Interview with Maria Zvereva, 2021 Gold President's Volunteer Service Award Recipient and Director of Health4Better
Why do you volunteer?
My goal in life is to make a contribution to society. I want to create actionable change
and help those in need. Volunteering allows me to realize my goal and gives me a sense
of purpose. It is also beneficial for my personal growth, as I am exposed to diversity and
improve my social skills.
Why did you join Youth4Better?
I joined Youth4Better because it provided a platform for me to support others and create
my own project. I started by joining the Tutoring Service Campaign because I wanted to
make education accessible and share my resources. Now, I am starting my own project,
Can you tell us about Health4Better?
I am very excited to launch a project that focuses on healthcare and medicine. I believe
that our youth is oftentimes hesitant or even discouraged from pursuing a career in
healthcare. This campaign will encourage students to learn more about healthcare and
consider it as a possible career choice. Moreover, it will help people to learn more about
how to stay healthy and safe.
How will your campaign achieve this?
By creating slideshows and posts about different healthcare career tracks and sharing
facts about medicine, I believe we can reach our goal. In the future, I would also like to
invite guest speakers who would discuss their professions and research and share
Why are you passionate about healthcare and medicine?
My passion for medicine and healthcare developed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many lives were lost, and I realized the importance of medicine for society. I understood
that healthcare workers are fighting right next to their patients, often saving their lives.
Through my campaign, I would like to emphasize how crucial healthcare workers are and
how critical the world of medicine is.
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