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Become a friend of humanity
Friends of humanity are monthly donors that support all humanitarian and reconstruction work of the Red Cross. The donations are divided equally between domestic and international projects.
Domestically we are a part of the country's emergency services, we provide psychosocial support after trauma and through our helpline 1717 every day of the year and maintain various project to meet the needs of refugees and asylum seekers to name a few.
International projects include responding to humanitarian crisis as well as long term development cooperation in various places, including Malawi and Sierra Leone.
Apply for a volunteer job at the Icelandic Red Cross
One of our foundations is a diverse group of volunteers that represent the community and gives us the strength and possibility to work on our projects. We emphasize community engagement and provide volunteers with the tools and knowledge they need.
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Heimsóknavinur með hund er eitt af vinaverkefnum Rauða Krossins. Heimsóknavinir af þessu tagi, þar sem hundurinn er í aðalhlutverki eru þekktir víða um heim. Hundavinanámskeiðið er opið þeim sem staðist hafa grunnhundamat.
4-hour First Aid Course in English - Efstaleiti
Námskeiðið er ætlað öllum, 14 ára eða eldri sem vilja læra skyndihjálp og endurlífgun og öðlast öryggi, færni og þekkingu í að veita nærstöddum aðstoð í bráðatilfellum með því að beita á öruggan hátt einföldum aðferðum í skyndihjálp.
Psychosocial Support for Refugee Projects
This course is a training for those that want to be volunteers in projects with refugees. The focus of the course is PSS or psychosocial support. The course will be held in English.
Our online training courses
IFRC Learning Platform
Sign up to the IFRC Learning Platform to join our humanitarian education community of practice and access our wide range of free online learning courses open to National Society staff and volunteers, partners and the public. Please note that to gain access to training courses created by the Icelandic Red Cross you must choose Iceland under the Division field. The Learning Platform is open to all.
What we do
People seeking international protection
The Icelandic Red Cross offers social support for people seeking international protection.
Refugees and migrants
The Icelandic Res Cross provides various services to refugees, f.ex. guiding friend, language training, recreational fund and more.
We run stores all over Iceland that sell everything from high couture to linens, toys and more. Click here for locations of our stores.
Tracing services and family reunification
Icelandic Red Cross is part of the Restoring family links network and is the focal point for family reunification in Iceland. Please note that our services are open to all nationals and free of charge.
The Icelandic Red Cross is committed to providing technical input to ensure quality operations. We focus on areas where we have built expertise to provide added value and expert support to our partners.
Disaster and emergency services
Mass care centers are opened during crisis and disasters to offer shelter, food, clothing and psychosocial support.
Network after imprisonment
There are many things to keep in mind when imprisonment ends and it is important to have support when such a major change occurs. It can be good to have support and guidance. For that we have the project Network after imprisonment.
Icelandic Red Cross runs a clothing sorting center and has clothing containers all over. Click here for information on locations.
Psychological first aid
The Red Cross provides education in psychological support and provides psychological support after major accidents and catastrophes.
The projects offer clean injection equipment, condoms and advice on safe injection methods in order to prevent bloodborne diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis C.
The Icelandic Red Cross supervises the teaching of first aid in the country. It trains instructors, supplies the material to be taught and makes sure the subject is taught by the most up to date methods.
The friendship projects of the Icelandic Red Cross take a variety of forms, but all have the common goal of reducing social isolation.
Red Cross all over Iceland
The Icelandic Red Cross has branches all over Iceland that work according to our strategy in disaster services, with migrants, in health projects, clothing projects and more.
Icelandic Red Cross and international projects
Icelandic Red Cross emphasizes protection, gender and inclusion as well as national society development and climate change response.
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Gifts for humanity
Running late for a birthday? Do you know someone who has it all but deserves the best? Give a well thought out gift.
Online Red Cross shop
Shop high couture, gift certificates, first aid producst and more.
Report a concern
You can report any misconduct or integrity incident, involving Red Cross operations or personnel, especially violations of applicable laws, the Code of Conduct or other organisation regulations and policies. Thank you for your cooperation.