Volunteer Service Office handles programs aim at encouraging people to become an army of volunteers of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) by sharing their resources, time, and efforts to alleviate human suffering. It takes active charge of the administration, development, growth, and effective mobilization of volunteers in all aspects of PRC services within the chapter’s jurisdiction in particular and/or the whole country.
While this office delivers its service through recruitment, engagement and retention of volunteers, it also gives recognition to the outstanding individuals who rendered significant contribution to the organization.
The delivery of essential services of the PRC is powered by the committed service of volunteers who unselfishly devotes time, energy, and resources in serving humanity.
Red Cross 143 is a community-based volunteering program of the Philippine Red Cross where one leader and a minimum of forty three (43) members form part of an active corps of capable, caring, and committed individuals. RC 143 promotes a culture of self-help in the communities by developing a formidable network of Red Cross volunteers who will predict potential risk, plan, prepare, and practice for effective community based disaster risk reduction.
To become a PRC volunteer, you need to fill out the online application form through redcross.ph/volunteer. You may also personally go to NHQ or at our local chapter nearest you to complete the profile form.
You can inquire through our website at www.redcross.org.ph or call us at 7902300 LOCAL 945 or send us an email at [email protected].
After filling out of the application form online, wait for an invitation to be sent in your email address and know your schedule of orientation. You will be required to attend the Basic Volunteer Orientation Course (BVOC). Other requirements include:
a. PRC membership known as Membership with Accident Assistance Benefit (MAAB)
b. Photocopy of two valid IDs
c. Copy of Resume
d. 2x2 ID picture
No. We don't give allowances as it will defeat the spirit of volunteerism.
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. We are requiring minimum of 300 hours of volunteering rendered to acquire certificate of volunteerism.
PRC National Headquarters is located at 37 EDSA corner Boni Avenue, Mandaluyong City. You may call the Volunteer Service at (02)790 2300 local 945. We can also refer you to our Chapters nearest you.
No. The PRC does not send volunteers to work overseas
We have youth programs involving school-based Red Cross Youth volunteers in elementary, high school and college and young professionals in 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.
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.
E-mail us at [email protected] 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.
As far as PRC is concern we advice you to have such. Consult your travel physician before coming here. Please check www.who.int.
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.
Yes. Please contact the Human Resource Department at (02) 527-6219.