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Volunteer with Children and Adults in Oltenia, Romania!

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks


June 17th – July 1st July 2017, 1st – 15th July 2017, 15th – 29th July 2017, 29th July – 12th August 2017, 12th – 26th August 2017, 26th August – 9th September 2017


No formal qualifications required but we do ask for applicants to have relevant work experience before going on a trip, so have experience working in health/social care with children and/or adults with disabilities, preferably with individuals with autism. We are happy to interview inexperienced applicants but we will advise you on how to access some work experience prior to your trip and only make a conditional offer to volunteer with us on the understanding that you gain the necessary experience beforehand.


  • English
  • Romanian

Cost in US$:


Cost Includes:

  • Travel while in host country
  • Housing
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Registration fees
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

Minimum donation covers the items above plus a donation to the project which is essential for the year round project to exist.



Experience Required


    At least 2 weeks experience with children and/or adults with disabilities.

Volunteer Types

  • Childcare & Children
  • Disability Issues
  • Orphans

Typical Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers who are interested and passionate about the work we do and genuinely want to make a difference. Individuals who are proactive, enthusiastic and confident working independently will thrive on these projects. An understanding and respect for local culture and customs is essential to ensure good relationships with the staff, children and community, and to have a positive impact. We recruit volunteers from different backgrounds and careers. Many of our volunteers are University students looking to gain work experience or travel in their summer vacations, but we also welcome volunteers from the age of 16 and over, professionals, retired individuals, people looking for a different summer experience or exploring career change options - just get in touch!

This Program is open to

European, British and Irish Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living
  • Apartment/Flat

Participants Travel

in Groups

Typically Participants Work

in Groups of 3

Application Process Involves

  • Letters of Reference
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Online Application
  • Disciplinary Clearance Form

Typically The Application Process Time is

3 weeks

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network