Volunteer in Romania

Vibrant, historical and draped with breathtaking scenery, Romania is one of Europe's greatest treasures and the perfect place in which to become a conservation volunteer. With charming towns and cities and stunning natural landscapes, it is impossible not to fall under Romania's spell. Visit the incredible Danube River, which meanders through mountainous backdrops and lush, rolling hills that wouldn't look out of place in a film set. Explore the wonders of Transylvania, the birthplace of horror icon Dracula, and soak up the ancient mysticism of the country's numerous gothic castles and UNESCO sites. These include the Painted Monasteries of Bucovina and the Monastery of Horezu – both unforgettable sites well worth a visit.

If you're a fan of wildlife, you have definitely come to the right place. Romania offers world-class national parks which harbour wolves, brown bears, lynxes, golden eagles, and elks - all amongst a backdrop of stunning, almost fairytale-like scenery. In all, this is the perfect place in which to get involved with animal conservation volunteering, and you can really help work towards vital Romanian Wildlife Conservation.

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Wildlife

Whilst it may not be the first destination that comes to mind when you think of animals and wildlife, Romania is home to a wide variety of spectacular creatures that are just waiting to be spotted! With a variety of landscapes and habitats for the animals to roam, you will be sure to see some remarkable wildlife should you visit this relatively unknown den of animal activity. Some of the animals you may be able to spot here include:

  • Bears
  • Wolves
  • Lynx
  • Butterflies
  • Terrapins
  • Salamanders

Some of the most spectacular elements of Romanian wildlife are however not found in the spectacular mountain-scapes and rivers, but in the air above them! The bird-life in Romanian is second to none, and with around 395 different species known to frequent the country, you’ll be sure to spot a few on your travels!

Culture

Nature and the countryside still play a huge role in life in Romania for many local people all over the country. One of the most striking things that people notice about Romanian culture is the many strong folk traditions which have survived to this day thanks to the rural nature of the Romanian communities. Romania’s rich folk traditions have been influenced by many sources over the years, but some of the most important elements of the culture include:

  • The traditional folk art which still plays a big part in Romanian life today, including wood carving, ceramics, weaving, and the embroidery of some spectacular costumes!
  • The strong element of spirituality and religion within the country, with over 90% of Romanians being Romanian Orthodox.
  • Romanian cuisine which has taken different elements from all of the outside influences which have visited the country and created its own unique and tasty style!

Romania is a varied and distinctive country with a lot to see!

Popular Destinations

Romania is a country which is steeped in history and which has an abundance of natural attractions not found anywhere else in the world. You may not have heard of some of them before, but trust us when we say that they are well worth a visit. Some of the attractions are:

  • Bran Castle – This imposing 14th century castle is a former royal residence and allegedly the inspiration for one of literatures most feared characters, Count Dracula…
  • The Palace of Culture –This incredible building is found in the city of Lasi and it will take you a while to explore the 298 massive rooms! Currently the building is home to 4 different museums so this is the perfect place to learn a little more about Romania.
  • The Turda Saltworks – You may be wondering why something as plain sounding as a saltworks has made this list, but when you delve deeper into the historic caves you won’t be wondering anymore!

History, nature, and the chance to learn about a fascinating country. What more could you want?

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UK Office
The Great Traveller Ltd,
3 Dairy Yard
Star Street
Ware, Hertfordshire
SG12 9BX
United Kingdom
Opening hours: 9am–5pm

T: +44(0) 208 885 4987

Australian Office
The Great Projects,
39 Cairngorm Street,
Carrara, 4211
Australia

T: +61(0) 755020457