Stories of volunteers - Simona
What do you actually do as a volunteer? In what organization?
I have been a search and rescue dog handler for almost 10 years. I am a part of Cynological association IZAR, which I am also president of. Our team is prepared 24/7 to help police forces in finding missing persons. When our help is required, we are usually notified by a dispatcher and sent to the search area.
How and when did you start volunteering?
Dogs have always been an important part of my life and now, when I am able to even help others together with my dogs, I am fulfilled in every way.
Why volunteering is important for you? How it benefits the society you live in?
I have 4 dogs, all search and rescue ones and they are the biggest love and passion of my life. It is a way of life and I would not change it in any way.
Source: MC Brežice, Eurodesk regional multiplier