The IFRC works to support National Societies (NS) in their volunteer development processes. When a person wants to join the Red Cross movement, National Societies will offer orientation sessions for their new volunteers through workshops, videos, documents, and more.
This document contributes to these orientation processes by providing additional information about the areas/ sectors of work and IFRC programs in the Americas. In this way, this document acts to supplement information given directly by National Societies to new volunteers.
As such, this document is divided into different sections where the following two questions will be addressed for each area/ sector of work:
1. What are three main points that a new person entering the Red Cross should know about this line of work?
2. Where can a new volunteer find more information about this topic?
We thank all colleagues of the Regional IFRC Office in the Americas for taking part in developing this tool.