The role of the Icelandic Red Cross, when a state of emergency is declared, is to open humanitarian assistance centres for those affected.  Reception facilities are typically opened in school housing in local communities around the country. There people are provided with first aid and food, clothes and temporary shelter until they can return home or move into more permanent accommodation.

Emergency response team

When an emergency occurs due to a natural disaster or local accidents, the Red Cross emergency response system is put into action.

Do you want to be a volunteer?

We're looking for people, 25 years and older with knowledge and/or experience in psychosocial support.

Mass care centers

Mass care centers are opened during crisis and disasters to offer shelter, food, clothing and psychosocial support.

Do you want to be a volunteer?

We're looking for volunteers, 23 years and older.

Locations of mass care centers