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.
You can inquire thru our website, call us at 02-5270862 or
send us an email at email@example.com.
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
Do you give allowance to your volunteers?
No. We don't give allowances as it will defeat the spirit
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
Where exactly are you located?
NHQ is located at Bonifacio Drive, Port Area Manila. You may
call the Volunteer Service at (02) 527-0862. 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?
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.