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1996-2009 (volunteer since 2008)
Toni, one of Robi’s junior volunteers, always present at the Obor park adoption fair, lost his fight against throat cancer after 3 years of suffering.
He didn’t show up at the fair for a while. I thought maybe he’s on holiday or maybe he left on a camp or somewhere else to spend his well-deserved holiday. When I saw him again I almost couldn’t recognize him, skinny, without hair on his head, talking with great difficulty.
28 June 1985 – 26 February 2012. Volunteer since 2010.
She was a volunteer and a friend, an incredibly good person, a great soul, always ready to offer a good word and a helping hand. We will miss you, Lucia. We know you are in a better place and you watch us from there. Rest in peace, our dear, Lucia Andreea Simionoiu.
How it all happened, so suddenly, in only two weeks: a two weeks’ ordeal, the ordeal of a family who loved her and tried to do everything for her. Only God knows what you have gone through, our good friends!
Founder and president of the Robi Association since 2001.
“After a day’s work in the shelter when I am so tired I can barely stand, I always ask myself how can anybody be there every day, work on almost any weather, summer, winter, cold, heat, snow, rain, to exhaustion, to fight for every animal met in the way, no matter what the daily problems and health issues are?
From where do the physical and mental strength for all these emerge, what is their motor? The dedication, unconditional love and limitless sacrifice for these animals and their cause, this is the answer. And the one to do this is Marilena Cristian.”
32 years old, Logistics Coordinator. Volunteer since 2008.
I’ve loved animals ever since I can remember. I’ve always considered myself a person that understands animals, that can communicate with them and I was never afraid of them. That is why one day I decided to do something and so I became a Robi volunteer, an association of which I have become fond of and is actually really helping animals a lot.
I have 2 dogs and a cat, all three of “common” race, if I can call it this way. One is adopted and the other is rescued from the street with the help of the Association and to the donations of people who cared. Continue reading
36 years old, foreign languages teacher. Volunteer since 2009.
Why volunteer? Because I see around me too many people that indifferently pass by, looking the other way. Because, all alone, I cannot do much. Because I need to know that there are others like me as well, and even though everyone is having a hard time, we all move on.
My job is not important. I would have helped animals even if I were an astronaut or hairstylist. Why animals? Because I can talk with them and I know how to listen to them. Continue reading
24 years old, Economist. Volunteer since 2010.
If I could name anyone that changed my life, I would name Otto, my puppy without any hesitation. Since I received him, I realized that you need a lot of dedication and responsibility to take care of animals. The reward is to the same extent: love.
Since then I knew that I want to do something for the animals and in the moment I found out about the association, I didn’t hesitate to visit their side to find out about the activities they do and I decided to join them. Continue reading
26 years old, Marketing Officer. Volunteer since 2010.
Vounteering doesn’t necessarily make you a better person, but a rational person that understands what is going on within and around.
Animals for me have the qualities that many already lack: dignity, honesty, compassion. I encourage any form of volunteering as long as it is done with love.
24 years old, Architecture student. Volunteer since 2010.
Volunteering is too much said because all I do are absolutely natural things, that don’t require special powers or magical formulas. If everybody would understand this and would do a minimal effort to help an innocent soul, then this “job” wouldn’t even exist any more and I would be happy. But it’s a long way to go until then.
I choose to help animals because since I can remember I love them and I can’t conceive life without them. Unfortunately there are too many on the streets, with no home, suffering and asking for help, and too few listen. Continue reading
27 years old, Economist. Volunteer since 2010.
I love animals very much, I was born with the love for dogs, and the fact that I work as a volunteer at an association for animal protection is the best thing I’ve ever done.
The dogs depend on humans and it is our duty to do something for the helpless souls, that can’t help themselves when they are having a hard time, hardships caused by people as well. Continue reading
Resident physician. Volunteer since 2010.
I came to ROBI because I wanted to learn to help animals. I stayed because the team work is more beautiful and efficient.
Besides this, at ROBI I found people that I consider “normal”, for whom a dog’s ex-ray is more important than a pair of shoes, who don’t disinfect from head to toe after petting a puppy, who are not afraid to ruin their hair, manicure or to get their clothes dirty, who have a value chain that is similar to mine.
Chemical engineer. Volunteer since 2010.
My girlfriend and I wanted to see how we can help puppies and what and NGO would do for them. We liked what we saw at the ROBI Association and we both stayed to give a helping hand.