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PIROI

1, rue de la Croix-Rouge
ZAC de la Mare
97438 SAINTE-MARIE
Reunion island
Tel. + 262 (0)262 53 08 92
Fax + 262 (0)262 72 17 02
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Volunteering

Become a volunteer!

Would you like to help humanitarian efforts in your community? Are you sociable and enjoy helping others? Do you want to learn new skills and are motivated by teamwork?

Our teams will be on hand to help you throughout your time as a volunteer.

The French Red Cross has numerous opportunities available; choose the type that suits you best.

Find out more about volunteering for the French Red Cross.


At PIROI we recruit volunteers throughout the year in various roles:

Raising awareness:
Prevention of natural risks on Reunion Island

Are you interested in the topic of natural risks? Would you like to run activities, particularly those involving children? Participate in the ‘Paré pas Paré’ (‘Ready or not?’) project and raise awareness in Reunion’s population about the risk of natural disasters.

Main opportunities:

  • Running awareness sessions in schools
  • Running family preparation workshops in local communities
  • Manning a booth at public events: Grand Raid mountain race, Science Festival, Playa Tour, etc.
  • Developing outreach tools as part of the ‘Paré pas Paré’ project

These activities do not require any particular skills and are open to everyone, whatever your age, experience or how much time you can give the project.


Logistics

The PIROI stocks equipment ready to be deployed at any time in the event of a natural disaster. As a logistics volunteer, you can help the team to:

  • Deploy equipment during emergency operations
  • Restock the storage warehouse after the disaster
  • Develop new warehouse management tools
  • Carry out inventory monitoring and equipment maintenance
  • Organise events or disaster preparation training courses

PIROI’s logistics volunteers are active all year round, in particular during international emergency operations. They receive supervision throughout their involvement, and receive practical training as soon as they start volunteering on the safety aspects of logistics work and supply chain management.


Water treatment and sanitation

This is one of PIROI’s priority focus areas in the Indian Ocean, particularly when responding after a cyclone, flooding or epidemic. The activities you might carry out include:

  • Treatment and distribution of drinking water in emergency situations
  • Promoting hygiene
  • Sanitation

Accountancy

Your skills in accounting or financial management may also help the administrative and financial department in the day-to-day running of PIROI.

You can help with the department’s various administrative or accounting tasks.


Communication - Visibility

If you have a talent for web design, photography or graphic design, you can get involved in projects that interest you by participating in the following activities:

  • Image processing, editing, publishing
  • Photography
  • Development of profile-raising tools and actions
  • Updating the PIROI website
  • Organising press events

Interested in any of our opportunities? Apply now!