• Romania

Overview

Since the fall of communism in Eastern Europe twenty years ago, life for Romanians has continued to be very difficult. Particularly in northwest Romania, where unemployment & education drop-out rates are very high, access to medical care is limited, families struggling with crisis receive little or no help, & homelessness is reality for far too many families. These prolonged conditions have left many of the Romanian people feeling helpless & hopeless. 

Come help the people of northwest Romania by working with any of 20 projects that meet immediate, urgent needs, while providing long-term solutions. For most teams, members will rotate from one project to the next each day. Team members are encouraged to rotate projects in order to broaden their volunteer trip experience. 

Specialized Program: Education

Educational volunteer tasks include:
  • Assist kindergarten, primary school & middle school children with daily school activities.
  • Assist school children with homework & other after-school activities.
  • Assist with special activities for children with disabilities.

Specialized Program: Social & Community Work

Social & community service volunteer tasks include:
  • Spend time working with children at our center for abandoned, neglected & abused children.
  • Spend time working with young mothers at our Family Crisis Center.
  • Assist with special activities for children with disabilities.
  • Prepare & deliver special packages of food, clothing & other necessities for families in need.
  • Assist with special community events for the elderly.
  • Assist with special programs designed to help the homeless.

Specialized Program: Sports

Sports volunteer tasks include:
  • Assist with special sports programs working with children including soccer, basketball & other sports.
  • Spend time working with children at our center for abandoned, neglected & abused children.
  • Prepare & deliver special packages of food, clothing & other necessities for families in need.

Specialized Program: Agriculture


										
  • Assist with daily farm activities including crops, dairy & other livestock.
  • Assist with special projects designed to improve the infrastructure of the farm.

Specialized Program: Dental & Optometry

Dental & vision care are desperately lacking amongst all Romanians. Dentists, dental hygienists & optometrists can volunteer in Tileagd.
  • Glasses can be manufactured on site.

Optional Pre/Post-Project Tours


										
  • Budapest - Spend a couple days in one of the most beautiful cities in Eastern Europe.
  • Wonderful sightseeing in northwest Romania - Sites include: Romanian castles, famous monasteries, Baroque Palace & many Orthodox cathedrals.
  • The Transylvania Mountains - Chalets & other vacation destinations are very popular among tourists.