“Volunteering is a unique chance to empower others” • Meri Tseruashvili

Meri Tseruashvili is a Georgian volunteer who will join Centrul Educaţional de Resurse şi Training in Craiova, Romania and participate in a long-term European Solidarity Corps project funded by Erasmus +. Read what she says about her upcoming experience:

“Volunteering work is priceless. It boosts your career, gives you a chance to make an impact, contribute to a cause you believe in, gain a whole new perspective, and get inspired! My name is Meri Tseruashvili and I am 22 years old. After graduating from university, I decided to take a gap year between my bachelor’s and master’s studies, think about my future goals, and try my luck in volunteering work abroad. Therefore, I saw this opportunity as a perfect match for my personal and professional interests and it is also an exciting opportunity for me to deepen my knowledge and gain experience on the matters the hosting organization has been deeply devoted to since its establishment. I am a very passionate person when it comes to bringing change in matters such as youth work and I think this will be a great life experience to enhance my horizon of views.

Volunteering helps you make new friends and contacts, increases your social and relationship skills. That’s why I can’t wait to communicate with young people, but with different cultures, experiences, ideas, and views. In addition, as I love traveling and learning new cultures and traditions, it is an amazing opportunity for me to learn about Romania’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. I expect that the 6 months spent in Romania will be unforgettable as a professional point of view, as well as in terms of new relationships.

Volunteering is a unique chance to empower others. I am ready to be fully involved in youth work and support young people in Craiova to discover their strengths and develop their potential, as I firmly believe that young people can play an important role in the development of a society that does not only present a big challenge, but also a great opportunity to change the condition for the better” – Meri Tseruashvili.