“Why I started volunteering? Probably because I wanted some positive changes in my life as well as in our society.
I was fascinated by the humanitarian idea of the Red Cross and made an effort to become part of its team.
As a result I have been a Red Cross volunteer since 2019.”
During the pandemic I had to overcome very heavy emotional barriers.
The main thing in this situation was to concentrate on my responsibilities in order to help a lot of vulnerable people in the face of an emergency. I must say that the Red Cross Psychosocial Support played an important role for me to maintain common sense, diligence, and efficiency.
It was not easy for me to see the emotions of people in need during the pandemic. Many of them could not accept the reality we all lived in. Sometimes it was completely impossible to communicate with people. But that was one of our main missions – active communication, raising awareness, and spreading the right recommendations to protect people.
This difficult period united the volunteers and formed us into such a strong team as never before. Sharing our emotions with each other generally was quite helpful. We were often talking and discussing our problems and analyzing real options; we were prioritizing tasks and trying to find the best solutions for our beneficiaries.
As a result, I can say that the pandemic really helped us to become more effective and supportive team members.
This difficult period united the volunteers and formed us into such a strong team as never before.