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Volunteer in Romania

Volunteer in Romania

Go off the beaten track on International Volunteer HQ’s unique Romania volunteer abroad program. Choose from a wide range of trusted Romania volunteer projects, including Teaching, Summer Camp, Animal Care, Sustainable Agriculture, Special Needs Support and NGO Support. Volunteer work in Romania is based in the town of Miercurea Ciuc in Harghita County. With affordable Program Fees and top rated volunteer projects trusted by over 116,000 travellers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organisation in Romania.

Highlights:
  • 7 meaningful project options available year-round
  • Program Fees from £275 for 1 week
  • Includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in a volunteer apartment in Miercurea Ciuc

  • Optional language and cultural orientation week available

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Key information

Fully hosted experience from £275
Volunteer from 1 - 24 weeks
Ages 16+ and families
Based in Miercurea Ciuc
Discover ancient castles & forests
Projects align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Impact driven projects run by locals
B Corporation certified organization

Volunteer opportunities in Romania

Increases access to education

3-5 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from £275

  • 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 £275

  • 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 £275

  • 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 £435

  • Duration: 2 - 24 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in centres 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 £275

  • 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 organise 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 £275

  • 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 £275

  • 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.

”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.”

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