The German Red Cross is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the largest humanitarian organization in the world.
The Deutsches Rotes Kreuz is the national Red Cross Society in Germany. With over 4.5 million members, it is the third largest Red Cross society in the world. It is the biggest operator of emergency medical services in Germany, running nursing homes and offering social services for teenagers and families. It also spends hundreds of millions on humanitarian aid projects in the developing world.
TYPO3 makes it easy for the volunteers to create websites for their local Red Cross units, which are operated decentralized and benefit from the strong multi-site management features of TYPO3.
The German Red Cross saves peoples lifes, helps in crisis, supports the most vulnerable and advocates humanitarian law and principles - in Germany and abroad. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement we attempt to prevent and mitigate human suffering everywhere and at all times.
Besides emergency relief, it is our objective to sustainably strengthen people and structures so that they are better prepared for crises. Disaster preparedness exercises, an early warning system, a functioning rescue service ‑ all these factors can save lives when, for example, the next flood or a cyclone approaches. In long term development cooperation, disaster preparedness, health, nutrition, water, hygiene and securing livelihoods are paramount.
To help people can be incredibly enriching. Anyone who seeks a humanitarian role between school and university, or who wants to color his everyday life, can become a volunteer for the GRC.
There are many reasons for helping other people. Some people seek a human compensation for their timed, demanding working life. Others do not want to start studying directly after finishing school, but prefer practical experience to theory. And there are people who seek a new role, a new inspiration for their future path of life. They all are welcome to volunteer for one of the roles with the German Red Cross.