Induction and training
One of the benefits of joining New Zealand Red Cross is access to training and development opportunities.
When you join New Zealand Red Cross you will receive an induction that introduces you to our organisation, our mission and fundamental principles.
You'll learn about how our organisation is connected to international Red Cross societies, what programmes and activities we offer, and how we are governed.
Find out about upcoming induction courses.
Some volunteers need access to our e-learning platform called 'Aspire'. If you need access for your role the learning and development team will create a login for you when you start. For help with Aspire, email email@example.com.
It is free to register for the global online learning community run by the International Federation of Red Cross. There are over 150 free courses in many languages. The topics include migration, preparing for disasters, leadership and many others.
Register for the IFRC Online Learning Platform
Training for volunteer roles
In some volunteer roles you will complete a training course before you start volunteering.
These roles include:
- refugee support volunteers
- DWST volunteers
- Meals on Wheels drivers, and
- retail shop volunteers.
You will receive more information about training when you register to volunteer.
Upcoming induction courses
DNA of the Red Cross
Registrations are open for two upcoming online workshops on the DNA of the Red Cross. This induction session is highly recommended for new Red Cross people and is a useful refresher for those who have been around for a while.
About the workshop
DNA of the Red Cross is a 3.5-hour online workshop for Red Cross people run by Dr Rebecca Dudley our principal advisor of International Humanitarian Law.
It provides an engaging, participatory introduction to the key elements of Red Cross identity: International Humanitarian Law, fundamental principles and the values underlying these.
- Tuesday 21 February, 1pm to 4.30pm, or
- Friday 24 February, 9.30am to 1pm.
Provide your name, role, and preferred session to Gemma Norgate: IHLstudents@redcross.org.nz.
Registrations close Thursday 16 February.
About Dr Rebecca Dudley
Dr Rebecca Dudley has been our IHL Advisor since August 2016, working on legal frameworks that can protect vulnerable people in humanitarian emergencies. She has 30 years' experience as a trainer, as well as in advocacy and policy roles, in areas including:
- sexual and gender-based violence
- community development
- human rights and
- transitional justice in post-conflict societies.
Learn about our history and what we stand for.
Watch our Fundamental Principles in Action videos.