May 13th – 19th is National Volunteer Week 2013, to celebrate the Irish Red Cross is sharing real life experiences from volunteers around the country and encouraging more people to get involved with their local Red Cross.

Meet Harry (8) and his little sister Isabelle. They have a special bond as Harry saved Isabelle's life..

Meet Harry (8) and his little sister Isabelle. They have a special bond as Harry saved Isabelle’s life…click to read story

Read about how an Ennis woman saves child from choking on bottle teat…

Meet Jemma, a Fermoy schoolgirl and a life saver...

Meet Jemma, a Fermoy schoolgirl and a life saver…

Meet Tim from the Irish Red Cross Lough Corrib Rescue team and read about how the team found James O’Brien in the nick of time...

Meet Tim from the Irish Red Cross Lough Corrib Rescue team and read about how the team found James O’Brien in the nick of time…

Meet the Irish Red Cross Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue team and read about their dramatic rescue of a woman trapped in a disused mine.

Meet the Irish Red Cross Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue team and read about their dramatic rescue of a woman trapped in a disused mine.

For more information about how you can get involved with the Irish Red Cross in your community, see www.redcross.ie/get-involved or call 01 642 4600.