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Volunteer Abroad Programs - Volunteer in Romania

Volunteer in Romania

Volunteer in Romania with International Volunteer HQ on a wide range of volunteer abroad projects, including Teaching, Summer Camp, Animal Care, Sustainable Agriculture, Special Needs Support and NGO Support. Volunteers are based in the town of Miercurea Ciuc in Harghita County. With low volunteer program fees and top rated volunteer projects, you will not find a more affordable and trustworthy volunteer travel organization in Romania.

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At a glance…

  • Available year-round
  • 7 meaningful project options
  • Projects based in the town, Miercurea Ciuc
  • Accommodation in volunteer apartment
  • Between 5 and 10 volunteers start in Romania each month
  • Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Program fees from $360 for 1 week
  • Optional Language and Cultural orientation week available

I stayed in Romania for two months with the special needs program. It's hard to put my experience into words, but to start it was incredible, enlightening, and life changing. The people I met, the staff and children I worked with - I'll truly never forget them. Romania is beautiful country and fairly undiscovered by hoards of tourists so it's a lot of fun to travel around.

IVHQ Volunteer - Olivia Martin-Spisak
Olivia Martin-Spisak
Nationality: American
Age: 18
Destination: Romania

Volunteer opportunities in Romania

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $360

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in after-school programs
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Help disadvantaged children on after school programs designed to keep them busy and entertained outside class time. Assist with homework, extra tuition or activities in a supportive, safe, nurturing environment.

Protects animals

4-6 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $360

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in dog shelters
  • Volunteers aged 16+

Assist a local dog shelter with all aspects of caring for the dogs. Give them active social time, help with feeding and cleaning and prepare them to be adopted by new families.

Supports community development

4-6 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $360

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based with an NGO
  • Volunteers aged 16+

Volunteer in an NGO focused on providing increased education opportunities in the community. Help to increase their exposure, garner support and improve the service through marketing and general support.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $570

  • Duration: 2 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in centers for people with disabilities
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Use your experience in special needs support to assist in centers for disabled children and adults. Help to run lessons and games, using your initiative and creativity to overcome a lack of resources.

Increases access to education

5-8 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $360

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based at summer camps
  • Volunteers aged 16+

A world of excitement awaits on Summer Camps for children and teenagers, helping to organize and run fun activities and lessons. Open during the local holidays between June - September.

Conserves the environment

4-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $360

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in community gardens
  • Volunteers aged 16+

Help to run a community greenhouse, producing organic fruit and vegetables to feed people in need.

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from $360

  • Duration: 1 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in local schools in Miercurea Ciuc
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Volunteer in local schools, assisting local teachers with all lessons, particularly in English. Students range in age from 6-16 and are often from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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  • Most affordable fees - as the world leader in affordable volunteer travel, we’re able to keep our fees low by partnering with a local organization in Romania to support meaningful community projects and local employment.
  • Superior support - your experienced IVHQ Program Manager, teamed with our local team in Romania will ensure you feel supported every step of the way - from planning to volunteering.
  • Responsible projects - we’re dedicated to ensuring that our projects are responsibly run and have sustainable positive impacts that are supporting local needs.
  • Online training - as soon as you register on an IVHQ program, you will gain access to our interactive volunteer training to ensure you’re well prepared for your program.
  • Safety-first - volunteer safety is a top priority for IVHQ and we have clear standards for risk management on each program. You can feel confident that you are placed with trustworthy institutions, organizations and families that have been screened by our local teams.
  • New friendships - as an IVHQer, you’ll always be in the company of friendly locals and like-minded volunteer travelers who will quickly become your life-long friends.
  • Epic weekend adventures - you’ll have your weekends free to explore Romania with your new-found friends.

How to get started

Pick a destination + project and apply for free
Meet your personal volunteer travel expert
Pay the Registration Fee to secure your place and upgrade your MyIVHQ account
Get ready to volunteer abroad, we’ll support you every step of the way!