What is voluntary work?
Today everything is capitalized. There is only one thing today that cannot be capitalized: voluntary? work coming from the heart. There are no parameters for this. It has gratitude and thanks, but has no instructions and command, only request for favour from the heart. This leaves its trace as nobleness as a miracle from a person. This is the deed that cannot make us feel tired – as we do it with joy and selflessly. It is not a transaction – but a deed that belongs to the soul. And so, a true miracle. A volunteer is led by only one thing: passion. The wish to help. The best reward, when the reward is nothing else but the brightness in someone’s eyes, the joy and happiness of those you helped.
We are waiting for al those we want to give us a small piece of their free time. Thank you!
OUR ASSOCIATION WON AGAIN THE “VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR” REWARD ADRIENNE BÍRÓ, ONE OF OUR VOLUNTEERS, HAD THE HONOR TO RECEIVE THIS AWARD THIS YEAR. CONGRATULATIONS!
Adrienne Bíró, the winner of the Volunteer of the Year 2015, has been a volunteer at HIFA Romania Association for more than seven years now. Although Adrienne is blind, she lives her life to the fullest. Full of exemplary self-power, strong will and persistence she has learned the secrets of Braille literacy and uses her knowledge in our Association’s programs.
For years now, she has been involved in our program Learning in different ways, Interactive Islands – How to Live with Disabilities?, initiated by our Association. Our main target groups are pupils, students, future parents and teachers, focusing on their proper attitude during decision-making or educating children, pupils and the society.
Adrienne does not only teach Braille reading and writing to young people. She is a great example as a volunteer and proves that people with disabilities are equal to any other human being and they are valuable members of the society. She helps members of our association to be notified, enlarges our database, and she also keeps contact by phone. In addition, she takes care of her sick mother, whom she herself could count on while having been sick.
Adrienne is an example to follow for all of us. She testifies that God does not make mistakes – we all have a purpose in life.
The winners of the previous years are:
- ATTILA KELEMEN – Volunteer of 2013
- JUDIT-GYÖNGYI SIMON – Orbán Balázs prize for her volunteer work in 2011