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 which wouldn't look out of place on 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.
One of the more unique ways you could visit this beautiful destination is by becoming an animal volunteer. Romania may not be known for its wildlife, but those who choose to explore the natural realms of the country will discover a range of exciting species. Wolves, lynx, wild cats and various deer roam the land, but one of the most enticing animals can be witnessed when you become a wildlife volunteer in Romania. You could work with animals at the Romanian Bear Sanctuary, aiding the care of rescued brown bears at one of the largest bear sanctuaries in Europe and assisting with the day-to-day running of this important location.
By joining a volunteering project in Romania, you could be making a real difference to the lives of the incredible species found here - so get in touch and begin your volunteer experience today!