Face-to-Face Fundraising

Since 2004, our dedicated team of face-to-face fundraisers have been engaging with people in communities across Canada. They raise awareness of our mission and encourage people to show their support for the Canadian Red Cross by becoming a monthly donor. Our monthly donors are an important part of the foundation of the Canadian Red Cross, as their regular donations carry us through some of the most challenging times both at home and abroad.

Join us in making a difference

A face-to-face fundraising Red Cross volunteer sharing a nose-to-nose greeting with a dog

Why face-to-face fundraising?

Face-to-face fundraising allows us to have meaningful interactions with people across Canada, discussing the importance of our work in Canada and around the world. This is a cost-effective way to  acquire new monthly donors for the Canadian Red Cross, and those monthly donations create a sustainable income that allows us to plan strategically so that we can respond quickly during a disaster.
A group of four face-to-face fundraising Red Cross volunteers at a lake

Meet our fundraisers

Our fundraisers are the driving force behind the Canadian Red Cross. Rain or shine, whether on the street, in shopping malls, at businesses, or on your doorstep, they engage in approximately 700,000 in-person conversations each year. By sharing information about our mission and programs and the benefits of becoming a monthly donor, our fundraisers inspire many to join our cause.
A face-to-face fundraising Red Cross volunteer smiling and holding a dog

Ensuring legitimacy

We want you to be able to know that a fundraiser representing the Canadian Red Cross is legitimate. Fundraisers for the Canadian Red Cross

  • Wear prominently displayed name tags. 
  • Don vests, coats, or shirts branded with the Canadian Red Cross logo. 
  • Possess in-depth knowledge of the Canadian Red Cross. 
  • Carry materials to educate you about our mission and programs. 
  • Offer the option to set up automated monthly donations using your Credit Card or Direct Debit information. 
  • Will not accept cash donations. 
  • Utilize electronic tablets for collecting information, in some areas. 

Your support and trust are incredibly important to us. If you have any questions or concerns about a fundraiser's legitimacy, please do not hesitate to contact us (info below).

Two face-to-face fundraising Red Cross volunteers talking to a couple holding a dog

How the process works

After signing up to become a monthly donor with a fundraiser, you will receive a phone call to verify your details. Once we have your confirmation, your automated monthly donations will begin shortly thereafter. This verification phone call will come from one of the following phone numbers:






If you have any concerns about face-to-face fundraising, you can call 1-800-418-1111 or email WeCare@redcross.ca

Conversations that count: Words from our Monthly Supporters

“The fundraiser was friendly, yet professional. They explained the program well and I was happy to become a monthly donor. He was patient with my questions and made me laugh. It was a great interaction.”  


“The fundraiser was fantastic. Very polite. He was not at all pushy and very patient with my questions. He carried himself professionally and had a wealth of knowledge. We chatted about other things as well, which really put me at ease. I really enjoyed our interaction and am happy to be donating monthly. 


“XXXXX was extremely pleasant, knowledgeable, and communicated the “ask” in a very clear and concise manner. At the end of the day, he truly did an outstanding job in representing the Canadian Red Cross and all the wonderful support that they provide both locally and abroad. Based on the above, it certainly was a key factor in my decision to donate to the Canadian Red Cross.”