BECOME A RedR MEMBER
As a Member of RedR you will join our network of carefully selected humanitarian professionals and will be able to access a vast range of knowledge, resources and information services to enhance your skills as an aid worker.
Who can become a Member?
Membership is open to those with a significant contribution to make to humanitarian work. As well as suitable skills and a humanitarian motivation, you must be able to demonstrate at least 5 years of relevant professional experience and 2 years of field experience.
What are the benefits of becoming a Member?
- Professional recognition which will support your applications for jobs with other aid agencies.
- A discount of 10% on all RedR training courses, increasing by 5% for each subsequent course.
- Access to the Members’ online network, where you can view job opportunities, keep up-to-date with other Members and access up-to-date reports and news from the field.
- Subscription to the Membership e-bulletin updating you on field news, information about other Members, external events, and speaker opportunities.
- Mentoring, career advice and free access to our Technical Support Service (TSS).
- The opportunity to meet other Members and share thoughts and ideas by joining the RedR LinkedIn group or taking part in one of our RedR local groups
What if I’m not yet qualified to become a Member?
If you have professional experience and would like to become an aid worker, we can provide the training you need to help you adapt your skills for field work during humanitarian emergencies.
If you are a graduate, undergraduate, or looking for a career change but lack the necessary professional experience, then we recommend our popular So You Think You Want To Be A Relief Worker? course.
You can also become a RedR Affliate and access support and guidance to develop your humanitarian career. The benefits include access to the RedR Members’ network, training discounts, and the chance to be mentored by an experienced RedR Member.
All Affiliates must have 3 years of professional experience in a role with transferable skills to the humanitarian sector; a strong humanitarian commitment; and be able to provide references.
Please note that due to the benefits of the scheme being mostly based in the UK we’re currently only accepting applications from EU countries. To find out more contact our Affiliates team.
How to join
In the interests of improving our efficiency in handling member applications, we are trialing fixed application windows for RedR Membership. The next application window will open on October 5th 2015.
We will announce details on how to apply in due course.
If applying for RedR member status during the next window, please ensure that you are aware of the following key dates:
|Stage of Application Process||Date|
|Application form & CV submission window
To confirm you interest in becoming a RedR Member,
please email your up-to-date
|28th September – 18th October|
|Deadline for reference submission||25th October|
|Membership Interviews will take place||2nd – 28th November|
Your CV will be screened by our Membership team who will assess whether you fit the general criteria for Membership. If you qualify you will be invited to complete an online application form and provide details of four professional references.
Once the Membership team receives your form and references they will assess your professional and field experience. If successful, you will be invited to an interview conducted by peers sharing similar competencies.
Only those with competencies relevant to the humanitarian sector, the right attitude and motivation will be granted Membership. There is no annual fee, but monthly donations are encouraged.
For all Membership enquiries, please email our Membership team