Immediately after any disaster, volunteers - often the members of the local communities - play a crucial role in rescuing the survivors and bringing emergency relief and medical aid to them. As relief and aid arrive from other places, volunteers' responsibilities extend to post-disaster recovery and rehabilitation activities. In this slideshow, we bring you a snapshot of various roles volunteers play in response to disasters.

Read our collection of stories and resources that shows volunteerism to be a key element in providing emergency relief to disaster survivors and in post-disaster reconstruction.

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Nurse Worawut Saeiu treats a patient in a health clinic in the village of Ban Hua, Thailand, February 2005. The clinic treated about 100 patients per day for the first few weeks of the Tsunami disaster. 
(Photo by Yoshi Shimizu /IFRC)Nurse Worawut Saeiu treats a patient in a health clinic in the village of Ban Hua, Thailand, February 2005. The clinic treated about 100 patients per day for the first few weeks of the Tsunami disaster. (Photo by Yoshi Shimizu /IFRC)


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