New Zealand Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross is part of the largest humanitarian network in the world. With more than 11,000 members and 400 staff, Red Cross work to improve the lives of vulnerable people across the street and around the world. Red Cross has always been about good people doing good things. Working in New Zealand for more than a century, you can still find them lending a hand in your community and around the world.

New Zealand Red Cross is a nationwide Accredited provider of the Volunteer Service and Skills sections of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award. By choosing Red Cross for your Award journey, you too can be a part of this amazing heritage of helping and learn valuable skills along the way.

Volunteer opportunities:

-Retail Support – Volunteering in a New Zealand Red Cross Shop is a great
way to gain retail experience while supporting their work in your community.
It is a great training ground and offers participants work experience with
education to employment.

-Good and Ready volunteer- Become a champion in your community today
and take action to prepare your whānau, neighbours or communities for
future emergencies.

Many other opportunities are available but will need to be discussed with
your local NZ Red Cross team to ensure assessors are available to sign off
your service hours. Other specific youth development is in the works.


Youth Psychological First Aid- based on giving participants the capability to provide emotional and practical support in

First Aid- New Zealand Red Cross offer many thorough NZQA-approved first aid courses to help Kiwis look after each
other at home and in school or the workplace.

For more information contact your Award Leader or check out Find out how New Zealand Red Cross can help you achieve your Award in the Partner Brochure.


Point of contact

027 356 7515

Vision | Te Whāinga Matua

Our mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilising the power of humanity and enhancing community resilience. The Red Cross Fundamental Principles guide all we do, whether we're helping people in New Zealand communities or providing urgent relief in an international disaster.

Purpose | Te Koronga

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavours, in its international and national capacity, to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all peoples.