Our mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity and enhancing community resilience.
We have seven fundamental principles that guide us in all that we do, whether we are collecting donations for New Zealand Red Cross or promoting Red Cross to the tertiary students of UC – and to secondary school students in the wider Christchurch community.
Principles: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality.
If you want to learn all about the New Zealand Red Cross and International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movements – UCRed had got you covered.
Consider joining if...
You are interested in helping Red Cross at UC, in the wider Christchurch community, National and international Red Cross programmes and objectives. If you want to build up your good karma; help improve the lives of those who are less fortunate, or learn all about the New Zealand Red Cross and International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movements, all while having fun– UCRed has got you covered.
Red Cross Annual Appeal Week (March 10th-16th): Volunteers from the University of Canterbury and Christchurch secondary schools collect donations for New Zealand Red Cross.
Preparing student 'flatters' for an emergency - community event facilitated by UCRed
Youth Development Leadership Forum (TBA): An opportunity for those who are interested in leadership roles to participate in a weekend long forum.
High School Projects (TBA): Event management and crew support, no formal qualifications needed.
Discounted First Aid Training - UCRed volunteers help to organise First Aid Training so that students get a cheap price for training.