“To be a volunteer means to do good things – and it always brings happiness. Volunteering, in my opinion, is the inspiration to find energy and strength within you and succeed in life.
I think volunteering is what will save the world”.
I have been volunteering since 2017.
The beginning of the pandemic, when only a few new cases were reported in Georgia, remained one of the difficult memories in my life. In general, I am an emotional person and I remember I had a lot of unanswered questions that bothered and stressed me.
Fortunately, I was soon called up by the Red Cross for training sessions – the organization launched a volunteer readiness program. I received so many comprehensive answers about the pandemic from these meetings that my fears and negative emotions completely vanished.
After this day along with other volunteers, I also went out on the field and I can confidently say that during the hardest period of the pandemic I was standing at the front line at full capacity.
Our branch was in constant contact with the municipality of our city and we were intensively engaged in the distribution of necessary medicine and products to the homeless elderly in the highland villages.
Throughout this process, I did not even think for a moment that I should have stopped or stepped back. I could not feel tired and I tried to reach out to as many people as possible.
I believe that the pandemic and its challenges have united the whole country. The main spark of this unity came from the Red Cross volunteers and spread quickly all over the country.
When I called the beneficiaries and told them I was calling from the Red Cross and I was ready to help them, I received a lot of thanks in return and endless positive feedback. I will never forget their emotions.
To be a volunteer means to do good things. And it always brings happiness. Volunteering, in my opinion, is the inspiration to find energy and strength within you and succeed in life. I think volunteering is what will save the world.