Management in Health, Vol 23, No 1 (2019)

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Cristian GRASU


Volunteering is an interest in society's problems. Volunteer work means the desire to help, to do something for society, to support it.

The article aims to analyze the development of volunteer activity in Romania in general and for ambulance services in particular.

2011 was declared the European Year of Voluntary Activities Promoting Active Citizenship and was run under the slogan: "Offer yourself as volunteer! Change something! "
Volunteering in Romania is an increasingly well-known and practiced activity. There are various programs in the direction of education and involvement of citizens in prevention and solving medical emergencies.

On July 27, 2011, the cardiorespiratory resuscitation course was held with most participants. In number 7,402, they simultaneously learned how to resuscitate and give first aid

The Ambulance Society in Bucharest runs the program "There is a hero in each of you", it already has 2,700 people enrolled. It was appreciated that thanks to volunteers, the success rate of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation grew by almost 4% in Bucharest and Ilfov in 2016.

Involvement in volunteering can be an important means of acquiring the necessary skills in the labor market as well as the chance to occupy important social positions within the community. Volunteer internship ensures the development of key skills necessary for the new career development trends


Keywords: volunteering, public ambulance services, professional development.

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