From Whitehorse to Victoria and everywhere in-between, the Canadian Red Cross is helping those who need it most.
As part of the world’s largest humanitarian network, the Red Cross is dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity at home and around the world.
More than 65 Red Cross locations across B.C. & Yukon lend health equipment at no charge. A variety of short term loans are available, ranging from equipment like crutches, walkers and wheelchairs to raised toilet seats, hospital beds, bath seats and patient lifts. Working closely with health care professionals, the appropriate equipment enables clients to remain at home longer, safely leave the hospital sooner, or spend their final days in the company of family, friends and pets in familiar surroundings. They are now looking for Client Service Volunteers to help provide virtual or in-person administrative support for the health equipment loan program, making calls, and ensuring people get the equipment they need.
This pandemic is changing the way the Canadian Red Cross works. As we adapt, the Red Cross is monitoring where volunteers are needed most and how they can best support the people, and communities impacted by this health emergency. There are opportunities to work virtually. Learn more here.