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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.

Janis Mack helping people transition from hospital to home in B.C.

Eight years ago, Janis Mack retired from her 42-year career as a pharmacist and began volunteering with the Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. HELP provides community healthcare equipment loan services in 75 locations across B.C. and Yukon to people recovering from illness or injury or wanting to spend their final days at home.

Ian Dalsin Volunteering to get out from behind a computer

Ian Dalsin works with computers for a living, so when he was looking for a volunteer role, he wanted something more hands on.
“I often get stuck behind a screen for extended periods of time,” says the Edmonton-based IT consultant. “It’s nice to be able to step out and deal with people face to face.”

From Fires to Floods Military Veteran Continues to Serve Personal Disaster Assistance in Ontario

A four decades-long military career taught Bernard St-Laurent the importance of service to others. Since retiring from the military eleven years ago, Bernard has shifted his focus to volunteering with the Canadian Red Cross. Bernard says he has witnessed firsthand the power of the Red Cross, at home and abroad, to help people and communities in times of need.

Volunteering: giving a little or a lot all makes a difference

Being part of the Canadian Red Cross Friendly Phone Program in Saskatchewan isn’t about talking on the phone, says long-time volunteer Brad Hebert.
“I don’t really talk on the phone a lot,” he thought when he first considered volunteering for the program. “But what I found out was that you don’t need to be a good talker; you need to be a good listener.”

"Helping a whole community": what it's like volunteering in St John's

Meet Igor, a volunteer for the Red Cross Meals on Wheels program in St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Pregnant? Follow these tips to prepare for disasters or emergencies

Pregnancy can be a lot of things, exciting, terrifying, emotional, gassy - but no matter what, it means taking steps to care for yourself and your offspring. About four days after I found out I was pregnant, there was a tornado warning in my area. While I was taking shelter in the basement with my extremely annoyed cat, I realized I needed to update my emergency plan and kit to be better prepared for this new reality.

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