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Volunteer With The Irish Red Cross

You can help the most vulnerable in your community today.

Getting started

Membership of the Irish Red Cross is open to anyone aged 4 years and above.

As the Irish Red Cross has 90 local Branches throughout the country, the first thing to do is find which Branch you would like to join – please see the map to find the Branch closest to you. Once you know which Branch you would like to join, you can contact the Branch Secretary there to get more information about the Branch such as the activities and services they are involved in locally and what days/times they meet on.

When you are ready to join, you will need to complete your membership application pack. There are different application packs for different age groups, so please find the one that applies to you:

New Adults Membership Application Pack ( Age 18+)  

Youth Membership Application Pack (Age 16-17)

Youth Membership Application Pack (Age 4 – 15)

These packs contain all the forms you will need to complete your membership application.

The National Services team are here to assist you during your application and beyond – please contact us at membership@redcross.ie or by phone at 01-6424600 if you have any queries along the way.

 

Garda Vetting:

All applicants over the age of 16 must complete Garda Vetting with the Irish Red Cross.

As part of this process, applicants must provide documentation to validate their identity. This ID Verification is done at the local level by a Branch Honorary Officer. By contacting the Branch Secretary before joining, they can assist you in signing off on the ID Verification form in your membership application pack.

Please see the National Vetting Bureau FAQ section for more information: https://vetting.garda.ie/Help/FAQ

If you have queries in relation to Garda Vetting, please contact us at gardavetting@redcross.ie 

 

Current Members

Renew membership  

To renew your membership, click here; Renew membership    

Renew Garda Vetting 

Current Adult member - Garda vetting pack. 

Current Youth member ages 16 - 17 - Garda vetting pack 

 

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