Make a REAL difference in Moldova - From just US$379!
95% Rating
(4 Reviews)

Make a REAL difference in Moldova - From just US$379!

Join Love Volunteers and its partner NGO in Moldova! Love Volunteers offers this unique opportunity to teach English in Moldova. Most children start learning English around age 10. Volunteer English teachers are needed in English language centers, elementary and secondary schools. Classes are usually made up of 20-30 students. Visit this unique Eastern European country and give back by sharing your language with others! Check out the Love Volunteers website for more information!

Current Programs in Moldova:
Summer Youth Academy
Community Development
Teaching English

Highlights

Volunteer anywhere from 1 week to 24 months
Make a noticeable impact in the communities you serve by working with local NGOs and Love Volunteers
Stay with a host family

Don't just be a volunteer...join us in Moldova and become a LOVE VOLUNTEER!

Locations
Europe » Moldova
Length
1-2 Weeks
2-4 Weeks
1-3 Months
3-6 Months
6-12 Months
1 Year+
Language
English
Timeframe
Year Round
Housing
Host Family
Hostel
Starting Price
$379.00
Currency
USD
Price Details
Love Volunteers registration fee, plus program fees starting at just US$379 for one week.
Program fees cover airport pickup, orientation, accommodation, and food (see website for specific program details).
The Love Volunteers registration fee covers any placements you undertake for twelve months from the start of your first placement.
This fee is refundable if you choose not to volunteer more than three months prior to the start of your initial placement.
Other Locations
Causeni

Questions & Answers

Program Reviews

  • Impact
    88%
  • Support
    95%
  • Fun
    93%
  • Value
    73%
  • Safety
    95%

Program Reviews (4)

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Tony
Male
27 years old
Odessa, Ukraine
Durham University

A Rewarding Experience

9/10

I was in Moldova for one month and I had a wonderful experience. Svetlana was extremely welcoming and met us at the train station when we arrived. My home stay Alyona was one of the nicest people I've ever met, she was so accommodating and we still stay in touch from time to time.

I imagine it would be a little difficult at times if you didn't speak Russian or Romanian but for me I had ample chance to practise (my Russian) and it helped me in the town and in the village. When I was volunteering there were 4 of us and so we also volunteered in a nearby village, which was extremely rewarding because I could really see how the children and adults improved over the month I was there.

Many people in Moldova are very motivated to learn English but they have a real shortage of teachers and Svetlana works extremely hard to provide lessons and opportunities for everyone, which is why it was such a great opportunity to be able to help her.

How can this program be improved?

When I did the program we had too many volunteers, which I think was the first time ever. Luckily Svetlana managed to find another opportunity to teach in a village, which was actually one of my favourite parts of the experience. However in the village the courses were poorly advertised and the attendance could have been better because many in the village didn't know we were offering free English lessons.

I was the only one on the program who spoke any Russian and the other volunteers found it difficult to communicate with some of their host families, all in all there were no major issues just a minor inconvenience at times.

Response from Love Volunteers

Hi Tony,
Thanks for taking the time to write such an informative review.
We receive lots of feedback about what a great job Svetlana does orchestrating volunteers and helping her fellow Moldavians.
Thanks for your comments regarding the difference it makes knowing at least a little of the local language. We highly recommend volunteers at least know the basics in countries where English is not widely spoken.
Thanks again and all the best.
The Team @ Love Volunteers

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Michael
Male
23 years old
Australia

Just go!

10/10

To start, volunteering in Moldova is a true volunteering experience. Unlike some other programs, which seem to treat volunteering more like a component within a holiday package, the position here as an English teaching assistance will feel like a full-time job. That being said, the position and its responsibilities are not daunting. Svetlana, the program coordinator, does everything she could to make sure that volunteers feel comfortable with their assignments.

In a way, too, by participating in this program, I feel like Moldova gave even more to me than I gave to its people. Both its land and its people preserve a beautiful soul that has almost been entirely forgotten by other parts of the world. Almost everyone I met there is extremely sincere and good-hearted. Spending time with these people, you will learn something about yourself too.

Response from Love Volunteers

Hi Michael! Thanks for taking the time to post such a detailed and inspirational review. We are sure that future volunteers considering joining us in Moldova will really appreciate this wonderful insight into volunteering on this project. We agree, Svetlana is such an amazing person and alongside the rest of her team, is having such a wonderfully positive impact within her community. We are thrilled to be working alongside her, and to have volunteers such as yourself on the Love Volunteers team. Thank you! :)

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Lingzi
Female
22 years old
United States

Great experience

9/10

Svetlana was a very supportive coordinator and constantly checked in to see how I was doing, even when I was traveling. I had a very welcoming host family who had hosted several volunteers in the past, and they provided me with a comfortable and authentic Moldovan experience. Causeni was very safe and I was perfectly at ease walking around alone. Even the local children ran around unsupervised. The most important advice that I would give is to approach the experience with an open mind. The living conditions in Moldova aren't as glamourous as they are in the West, but they are quite comfortable and I believe that the quality of the fruits and vegetables is better than the kind you find in the West. There was a water outage for 3 days during my stay, but it didn't impact my experience that much. The stores in the town center had everything that I needed and there were many convenient currency exchange locations.

Response from Love Volunteers

Hi Lingzi! Thanks for taking the time to post your review of this program. We are sure that volunteers considering joining us in Moldova will appreciate this wonderful insight into life in this beautiful country. You are right, Svetlana is such an amazing person and alongside the rest of her team, is doing amazing things within her community of Causeni. We are thrilled to be working alongside her, and to have volunteers such as yourself on the Love Volunteers team. Thank you! :)

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David
Male
23 years old
Wiltshire, England
Bournemouth University

Moldova is great!!

10/10

My time in Moldova was one of the greatest experiences of my life! I'm already planning my trip for next summer so I can stay for even longer. my host family were possibly the most generous people I've ever met and despite their lack of English and my lack of Romanian or Russian I made such a great bond with them. I also made many friends and most importantly the teaching felt very rewarding.

Do not go into this trip expecting to make friends with loads of other volunteers. For one, there are never more than 4 volunteers at a time and also for a week of my trip I was the only volunteer! However, this I surprisingly found as a positive. It made me strive more to connect with the local people and therefore I did and learnt a lot more about their culture and felt like a part of their community.

I could not recommend this trip highly enough. Moldova is a beautiful country with the most welcoming people.

Response from Love Volunteers

Hi David,
We're so pleased that you enjoyed your experience in Moldova - despite language differences!
It's great to hear that you made the most of this being a less obvious choice for volunteers to immerse yourself into the local scene and learn about these wonderful people.
All the best for the future, we'd love to have you back on-board again.
The Team @ Love Volunteers

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