During #NationalVolunteerWeek we have been celebrating the work of our fantastic volunteers. Did you know that voluntary service is a fundamental principle of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement? Read how volunteers make sure we can do our work in Canada and around the world:
Claire Crawford from Calgary has been volunteering with Red Cross for 10 years and has responded to several major disasters, such as 2013 flooding in the southern Alberta and the wildfires in Fort McMurray last year. She shares why she volunteers.
For National Volunteer Week, we're celebrating our volunteers! Thank you to all our amazing Red Cross volunteers across the country for all you do. Leave a comment and share why you volunteer! For anyone interested in volunteering, visit
Two years after the devastating earthquake in Nepal, Canadian Red Crosser Corrie Butler recently documented recovery efforts; here she shares the stories of five inspiring women who work to rebuild their lives and communities:
Live from Fort McMurray: a chat with Conrad Sauve and Jenn McMannus of Canadian Red Cross on how we're continuing to work alongside the community during recovery. Ask your questions in the comments below!
To kick off National Volunteer Week, we're celebrating our amazing volunteers and the remarkable work they do - recently the Governor General of Canada recognized the dedication of four Canadian Red Cross volunteers by presenting them with the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers: