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Monday, September 21, 2015 - 08:24
More volunteers needed to help with refugee influx
The Red Cross is desperately searching for more volunteers to help with what they call "the largest aid operation in years" - the refugee influx. The organization has therefore launched a new recruitment campaign. The aid organization is looking for thousands of people who can be called in to provide practical assistance to refugees. They also need volunteers to assist with short-term projects, NU reports. The additional volunteers will assist the 1,200 already trained volunteers. The Red Cross is therefore urgently calling on people to register with civilian aid network Ready2Help. Volunteers registered here will be deployed to help with the collection and sorting of donated items that will be handed out through the seven Welcome Shops. These stores will be extended to 20, the aim is to have one near every reception and asylum center. The aid organization already has many volunteers working around the clock in the new asylum centers. They are looking for extra interpreters, nurses and people trained in first aid, among other things.