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

The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has disconnected people physically, socially, and emotionally. Together with the social movements in the past half-year, Hong Kong is encountering a double whammy. The accumulated emotions make it a very tough time. Without face-to-face interactions, psychological support services have become much more challenging. I have to admit it takes more time and effort to build the rapport with service users. Yet, this is also the time where we can see psychological support especially important and meaningful. “Shall We Talk” is one of the services we offer to the general public in which people can make an appointment for a chat with our trained psychological first aiders. Some callers shared that they seldom talked about their emotions. While some were in a lack of channels, some found it hard to share with their friends and family. Having a person nearby simply listening can already be very soothing. We hope to connect a bit with people’s emotions amid social distancing. At the same time, we wish to let them know that it is OK to have different feelings and they are not alone. Most people have the inner potentials, just that they may get lost in times of chaos. We just stay there and be with them as we believe company is power. While everyone is fighting hard against the coronavirus, we fight the virus with our strongest belief in presence and connection. And every work of us is a reminder of our faith in humanity.

Carbo Leung Ho Chuen
Hong Kong Red Cross
May 5, 2020
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