On the eve of the holiday – Volunteer Day, we continue a series of news about various areas of volunteer activity at Kursk State Medical University.

Here is interview with Olga Yurievna Zolotukhina, a 4th-year student of the IFC KSMU department of “medical business”, coordinator of the Kursk department of WATER “Medical Volunteers” of the All-Russian action #Wearetogether, coordinator of polyclinic No. 6.

Olya, tell me, how did you become a coordinator?

– Oh, it was a funny, but at the same time disturbing story.

I came to the headquarters as a full-time volunteer, fulfilled application (for 2 whole days), then Alexey Gaponov offered to become a coordinator for working with new volunteers, and I, of course, willingly agreed. I spent a lot of time at the headquarters, working with volunteers, when suddenly, the coordinator of the direction (Daria Barsova) says: “They are waiting for you in the office of the vice-rector, in the office of Tatiana Alekseevna Shulgina.” I remember how scared I was, at first I didn’t want to go, I thought I had done something, but I went

I come. Tatiana Alekseevna Shulgina and Natalia Alexandrovna Ketova meet me in the office. After a few words, they ask me: “Daria Barsova is going to work in the covid zone, will you become a coordinator instead of her? » Was I happy at that moment? I was very happy. Was I afraid? I was very afraid. But I heard a lot of warm words, and, most importantly, with the words of Natalia Alexandrovna: “Don’t be afraid to become. Everything will work out, and if it doesn’t work out, then we will help.”

So, together, hand in hand, we have been going for more than a year and we will go on.

Having become the coordinator of the polyclinic, what tasks do you work with?

– What only volunteers in polyclinic No. 6 do not do? If they could see patients, they would do that too.

Our volunteers work on the hotline, directly contact people who came to the clinic for vaccination, enter them into the database, call patients who are on outpatient treatment, issue disability sheets and so on.

Do you do anything else besides work in the clinic?

– Yes, I work in a covid hospital, study and participate in public and political life. And, of course, I enjoy every moment of my life.

Being a coordinator, what qualities did you manage to develop?

– I became calmer, reasonable. I know how to make decisions quickly and, most importantly, correctly in emergency situations (and there were many of them).

I didn’t rely on anyone before, but now I entrust tasks to other volunteers, and I’ve also learned to understand people who are feeling bad.

I’ve improved my leadership skills and become more confident and open.

I want to SAY THANK YOU to everyone who has ever participated in the campaign: be it a volunteer or a well-being (they are the ones who teach us to be wise and stress-resistant).

Thank you very much to the Administration of the city of Kursk and the Kursk State Medical University for always (I want to say again: ALWAYS) being on the side of the volunteer.


KSMU Social Center