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Volunteer in Romania

Overview

Volunteers in Romania have been contributing to sustainable and worthwhile projects for several years with Projects Abroad. Our volunteer work in Romania supports numerous worthwhile placements which, while they may be challenging, give volunteers in Romania the opportunity to learn about the real world and themselves while making a useful and positive contribution to a worthy community setting.

Volunteer in Romania

  • Placement location: Brasov
  • Project lengths: From 1 week
  • Accommodation: Host families
  • Languages spoken: Romanian
  • Local greetings Hello: Salut or Buna ziua
    Thankyou: Multumesc
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  • Top places to travel: Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle), Transfagarasan Road, Maramures County

Volunteer in Romania

Overseas volunteers in Romania are given the chance to get involved in a wide range of educational projects and internships. These include working with children and teenagers on a care, football, sports or teaching project, taking part in an archaeological dig, working with dance or drama groups and looking after animals on a veterinary or animal care project.

Where we are Based in Romania

Projects Abroad Romania has its office in the historic city of Brasov, capital of Transylvania.

Set in the Carpathian Mountains and with a ski resort nearby, Brasov is an unusual combination of impressive historical squares and palaces, sandwiched between former-Communist tower blocks. While volunteering abroad, you'll be living with a local host family in the town, and to be with or around a Romanian family and their friends is an entertaining and enlightening experience in itself!

Your Romanian hosts will make sure that you eat heartily, and there will be plenty of local wines to try - it's common to find yourself sitting down to Sunday lunch at 1pm and enjoying the food and conversation until 5pm! They may feed you mamaliga, a corn bread which seems to come with every meal or ciorba, a spicy soup.

General Information on Romania

Volunteer in Romania

There's plenty to see in Romania, from painted monasteries, Transylvanian castles and green mountains to vibrant Black Sea beach resorts, Medieval towns and relaxing spas. Romania has activities and attractions to suit all tastes and pockets. 

Romania remains influenced and scarred by its recent political history. The impact of the revolution in 1989 was huge. The dictator, Nicolae Ceacescu, who was killed in this bloody revolution, is still much talked about and remembered with a variety of emotions.

To live in Romania now is to discover a capitalist society developing alongside peasant subsistence. It's a place of contrasts, indeed.

Travel and Tourism in Romania

The ancient city of Brasov has many sights and museums, and a full cultural programme of theatre, music and puppetry performances. The town centre contains a wide range of restaurants and bars within walking distance, and it's also easy to explore more of the city, with frequent buses and trolleybuses.

It's only an hour from the town to Dracula's castle, or the medieval home of Vlad the Impaler. Indeed, there are plenty of attractions in Transylvania, but it's also easy for you to visit Bucharest, the Black Sea or the Danube Delta. Other volunteers have even explored Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ukraine after finishing their volunteer placements.

Projects available in Romania

High School Projects for 15 to 18 year olds available in Romania

Projects

Projects available in Romania

High School Projects for 15 to 18 year olds available in Romania

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