Lebanon since he was 18 to now helping the Canadian Red Cross, read about one volunteer's unusual life path.

Portrait of a volunteer with a heart of gold

After 45 years of volunteering with the Canadian Red Cross, Gaétane Rioux is still as caring as ever when she arrives at the scene of a fire. Whether the year is 1975 or 2020, people who are impacted by a disaster all experience a range of strong emotions when their homes are on fire. Gaétane and her fellow volunteers are there to provide compassion and a shoulder to lean on through such challenging times.

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The purpose of this blog, quite simply, is to talk. This blog is an opportunity for Red Cross staff, volunteers, supporters and friends to share stories about what is happening in your community and the important work you are doing. It is a tool that will help keep all of us connected.

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