Volunteer in Romania
For Children and Teach English to Youth
for infants in a "special needs" ward or teach English to teens and young adults in school
classrooms in this old-world Eastern European country.
You don't need special skills to teach
conversational English skills, or to nurture a
disabled or abandoned baby. No matter the
circumstances of their birth, infants, toddlers and
teens understand the nurturing touch and kind words
of a caring adult. Deserving children in our
Romanian host communities eagerly await your help
"We thank you for
all you have done ...
The children live because the volunteers keep coming."
~ Dr. Delia
Asoltanei, Tutova Hospital
FOR CURRENT INFORMATION:
Romania program blog
Nothing says "love" like a
child's smile! In Tutova, you
can help feed and care for babies who arrive at the
"failure-to-thrive ward" shortly after birth. Each day, volunteers
stimulate, love and nurture them in a way a parent would. Just
playing with these children will make a huge difference in their
lives. And you will benefit from the healing smiles and warm hugs of
your small charges. Physicians can also be helpful, but note:
flexibility is key, as equipment and medicine are scarce throughout
How do you thank someone for helping to make your dream
come true? My name is Laura Nunez and I just spent the last
three weeks in Tutova, Romania, working with children at the
I absolutely had the time of my life. All of the children
touched my heart especially, Ana-Maria Rancea, the little
girl that I had the honor to work with. Just to see her
smile and laugh everyday made all the money I spent and the
hours on the plane (I hate flying) well worth it.
I plan to go back next year and I can't wait to see the
babies again! I just wanted to thank Global Volunteers for
helping me make my dream come true. Without your service
program in Romania, that would not have been possible.
This experience has truly been the best thing that has ever
happened to me, the best money ever spent and the happiest I
have EVER been.
Thanks again, Laura Nunez, Bayside, NY
You can also
choose to teach conversational English to middle school and high
school students in Barlad. No formal teaching experience is
required. You will serve as a resource in formal classrooms,
practicing pronunciation and assisting with language exercises. This
is an exceptional opportunity for retired and active teachers as
Program Food, Lodging and Travel
Volunteers are met at the Bucharest airport by Global
Volunteers' team leader who will spend the first night in a
Bucharest hotel. The following day, the team leader will accompany
you to Banca, near Barlad, where you'll stay at pleasant
tourist-class hotel with a restaurant. Breakfast and dinner will be
at the hotel or restaurants, with lunch served at or near the work
sites. Romanians enjoy grilled meats, including mititei (meat balls
shaped like cylinders) and patricieni (sausages). Another favorite
food in Romania is mamaliga, a bread or mush made from corn meal,
which can be cooked and served in many ways. Wine and a plum brandy
called "tzuica" are popular drinks in Romania.
school is in Barlad city proper. From Banca, hospital volunteers are
transported to Tutova, about half an hour away.
Program Free Time
spend evenings socializing with local residents and attend folk
music concerts. Weekend options include hiking the Carpathian
mountains, tour the historic towns of Sinaia and Brasov, visiting
the "Painted Monasteries", sunning on the Black Sea coast, or
soaking in the vibrant cultural scene of Iasi or Bucharest.
Free-time arrangements and costs are your responsibility.
Please sign up to make a difference in these children’s lives today!
Call one of our volunteer coordinators at 800-487-1074 to apply.