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Volunteer Romania

Caring For And Teaching Under-Privileged Children

Establish in Romania since 2008 with the simple aim of creating smiles and a feeling of self-worth among children and under-privileged we work with

Our Holiday Clubs are run in English with local volunteers acting as translators when required, and are dedicated to the children and adults learning the language whilst they enjoy their holiday. The lessons are themed and fun, using arts crafts and games to make them more interesting, with the older ones doing some theatre and music too on occasions. What are lessons are not, is serious and boring or difficult for the volunteer to teach.

The pupils are a mixed group of orphaned, abandoned and under-privileged children and adults mixed in with a group of people from perfectly ordinary, if poor, backgrounds and in 2015 there were over 400 applicants for the summer course.
We work in conjunction with the Mayor of the city of Hunedoara and his team and we have been given full access to one of the schools in the city and run these lessons together with the Director of that school.

All volunteers stay with us at our home in a small village near the city of Deva, and many of our visitors find the experience of staying here almost as rewarding as the time with the children, counting tractors, horses and carts in out and out as they go about their daily routine and watching cows and horses being led to grazing as well as the odd escaped pig!
There is a small, very rustic village shop and cafe where all visitors are welcomed with open arms to join the locals for an evening of getting to know each other or maybe just experiencing local culture.

None of our programmes are any more than 30 minutes away form our home and transport is provided morning and evening so that you don't have to find your own way around, with full support whilst you are on programme.
There is also ample time at the weekends to go off and explore beautiful Romania and discover more of the country for yourself.
This programme runs through school holiday periods over Easter and summer so please enquire about specific dates.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups

Typical day

Make your own breakfast and be ready to depart for programme about 8.30/9 a.m/ It usually takes 20 to 30 minutes to get to whichever of the programmes we are working on at the time. At the school for children with special needs you would assist the children with their own morning snacks and assist the teachers during their general lessons with art, craft and game activities. At lunchtime you would assist the children with theirs whilst also having your own and in the afternoon you may be helping out more in the classroom, or outside with games, ior simply taking the children for a walk along the river.

At school teaching English you would set up on  arrival in accordance with the lesson plans that you made the evening before and would lead the lessons given to any one of 3 or 4 classes distinguished by age of the pupils and ability in English. At lunchtime you can eat a packed lunch that you will have prepared for yourself at home before you left or you could go to one of the many cafes nearby all of which are very good and relatively cheap. You would return in the afternoon to continue the lessons given to your chosen classes.
All programmes finish at about 4 p.m and you will be given transport back to our house where you would be staying. As well as preparing your own evening meals there will also be time for a review of the days activities and for planning activities for the following day, after which the evening is free time.

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Teaching and childcare at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
All that is really required is a willingness to join in, have some fun and create a few smiles along the way.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 09:00 - 16:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at Volunteer Romania are happy to help you.

Contact Project Coordinator

Free-time activities

Romania is a beautiful country and public transport by train bus or taxi is good, and it is cheap. We are based in Transylvania so a visit to one of Dracula's foremost castles in Hunedoara is a must and the beautiful cities of Sigiu and Sighisoara are only a train ride away
Further afield and Brasov is a place to visit for a long weekend and take a bus ride to Romania's foremost Dracula castle at Bran.
Our nearest city, called Deva is very cosmopolitan with a wonderful pavement cafe culture and there are also great bars and restaurants, and a trip up to see Deva's famous castle on the hill is a delight with it's fantastic views over the surrounding countryside
Closer to home there are great walks and treks over open fields and through the forest and a lovely, very rustic village bar/shop/cafe where you can meet and get to know the villagers themselves, all of whom will welcome you with open arms.

Swimming
Concert/Music
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Contact & Reservation
$277
/week
$277
/week
4 - 12
weeks
4 - 12
weeks
18+
age
18+
age
Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

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Services by Volunteer Romania
Accommodation, food and drink, airport pickup
Pre-departure briefing
A packing list and pre-briefing sheet so that you can relax
Bedding & the cleaning of bedding.(All that is necessary for your stay, cleaning materials, electricity, etc.).
Experienced and qualified English speaking staff
Health and Safety briefing, Project Training as necessary., Volunteer Romania T-shirt
Daily transport to and fro the project and all project materials and equipment.
Airport Pickup at Sibiu

Airport pick-up is included from our nearest airport, called Sibiu with Saturday being the usual arrival date.

Accommodation

Four bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms, each sleeping from 2 to 6 people.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

Breakfast and dinner whilst on the programme Monday - Thursday. Volunteers have a small kitchen to be able to cook for themselves and w e provide fresh ingredients to be able to cater for all dietary requirements

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,110.00
5 weeks
$1,385.00
6 weeks
$1,660.00
7 weeks
$1,935.00
8 weeks
$2,210.00
9 weeks
$2,485.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$3,310.00
Average fees
$277.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Deva/Romania between 4 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Volunteer Romania will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Volunteer Romania during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Romania. Please check the visa regulations for Romania.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Romania.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Sibiu (SBZ) in Sibiu. We assist you to find cheap flights to Romania.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Romania provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Romania you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Romania.
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