For over 30 years, RedR UK has been providing competent and committed personnel to humanitarian programmes worldwide. But we recognise that for people with little or no humanitarian experience it can be difficult to find work in the sector.

RedR Affiliate status has been designed for people who want to use their professional experience in the humanitarian sector. It provides the support and guidance needed to develop a humanitarian career and gain the experience required to become a full RedR Member. 

Who can become an Affiliate?

Although Affiliates are not required to have field experience, there are certain criteria applicants must fulfil:

Transerable professional skills

  • Affiliates are required to have 3 years professional experience in a role with skills transferable to the sector. 

Humanitarian Commitment

  • Affiliates are required to demonstrate a humanitarian commitment, for example: development work experience, training participation, volunteering within the sector.

Why become an Affiliate?

RedR Affiliates are the next generation of the RedR Membership; we are therefore committed to providing the support needed to best develop a humanitarian career.

Benfits of the scheme include:

Member mentoring

Receive guidance and advice from one of our experienced Members to help you pursue a humanitarian career or to support you in the initial stages of your humanitarian career.

Affiliate kit

On confirmation of your application you will receive regular updates from RedR, RedR publications and a RedR T-shirt.
Training discounts

You will receive 10% off the first two RedR courses you attend which increases by 5% for each subsequent course up to a maximum of 30%.

Affiliates can also apply to the half-price training scheme, to be considered for one of our to two half-price places on each RedR training course in the UK.

Access to the RedR Members’ Network

All Affiliates will have immediate access to the RedR Member’s Network where job opportunites are posted, and the full Member directory is accessible. 

In person and online networking

You will be invited to attend events, giving you the opportunity to meet and network with members and others working in the sector. There are also opportunities for affiliates to network with one and other through a number of online platforms. 

How to join 

There is a minimal charge of £25 to cover administrative costs.

Please download and complete an application form and submit along with your CV to

Please note that if, as an Affiliate, you go on to apply for RedR Membership (following the acquisition of the required humanitarian experience) you will be expected to participate in a full Membership interview.

Affiliate Status with RedR 

The Affiliate status is designed primarily to help people obtain full RedR Membership. As such, it is time bound to three years. Please bear in mind that as an Affiliate you cannot refer to yourself as a RedR Member or Affiliate Member, because this could cause confusion between the two statuses.

You would also not be entitled to vote at the RedR AGM or other decision making meetings.