Our volunteers are the driving force behind our humanitarian work and the most valuable asset that National Societies have. Millions of people around the world unite efforts around the Red Cross to prevent and ease human suffering. Each member of this volunteer force is a fundamental piece in our organization. The commitment of those who daily contribute to the strengthening of the organization, give us an enormous responsibility towards our volunteers.

Therefore, it is necessary that our network of volunteers constantly improves and grows effectively to face the continuous and emerging challenges of today. We must continue to invest in the development of our volunteers and in the volunteering management systems for its permanent improvement in volume, quality and focus. This in order to better serve and achieve our humanitarian goals globally. We aspire that our volunteers reinforce their active and modern leadership role in the governing and management bodies in each National Society of America and to be the force and motor of development everywhere, for all.

Download: Analysis of Volunteering and Youth in the Americas – 2016

Publication date: 21/01/2016

Document status: Final


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National Societies
Americas, IFRC
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