The Red Cross Reports Massive Surge in Volunteer Numbers Worldwide in Response to COVID-19

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1. 5/12 (International Volunteers Day)

2. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

2.1. Formed in 1919

3. Volunteers throughout the world

3.1. American Red Cross

3.1.1. 78,000 new sign-ups

3.2. Italian Red Cross

3.2.1. Nearly 60,000

3.3. Netherland Red Cross

3.3.1. 48,000

3.4. Kenya

3.4.1. Currently training 35,000 new people

3.5. Other countries

3.5.1. Argentina, Kyrgyzstan, and Tuvalu

3.6. In total: tens of millions of people in nearly every country of the world

3.7. They came from many different backgrounds

3.7.1. Teachers, parents, nurses, students, bankers, artists, etc.

4. Volunteering activities

4.1. Delivering essential food and medical items

4.2. Transporting patients to health facilities

4.3. Supporting with testing and contact tracing

4.4. Providing psychosocial support to vulnerable and quarantined people

4.5. Distributing personal protective equipment

4.6. Providing trusted and accurate health information to their communities

5. Tracy Kyomuhendo

5.1. A student in Kampala, Uganda

5.2. Joined the Uganda Red Cross in March

5.3. "Because I wanted to sensitize my community about the virus and help protect them"

5.3.1. Some people think coronavirus isn't real

5.4. Advantages of volunteering

5.4.1. Build her skills as a person

5.4.2. Achieve my dream of serving humanity

5.4.3. "I feel more connected with my community than ever before."