Do you wish you could change the world? Don’t we all! IrishRedCross

Gandhi said, “If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do”  

Here, Gandhi is telling us that personal and social transformation go hand in hand. The motivation to bring about a better world starts with you. Gandhi was also aware that one person, alone, can’t change everything.

Here are 3 things you can do to discover the power of you.


You can volunteer 

Working side by side volunteers can give their time and skills they have to help strengthen vulnerable communities and save lives. Simultaneously, volunteering allows you to discover your inner power – as you connect with other, teach news skills/develop old ones or help save lives. Here at the Irish Red Cross we offer a range of volunteer opportunities, please visit:

You can learn first aid 

Nothing can prepare you for that heart-in-mouth feeling you get, when you see a loved one struggling to catch their breath or in distress but first aid can train you to respond in life and death situations, rather than becoming overwhelmed by the panic. Someday you might find yourself in a similar position but having the necessary first aid skills could save their life. First aid skills will give you a huge confidence boost – the perfect way to discover the power of you.

Visit or simply download our award winning first aid app available on the iPhone and  Android. 

You can donate

Sending a gift today to the Irish Red Cross means that you can help grandmothers like Fatuma Ali from Somalia to see her daughert’s baby recover from starvation. You have the power to help a sick patient in Yemen or insure that an elderly person somewhere in Ireland has transport to a hospital for their GP appointment. YOU can make a difference today with a gift, no matter how big or small, just go onto