How do I start volunteering?
To become a PRC volunteer, you need to fill out the application form, submit to NHQ or at our local chapter nearest you.
What are the requirements?
After a brief interview and filling out of the application form you will be required to attend the Red Cross orientation course. Other requirements include:
a. PRC membership
b. Photocopy of government-issued ID
c. Copy of Resume
d. Training certificates (if applicable)
e. NBI / Police clearance
f. 2x2 ID picture
Do you give allowance to your volunteers?
No. We don't give allowances as it will defeat the spirit of volunteerism.
Does Red Cross issue certificates?
Certificates are given to volunteers who have passed regular Red Cross trainings (e.g. first aid). A Certificate of Volunteering can also be issued upon request and based on performance and attendance.
Where exactly are you located?
NHQ is located at Bonifacio Drive, Port Area Manila. You may call the Volunteer Service at (02) 524-2101. We can also refer you to our Chapters nearest you.
Does the PRC send volunteers overseas during disasters?
No. The PRC does not send volunteers to work overseas.
Is there any age requirements?
We have youth programs involving school-based Red Cross Youth volunteers in the elementary, high school and college and others from the community. We do not have a maximum age limit in place. As long as you are physically and mentally healthy, and willing to serve , you are welcome.
Is there a time commitment required to volunteer? Do I have to volunteer for a specific number of hours?
Time commitment depends on your availability or the requirements of Red Cross services of your interest. Most of our volunteers at the Chapter level work on a regular basis weekly or monthly. Further information will be discussed during the orientation.
I am a foreigner and I want to visit the Philippines and do volunteering work in Red Cross, what will I do?
at least a month before your target date of arrival so we can prepare a program for you. Also include your interest, your budget for your stay, curriculum vitae and flight itinerary.
If you are a Red Cross volunteer in your own country, we require you to have an endorsement or certification from your local Red Cross chapter or branch.
Do I need immunizations?
As far as PRC is concern we advice you to have such. Consult your travel physician before coming here. Please check www.who.int.
Do I have to book my own plane ticket?
Is Philippines safe?
Yes. Philippines is generally peaceful and considered as one of the friendliest countries to visit. However, there are isolated cases of violent incidents in some parts of the country. We do not advise, allow and deploy international volunteers to these areas. You have to be responsible for your whereabouts.
Do you accept OJT or internships?
Yes. Please contact the Human Resource Department at (02) 527-6219.