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Join our global network of carefully-selected humanitarian professionals and gain access to knowledge, resources, and exclusive events to enhance your skills and profile.

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 five years of relevant professional experience and one year of humanitarian field experience.

Applications are temporarily on hold and will reopen in summer 2020.

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 exclusive online Members’ Directory (coming soon), 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 online support service KnowledgePoint.
  • 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.
  • RedR Members who register with emergency deployment roster HumanSurge can add a RedR badge to their profile, ensuring they stand out to recruiters.

I like the idea of being a part of a network of sharing lessons learned. Even when you have got experience, you should always be ready to learn, to be open and curious, and to change your point of view.

Anthony Kergosien

RedR Member and Country Director for Action Against Hunger in Iraq

Become an Aid Worker

What if I’m not yet eligible for Membership?

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, a one-day workshop which runs every other month in London.

If you have three years of professional experience in a role with transferable skills, you can 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.


Applications are temporarily on hold and will reopen in summer 2020.

1800 RedR Members

are active around the globe.

Meet the Members!

Our Members are active all over the world. Here's what some of them are working on at the moment.

Where are you working? You will soon be able to update your location, skills and contact details by logging into the exclusive Members' Directory. We are also always happy to hear from Members at

RedTalks || Rianne ten Veen: Are good intentions good enough?

RedTalks || Steve Gordon: Humanitarian Space in the Contemporary Middle East