🇷🇴 Go Romania is looking for young environmentalists to participate in 3 volunteering project activities taking place in Craiova, Romania!
📌 We are currently looking for volunteers with diverse interests, experiences and cultural backgrounds. You will have the opportunity to meet other international volunteers, work together on activities that will stimulate you and help the community.
    The selected volunteers will assist with daily activities and have the opportunity to organise various events and workshops based on their interests and the interests of the youth involved. Activities will be held under the supervision of an experienced coordinator, who will also prepare you for the activity. Volunteers will also coordinate and propose events themselves.
    📍 Volunteer Tasks
    – educational activities on sustainable development
    – youth events outdoors
    – arts & crafts, DIY & repair workshops
    – educational trips, organizing workshops, fairs and festivals
    – help in writing and coordinating solidarity projects and project management
    – eco-management of the Jiu River with boats and kayaks
    🌍 Location: Craiova, Romania
    🗓️ Start dates: ✴️ 5-9 months individual volunteering starting in June ✴️ 2 months team volunteering starting on 27.05 ❇️ 5-9 months individual volunteering starting in September
     The project is funded by the European Solidarity Corps program. The cost of the fare (round trip) is reimbursed by the program. Food, accommodation, insurance, pocket money will be covered during the project.
    👀 You can also have a look at our Facebook page and past activities!

To apply as international volunteer please fill in this awesome form 😊

Don’t get frustrated about filling out everything, you don’t have to. But the more you share to us the better. We have put a lot of effort into ensuring that you will have a positive experience throughout our programme of activities. These answers will help us know we share a similar philosophy and view.

It is also important not to pretend like someone you are not. Just be yourself, be sincere with your skills, competences and expectations. Finally, the project is for you, and you are for the project. It is a long term commitment and it’s good to choose what fits both sides!

Please submit this form as soon as possible as we will start interviews right after we have reviewed your answers. We will get back to you via text or email.

Candidates selected after the review of applications will have to also pass the interview when they also have the opportunity to meet with the team and ask questions related to the project, activities and local culture.
    🌿 We are waiting for your applications!

About the project

The chosen volunteer will assist with daily activities, help with the program and will also have an opportunity to organize different events and workshops based on their interests and other youth involved in the project.

Candidates should show: self-initiative, motivation, patience, flexibility, open-mindness, environmentalism, creativity, good communication skills, interest in working with children and youth and they should be able to speak English.

During the project you will be involved in: Sustainable development learning activities, Youth lead outdoor activities, Arts and Crafts, DIY and Repair Workshops, Educational excursions, Organizing workshops, fairs and festivals, Small-scale regenerative agriculture, Permaculture Design, Learn how to write, coordinate or manage a project, Eco stewardship of the Jiu River from boats and kayaks and many more fun and cool learning activities!

Facts and Requirements

🌱 Age: 18-30 years old

🌍 Participant Country: Any European country or program country resident

Skills in music, gardening, sport, manual activities, handcrafts, dance, art and multimedia would be convenient.

🎒 Your travel expenses will be refunded, if you provide us with the necessary documents (Green Travel available 4 travel days roundtrip)

🚎 If the activities are not at walking distance we will pay for the public transport or provide transportation means.

🚲 The organisation will provide at least one bicycle for the participants to share and use in the city. 

📍 Project location: Craiova, Dolj county, Romania 

🛏️ Accomodation: You will be sharing with other volunteers a fully functional appartment with access to internet. The appartment is either in a central location or close to a public transport stop.

🥣 Food: Each month you will receive a budget and pocketmoney that you can manage to cater food for yourself. We will be catering dinner for all volunteers in our organization 3 to 5 times a week after our reflection and evaluation meetings.

AND… You will be one of the hundreds of volunteers that have experienced the „notorious” city of Craiova. Many of them are making a life here even after they finished volunteering.

Venues and activities

  • 🌻 The Creative Utility Garden – 1 or 2 times a week
  • 🏞️ Jiu River Basin Administration near Craiova Water Treatment Jiu River Facility – once every 1 or 2 weeks 
  • 🏫 Schools in Craiova – 2 to 5 times a week
  • 🏡 Schools in Rural Areas – occasionally
  • 🧘Trainings, project management or office tasks 3 to 5 times a week

All activities will be supervised by an experienced coordinator that will also prepare you for the activity. You will also be coordinating and proposing activities yourselves.

You will be working together with other international and local volunteers from our organization and from other organizations.

Our organization will be hosting volunteers with diverse interests and backgrounds but you will have the opportunity to meet other international volunteers as we go out together very often.

⛰️ We love outdoors and the mountains so quite often, starting from April or May we will go on trips or 2 to 3 days hiking trips.

This is Craiova seen through the eyes of a volunteer that was here on a 8 months project. The video is made from 1000 clips he took during his stay in Romania 💖

If you want to hear some fun facts about Craiova, you can read this article about this couple who mistakenly ended on Craiova Airport instead of Krakow, Poland.

This couple’s story inspired other vloggers to travel to Craiova.

We are very sure you will also have an amazing experience with us!!