Join the British Red Cross in helping others

For over 150 years, the British Red Cross has supported people in the UK through the most difficult times. It is during times like these, we can only reach those who need help because of the kindness of people like you.

We know that connected communities are stronger communities, as a British Red Cross volunteer you will help to support your local community through these uncertain times.

If you would like to share your kindness, and are healthy, safe and well, we would love to have you on our team of volunteers. The more people we have ready to step up and help, the more communities we can help together.

By signing up as a community reserve volunteer there are three ways you can support:

- Check in and chat volunteer
- Community response volunteer
- Transport support volunteer

Please note that volunteers without access to transport, volunteers over the age of 70 or those with underlying health conditions will only be offered the check in and chat volunteer role. Please click here for Government advice on how to volunteer safely.

Please note that by pressing the submit button you agree with our terms and conditions. After filling in this registration form, we will send you an email with a verification link so we can verify your email address. Please check your spam/junk folder for the email. You can verify your email at your convenience however if you lose your verification email, please click here.

If you require technical support, please contact 08081963652. The phone line is open Monday-Friday 10am-7pm (Excluding bank holidays).


Please note in order for your application to be processed, your address must contain the first line of your address.

Please note that the number of volunteer roles we can offer is limited if you do not have a recent criminal records check. To be offered all available roles you will need to also provide photo id (either a passport or driver's license)

What criminal record check status should I use? Here is a guide.

  I agree to the Terms and Conditions of The British Red Cross and GoodSAM.

The community reserve volunteer project is supported by Aviva; enabling the British Red Cross and local communities to prepare for, respond to and recover from crisis. Find out more about our partnership, here.