Amazing stories from our Volunteers supporting the COVID-19 response

Mon ambulance est une lumière dans la nuit

Pour moi, c’est simple. Tu appliques le protocole. Je suis préparé. Je suis formé. Pas besoin de réfléchir. Tu réponds… Read more “Mon ambulance est une lumière dans la nuit”

SISU
Croix-Rouge de Belgique
Généralement, quand il y a deux fous dans la pièce, ils finissent par bien s’entendre

Chaque cas est différent. Depuis le début de l’épidémie, le centre d’appel fédéral reçoit onze mille appels par jour. Nous, on… Read more “Généralement, quand il y a deux fous dans la pièce, ils finissent par bien s’entendre”

SISU
Croix-Rouge de Belgique
He visto los dos extremos del ser humano: el dedicado y solidario y el que da la espalda

¿Cuál ha sido tu experiencia de voluntariado en Covid-19?  Hola soy Sofia Mallorgas Formo parte del grupo de Voluntariado Social… Read more “He visto los dos extremos del ser humano: el dedicado y solidario y el que da la espalda”

Sofia Mallorgas
Spanish Red Cross
He aprendido que no es un juego, que no es un virus común y corriente

¿Cuál ha sido tu experiencia de voluntariado en Covid-19? Cuéntanos tu historia Actualmente estoy prestando servicio en lo que es… Read more “He aprendido que no es un juego, que no es un virus común y corriente”

Lennyn Bonilla
Spanish Red Cross
A dilemma between staying home or risking to Help

Most of the regions in the Philippines, if not all, are already under the Enhanced Community Quarantine which corresponds to… Read more “A dilemma between staying home or risking to Help”

Renz Jan D. Ontal
Philippine Red Cross
This virus which I haven’t seen with my eyes frightened me

I’m a young Red Crescent Çanakkale volunteer İslam Akçin. I have a Young Red Crescent Çanakkale volunteer for about a… Read more “This virus which I haven’t seen with my eyes frightened me”

İslam Akçin
Turkish Red Crescent
Nascite e Rinascite

Per noi di Croce Rossa Italiana comitato di Lecce 🕊 è il tempo della gentilezza …oggi più che mai… e… Read more “Nascite e Rinascite”

Mimma Antonaci
Italian Red Cross
Fighting doesn’t mean you’re not scared, for the contrary – you use your fear for something positive

When I joined the Red Cross I learned about the 3 F’s of Emergency: the so-called Fight-Flight-Freeze response. Flight stands… Read more “Fighting doesn’t mean you’re not scared, for the contrary – you use your fear for something positive”

Susana Costa
Portuguese Red Cross
I’m proud to be part of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement COVID-19

In the three months of 2020, our work has changed, and the work is not like a normal office rhythm,… Read more “I’m proud to be part of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement COVID-19”

Aisuluu Kangeldieva
The Red Crescent of Kyrgyzstan Society
To see the light at the end of the tunnel is a necessity

What has been your experience of volunteering in COVID-19? Tell us your story? My name is Monica Bononi and I’m… Read more “To see the light at the end of the tunnel is a necessity”

Monica Bononi
Italian Red Cross Society

Our branch initially called on us [volunteers] and we received training on how the virus spreads, how to avoid being infected, how to train others and how to disseminate messages through all media from home. They later called on us to train others including in markets and other highly frequented areas. They reassured us, as we had seen how the virus spread in China and the boom in Europe, and prepared us as the virus was coming towards us. The government declared a national quarantine, the National Society indicated that it followed the norms and we’ve been confined for almost 3 weeks up to now. (…) A lot of people don’t mind the request to stay home and are still going out and the virus is spreading. [In Bolivia], we have 210 confirmed cases and, in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, 7 fatalities. Personally, I learned that a lot of people can be stubborn and that we have to disseminate awareness messages continuously. I personally do so within my family and friends circle. Our filial doesn’t have any resource, we’re just respecting the quarantine, copying and disseminating information through social media. Nothing more than that.

Bolivian Red Cross Society
April 10, 2020
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