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Volunteering Possibilities
General conditions for volunteering:
  • To be 16 years old or more
  • To enjoy full civil rights
  • To respect the fundamental principles, rules and regulations of the Lebanese Red Cross
  • To be interviewed
  • To be committed to voluntary work
Special conditions for volunteering:

In Local Committees:
Any Lebanese can become a member of the Lebanese Red Cross if he/she:
  • is 21 years old and more
  • has attended a dissemination course
  • has paid annual subscription fees
In First Aid teams:
  • 18 years old or more
  • Healthy
  • Can read and write and speaks a foreign language
  • Has attended complete and specialized sessions for first aid
  • Has passed a six months testing period
In youth departments:
  • 16 years old or more
  • Has a 10 months testing period
  • Has attended sessions enabling him to carry out the activities and programs assigned to members
In education:
I- As a trainer:
  • University student (at least two years)
  • First aider (for more than a year)
  • Has passed the entrance exam
  • Has attended training in technical and educational sessions
II- As a teacher:
  • Medical school graduate or in similar fields (nursing, pharmacy…)
  • Has passed an entrance exam
  • Has attended training in technical and educational sessions
In medical and social services:

I- For doctors:
Must be a certified doctor registered in one of the two Lebanese medical syndicates.

II- For activists:
Has attended training sessions enabling him/her carry out assigned work

In blood banks:
  • Carries Lebanese Red Cross membership card
  • Some knowledge about blood transfusion general techniques
Another aspect of voluntary service in Lebanese Red Cross blood banks, is to become a blood donor, where his/her name is listed on the donor’s list for all blood types. The volunteers are called upon whenever blood is needed.

In Dissemination:
  • 21 years old and more
  • Has a university diploma with two years experience or a high school diploma with 5 years experience in the society
  • Knows Arabic well and has basic knowledge of a foreign language
  • Has attended a training session enabling him/her to give Dissemination courses
In mine awareness:
  • 21 years old or more
  • Knows Arabic well and has basic knowledge of a foreign language
  • Has a university or a high school diploma
  • Has attended a training session (Mine Awareness training for activists) enabling him/her to give Mine Awareness courses
Characteristics of voluntary service in the Lebanese Red Cross:
  1. Embodiment of noble principles
  2. Belonging to a national institution with a humane mission and an international dimension that facilitates the exchange of expertise and information and the amelioration of skills
  3. Continuous training for volunteers in all fields of voluntary work
  4. Professionalism and specialization resulting from extensive and continuous training programs
  5. Quality service for the most vulnerable people in the community
  6. Leadership in health, social and humanitarian fields in general
  7. National network that covers most of the Lebanese territories servicing all people, without distinction or discrimination and in total transparency
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