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“We depend on community service from volunteers like you to carry out the humanitarian work of the Bahamas Red Cross.”
The Bahamas Red Cross Volunteer is an indivdiual whose work exempiflies or inspires humanitarian values of human dignity, respect, compassion, protection and assistance according to the Fundamental Principals of the International Red Cross Red and Crescent Movement.
Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers are the heart of effective humanitarian assistance for millions of vulnerable people. Volunteers are our strength. They are what define us as a unique humanitarian organization. Without them the Red Cross could not function effectively.
The Seven Fundamental Principals
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. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, co-operation and lasting peace amongst all peoples.
It makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It endeavours to relieve the suffering of individuals, being guided solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress.
In order to continue to enjoy the confidence of all, the Movement may not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.
The Movement is independent. The National Societies, whilst auxiliaries in the humanitarian services of their governments and subject to laws of their respective countries, must always maintain their autonomy so that they may be able at all times to act in accordance with the principles of the Movement.
It is a voluntary relief movement not prompted in any manner by desire for gain.
There can only be one Red Cross or Red Crescent Society in any one country. It must be open to all. It must carry on its humanitarian work throughout its territory.
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, in which all Societies have equal status and share equal responsibilities and duties in helping each other, is worldwide.
We are currently looking for volunteers for the following programs:
- Disaster Managment Team
- First Aid & CPR
- Ambulance Services
- Social Services
- General Management
- Youth Services
- Governing Board
- RITA Project
The Volunteer Program
Anyone can Volunteer!!! Volunteering is motivated by the free will of a person and not by any desire for material or financial gain or by external social, economic or political pressure.
Meals on Wheels Program
The Meals on Wheels program is designed for elderly, shut-ins and disabled persons. The Bahamas Red Cross prepares a hot meal and delivers to the homes of each recipient 6 days a week, between the hours of 11:00am – 2:00pm.
Disaster Management Team Program
This program is designed to provide a wide range of assistance to the communities of the Bahamas who suffer in any form of Disaster such as Fire, Flooding, Hurricane, and any other type of disaster faced in the country.
CPR & First Aid
The Bahamas Red Cross Society First Aid Department is raising awareness throughout the community in sensitizing the public about the importance of being First Aid certified. To learn First Aid & C.P.R call ( 242-323-7370 ) or sign up for our CPR Course here.