Frequently Asked Questions: Recruitment to Support COVID-19 Response

With the support of our dedicated volunteers, aid workers, and employees, the Canadian Red Cross has provided much-needed services since the early days of the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are continuing to strengthen our capacity to provide humanitarian services across the country, including volunteers, staff, aid workers,  and partners. 

Q: Who is needed?
We are looking for people with a wide range of experiences for paid and volunteer positions:
  • Health profiles including clinical health (nurses and physicians), public health and mental health
  • Emergency Care aide to assist clients in various situations including with the basics of daily life in assisted living, and other long term care homes, vaccination and testing sites and more
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Emergency management
  • Logistics
  • Support services including HR, finance, communications
  • Responder and supervisor positions with the flexibility to support testing and vaccination centres, registration, and more as needed
Canadian Red Cross is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce. We strongly encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, people of colour, people with disabilities, and other marginalized communities.
To find an opportunity that may be a fit for you, see the current roles

Q: What is the selection process?
We are currently recruiting for a range of positions in different locations across Canada.  Some opportunities are aimed at individuals who can travel within, or outside their province, while others are available to those who are in a specific municipality or region.
You are encouraged to apply to any opportunities that are open. You only need to apply once; our team will be pleased to match you with future positions that are a fit according to your experience.
Your application will be reviewed by our team, who may contact you to gather more information about your application and to discuss opportunities.
Even if you are not able to meet the commitments of applying to one of these positions right now, if you meet the profile requirements and may be able to support locally, you are encouraged to apply. At any time, you can log into your applicant profile to update your availability. As well, candidates who meet the profile requirements but can’t confirm their availability at this time can have their name on a list to be kept informed when local opportunities arise in the future.

Q: What precautions are being taken to ensure the safety of Red Cross personnel delivering services?
The safety of our team is our priority. All personnel working with symptomatic clients are required to undergo a health screening and sign an informed consent to ensure they are fully aware of risks to their health. Personnel are equipped with the personal protective equipment and training for their role. Additionally, detailed protocols are in place to guide how work is performed, workspace set-up and responding to situations.
We are continually monitoring the science from multiple sources (including the Public Health Agency of Canada, CDC, WHO, and provincial public health), as well as evidence and best practices to help guide the development of our protocols and approach.

Haven’t found the answer you are looking for? Call us at 1 800 557-1030. A member of our team will be available to help from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST 7 days a week.