About us

New Zealand Red Cross is part of the largest humanitarian organisation in the world.

We have over 10,000 volunteers, 5,000 members, 90 branches and groups and 480 staff, all working towards improving the lives of vulnerable people in our backyard and overseas.

Find a service centre, branch, group or Area Council

Service centres are our hub of activities in the local areas – best for contacting if you want to become a member, are one already or if you want to volunteer.

Branches and groups form the structure of our membership.  Find out about branch and group activities and services in your area.

Structure and leadership

We are all about people, including the people that support us in all that we do.

Our volunteer board is voted for by members, supported by a chief executive, senior leadership team and volunteers.