VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) - Adult individuals who join the Malaysian Red Crescent Society who have already completed their secondary school education. A team of VAD in Chapter Petaling consist of about 20-40 members and is lead by a commandant who reports to Chapter Petaling Committee.

VAD activities are more mature and advanced in nature as compared the youth and link movement. As adults, VAD members are entrusted to carry out more complicated activities which require more responsibility, maturity and experience from the individual. Activities carried out by VAD members are such as:

- Ambulance service
- Disaster Relief
- Community Service
- Basic Life Support.

  1.  Voluntary Aid Detachment members receive advanced training on first aid. These training are such as Basic Life Support which requires the participant to handle advanced medical equipment. VAD members are also given training on Ambulatory Services which enables them to drive the ambulance.
  2. Being a member of VAD opens up the possibility for an individual to network and learn from each other. VAD members consist of individuals from various walks of life who share the same common interest of serving the community. Being a member of the VAD allows you to be different yet share the same cause.
  3. If you were previously from the youth movement, the Voluntary Aid Detachment allows you to continue your service after leaving school. This will ensure that you do not waste away your experience and knowledge that you have gained during your service in the youth movement.
  4. Being in the VAD also gives you the opportunity to be a leader in the Malaysian Red Crescent Society. Many VAD members have moved on to become Chapter and Branch committee members.
How to join

 Please contact Chapter Petaling (refer to Contact Us). It is advisable that you choose the VAD team that is based nearest to your place of residence.