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  • Volunteer Service

Become a Volunteer

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 Program

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.


Volunteer Service FAQs

How do I start volunteering?

To become a PRC volunteer, you need to fill out the online application form through  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 or call us at 7902300 LOCAL 945 or send us an email at [email protected].

What are the requirements?

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

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. We are requiring minimum of 300 hours of volunteering rendered to acquire certificate of volunteerism.

Where exactly are you located?

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.

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 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.


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?

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.

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

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.

Philippine Red Cross

Born officially in 1947, but with roots that traces back to the revolutionary days, the Philippine Red Cross has truly become the premier humanitarian organization in the country, committed to provide quality life-saving services that protect the life and dignity especially of indigent Filipinos in vulnerable situations.

Address: 37 EDSA corner Boni Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550
Emergency Hotline: 143
Trunkline +63 2 8790 2300
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