Described by some of our volunteers as the “hidden gem of Eastern Europe”, Romania is an undiscovered beauty for many travellers. Get to know this green and mountainous country as a local, and make a genuine contribution to some of the inspiring welfare volunteering projects. From summer volunteering to gap travel, from career breaks to a family holiday with a difference, there are some fantastic volunteering abroad opportunities.

Those looking to do a ski season will have a memorable time, working in Romania and enjoying the local ski scene.  We’ll arrange a programme for you to become a ski instructor or snowboard instructor, followed by gap year work for the remainder of the season.

Art course in Romania

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Projects in Romania

Volunteer with Bears in Romania

Medical Internship in Romania

Volunteer with Children in Romania

Paid Ski Season in Romania

Art course in Romania

Get to know the unspoiled beauty of Eastern Europe

Romania is a country so full of contrast, with beautiful scenery, rich foods and warm people that you are almost at a loss to how to start describing it. It is extremely green and beautiful, yet totally unexploited. Tourism has never really boomed here, which really adds to the appeal of this almost forgotten country.

Actually spending some time living, working and volunteering in Romania really opens your eyes to the hidden gems that this country secretly boasts. Its famous landmarks include the Carpathian Mountains, the Transfagaras Highway (which the Top Gear team tackled in typical Jeremy Clarkson style!) and the beautiful Black Sea, but there is much more to life here than first meets the eye.

The Oyster work and volunteer programmes are located in the elegant city of Brasov, which boasts lively nightlife, mountain walks, great winter skiing and the infamous Dracula’s Castle. Here, in one of our longest running destinations, we offer a great variety of gap year programmes, career break options and even shorter projects for a great holiday with a difference.

For more information about the country, read our guide to Romania.

Family friendly volunteering

Family volunteering with Bears in Romania