Volunteers and Members
Voluntary service is the cornerstone of the work of the Lebanese Red Cross. The Society relies, in its work and activities, on the efforts of its volunteers (men and women) of different ages, each according to his or her specialization, skills and knowledge, in order to fulfill local, national and international needs. Voluntary service is a Fundamental Principle and one characteristic of the National Society’s involvement in its surroundings
Lebanese Red Cross Organization:
The Lebanese Red Cross statute stipulates two levels of organization:
Central Organization: composed of the General Assembly, the central committee and the executive committee.
Local Organization: composed of local committees, with at least one committee assigned to each Caza. The structure of the organization relies on the volunteers of the Society. The membership in the local organization and the work within it, constitute the basis for promotion inside the Lebanese Red Cross, from local to central organization, with all its responsibilities.
Voluntary service in Lebanese Red Cross:
The organizational structure of the Lebanese Red Cross is flexible in its capacity to receive volunteers wishing to support the services, work and activities of the Society. These volunteers are trained on essential skills so that they can perform their voluntary work on local, national or international levels.
All Lebanese are welcome to volunteer all year long. Volunteers applying to work in the Local Organization (local committees) must be accepted by the executive committee. Recruitment of volunteers is done through announcements in centers, clubs, universities and high schools periodically and within certain programs.
Fields of voluntary service:
Any volunteer can help and work in many fields such as:
- Local committees
- First aid services
- Youth clubs & activities
- Medical and Social Services
- Blood banks
- Dissemination of IHL
- Mine awareness