Another new experience!

I have been a volunteer at Caritas Alba Iulia for 5 years now. During this time, I have participated in several team buildings, all of which offered me countless beautiful memories. We all know that these team building weekends are important moments in volunteering.

These events mean incredibly much to me and they add colour to grey everyday life.

If I had to sum up the team buildings in one word, I’d say it’s FAMILY. It is family because it always gives me a feeling of safety, endless empathy, mildness, respect and, what’s most important, a great amount of wisdom. We have so much to win, and all we have to do in return is to be present with all our heart and truly open towards the community.

Last weekend we could experience each other’s love, attention and smiles at Băile Homorod. I always feel like my fellow volunteers give me so much, and I return home with a chest of precious experience.

I had the chance to meet old friends and make new ones, for which I am infinitely grateful. We’ve spent two pleasant days together in a wonderful place, with special people and awesome organizers. In these two days, I learned a lot of new things. I have once again experienced how important teamwork is, how much it means if we work together and live our everyday life with empathy.

I managed to remind myself again of the importance of always having priorities, of being able to let some things go in order to pursue something that means more to me and enriches my inner world.

I want to highlight that the team building in October revolved around first aid training, at the end of which we all obtained a diploma. It was a very uplifting experience.

We learnt about general emergencies (burns, fractures, bleeding), resuscitation, foreign body asphyxiation, calling 112, recovery position, use of semi-automated and fully automatic defibrillators. We acquired a lot of useful knowledge and we were able to practice on manikins.

Special thanks to Hunor-Attila Buna from the Covasna County Ambulance Service for this useful and practical training.

The safety, health and protection of our families and loved ones is the most important thing to keep in mind. I believe that with this experience, I will now be braver and more open-minded about such situations, and I will not be idle in certain crisis situations. I recommend everyone to take part in such a training at least once in their life.

It always feels nice to be together, to play board games, to have conversations, to share stories and new experiences, or just to share a smile, a hug, a coffee. Delicious food, a bunch of colourful and cheerful people, beautiful landscapes and endless love. What else could we need?

It is in moments like these that we should find the small joys life gives us. There is so much in a smile, a hug, a glance. Sometimes we don’t even need words to understand what the other person wants. Every moment has a special magic that touches you then and there, and it’s as if from that moment on it sticks with you for a lifetime. That’s how great and recharging this team building was. It gave me so much, experiences that I can take with me and keep in my heart for a lifetime. I can’t wait to meet again, to have fun and to laugh together.

I always feel like volunteering and such events give me wings and freedom. I soar lightly, swiftly and freely towards new encounters, playing together and sharing joyful moments.

Let’s soar together and meet at the next team building!

Abigél-Annamária Tamás

We are grateful for the partnership with the Salvatore Association and for the support of the City Hall of Odorheiu Secuiesc, the Harghita County Council and the Bethlen Gábor Found!


Translated by Razman Noémi-Katalin