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Work with Brown Bears in Romania

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks


Any time


  • English

Cost in US$:

1 week costs $1244 ; extra weeks cost $219 per week, excluding flights.

Program Fees Include:

Before booking:

- Dedicated period of time on the phone or in person to discuss the project, answer any questions that you might have and find out more about you
- Pre-departure briefing
- Placement information covering work issues and placement advice
- Help and advice from our UK office before and after departure
- Airport welcome and pick up
- Return transfer to the airport at the end of your stay
- Comfortable central accommodation with all bills included
- Free wifi at the accommodation
- Assistance and support from our representative whilst on your placement including regular social ‘meet ups’
- Daily return transport to the sanctuary
- Thorough orientation and basic Romanian language guide
- Donation to project and contribution to Oyster’s adopted bear, Max
- Excludes food (approx. £20 – £30 per week)
- A book about the sanctuary, its history and of course the bears
- Two weekend day trips are arranged by Razvan (transport costs covered only). Please note that those staying for one week only will go on one trip only (to be decided upon arrival):
- Trip 1: Dracula’s Castle and Rasnov Hill Fortress followed by dinner in the mountains
- Trip 2: Sinaia town and Peles Castle
- Free access to InterHealth’s Travel Health Advice Service
- EU VAT at 17.5% on UK cost elements
- Oyster Worldwide volunteer t-shirt

On your return:

- Welcome home pack
- Certificate of Recognition (on request)
- References (on request)

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Animal Welfare
  • Conservation
  • Tourism

Age Range

Our voluntary placements are open to anyone over 18 and we always welcome career breakers of any age.

This Program is open to

Asian, Worldwide, Kiwi, South African, Australian, Canadian, European and American Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Apartment/Flat

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Phone/Video Interview

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 day from recepit of form to booking interview

Post Services Include

  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home