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, as well as entitlement to apply to the Half-Price training scheme.
  • 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 our Global Newsletter, 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

How to join

Applications to become a RedR Member are currently closed. To be notified when the application window reopens, please click here.

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. Click here for more information.


For all enquiries regarding our membership or affiliate schemes, please email our Membership team.

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