• Romania
1 to 24 weeks

Program Details

Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Small Group (1-15)
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women


Starting Price
Price Details
Fully hosted experience from only $504 for 1 week - this includes accommodation, meals, airport pick-up, orientation and 24/7 in-country support.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Meals
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
May 01, 2024
Oct 17, 2023
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About Program

Trusted by 136,000+ volunteers, IVHQ offers the world's #1 rated volunteer programs in Romania and 50+ destinations worldwide.

For the past 6 years, we've won the "Top Volunteer Abroad Provider Award" from GoOverseas, so you can trust that you're in the safest hands with IVHQ in Romania.

Our affordable projects start from $39/day for your accommodation, meals, airport pick-up, project placement and local support. Projects run year-round, with durations from 1-24 weeks. Choose from 7 projects, ranging from Teaching, Summer Camp, Animal Care, Sustainable Agriculture, Special Needs Support and NGO Support in the picturesque, quaint town of Miercurea Ciuc. Plus, you’ll stay with other like-minded, impact-focused travelers from around the world (private room options available).

With IVHQ’s superior pre-departure support services, you’ll gain exclusive access to your own Volunteer Travel Specialist, comprehensive preparation tools and volunteer training before you leave home.

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Program Highlights

  • Cheapest volunteer programs from $39/day for your accommodation, meals, airport pick-up, project placement & local support.
  • Volunteer for 1-24 weeks, year round start dates most Mondays.
  • 15+ years experience & only B Corp certified volunteer travel organization.
  • Get free changes up to 14 days before you start with our flexible booking policy.
  • Affordable way to earn college credit - gain 5 credits for only US$500!

Popular Programs

Animal Care Volunteer Project in Romania

These adorable doggos and puppers need your help! On this project you can support this animal shelter with hundreds of dogs by giving them attention, loving care and positive social experiences to get them ready for their forever homes.

Teaching English Volunteer Project in Romania

Brush up on your English and help with language lessons at local schools in Romania! This is a great opportunity for you to gain teaching experience while supporting teachers to create engaging lesson plans, or leading classes on their own. As fluent English-speaking teachers are rare, you will encourage students to keep learning the language.

Sustainable Agriculture Volunteer Project in Romania

If you have two green thumbs and a passion for sustainability, this is a great choice for you! On this project, you will assist at a community garden and greenhouse that provides fruit and vegetables for people in need. Volunteers gain agricultural experience, learn about traditional Romanian gardening practices and be able to explore and implement sustainable practices and ideas that could improve the garden’s productivity and impact.

Program Reviews

4.97 Rating
based on 36 reviews
  • 5 rating 97.22%
  • 4 rating 2.78%
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  • Impact 4.95
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 5
  • Value 4.95
  • Safety 4.95
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Yes, I recommend this program

My Volunteer Experience

Volunteering with IVHQ has become one of the brightest events in my life.
I immersed into the agriculture project, where I did traditional works in the upkeep of the garden and vegetable garden, which are educational space for children of the local community.
I learned about vegetable gardening culture that has practice in this region, got new knowledge from communicating with professionals in their field, became acquainted with innovative technologies in farming. It was great, even for a short time, to become part of a local team and work in such an amazing place rich in its history and unique nature.
I went to participate in a volunteer program, and I got not only into a volunteer project, but I also explored of town Miercurea Ciuc. This is a small town where ancient citadels and buildings, fairy-tale streets with their cobbled pavements, with the charm of the past and special beauty. It is located in Transylvania, a region surrounded by misty mountains, medieval forests and wrapped in legends and mysteries. I discovered Romania for myself — a place where I want to return.
I would like to encourage others to work with IVHQ by participating in volunteer programs, because it has many benefits and give opportunities: help others, learn languages, traditions and culture of other countries, also meet and communicate with local residents and volunteers from different countries.

  • Ability to do meaningful work for the local community with a good work environment
  • The opportunity to meet volunteers from all over the world
  • The possibility to immerse yourself in the local culture
35 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Incredible experience!

Incredible experience volunteering in Romania! Highly recommend and is a great sample of adult life for those about to move out. Made like-minded friends whom I still keep in contact with after the volunteering and had the satisfaction of knowing the volunteering I was doing was helping the community. I didnt have one negative experience. Food was purchased by the organisers to the accommodation and we could write a list of requests. Everything was close to the accomodation: thrift shops, supermarket, hikes. Only thing I regretted was that I didn't stay longer

  • Learn a new culture
  • Make friends with similar interests of traveling
  • Impressive on CV
  • Can be difficult to settle in at first
  • Different language
  • Workload can be high depending on the volunteering job
58 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Loved it!

This experience was soooo fun! I volunteered at the dog shelter and it was such a blast and great to help out. The staff there work so hard and there are so many dogs that need love and care. They’re doing amazing work and it’s so cool to be a part of it. The orientation week we a blast & staff were super friendly and helpful. The accommodation was nice & clean and there are cute cats and a dog that live in the area. The country itself is so picturesque it’s like being in a fairytale. Would definitely recommend!

59 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Supportive and organised

IVHQ is a well organised and helpful organisation, they made me very prepared for volunteering overseas, and I felt supported along the way. The organisation they partnered with (Care2Travel) were also very organised and kind, I always felt safe and supported with the food and accommodation. I had an incredible time there. There were many events and clubs organised by the volunteers (one every night of the week), where I got to meet local people I wasn’t working with and have conversations. The local teachers I worked with were so encouraging and kind, I will miss working with them and the kids there.

  • Organised
  • Social
  • Supportive
  • The town is very cold in the winter!
68 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

First time, no regrets!

This was my first time leaving the US, and volunteering abroad. I’ve known about IVHQ since 2018 but had to undergo some personal character development before I finally rose to the occasion. And I’m so happy I went with IVHQ! They prepared me well so I didn’t have any surprises on my trip and during my volunteer time. Even though I felt nervous, as first-times usually are, the preparation I had was key to my success. The experience was so enlightening, life-changing, and touching. Everyone I volunteered with was an amazing human being.. I felt immediately connected to them. I highly recommend volunteering with IVHQ for US citizens as it’s not commonplace like it is in Germany or Spain for high school graduates to volunteer abroad, and they are very helpful not only to the volunteers, but to so many needy communities all over the globe. I am already planning another trip next year.

  • Positively life changing
  • Bringing value to communities
  • Connections with wonderful people
  • Bring 2 pairs of shoes! Lol
75 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great experience!

IVHQ was really helpful in preparing me for my program and answered any questions/concerns I had. They offer 24/7 support during your stay and they made me feel 100% comfortable. It’s a really great experience for anyone!
The care2travel company in Romania offer a great volunteer accommodation and are really helpful in answering any questions you have during your stay. I would recommend this programme to anyone who is looking to build new skills, meet new people and to have a unique experience .

  • 24/7 support
  • Great accommodation
  • Good for CV
80 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Most fulfilling experience

I recently completed my first 3 week volunteer trip to Romania this last may . And omg what an experience!!! I never heard of ivhq until I worked with a coworker and she lead me to this company! They where always on the ball very easy to get In touch with . Any concerns /issues about my travel it was all in website. I was supposed to go 2 years ago but unfortunately the world shut down. But I eventually got to go! The local Romanian crew I worked with was more then Amazing! I actually told the director that they making it hard to have to leave ! They were soooooo accommodating. I met a lot of really cool people from all over the world ! I can’t wait to go back but I wanna also try out other places ;) !!! I always wanted to see Romania but was a little apprehensive because it was my first time in this situation.. best decision !!!

  • Food
  • History
  • Language
  • Getting sick
  • Train breaking down for 2 hours
79 people found this review helpful.
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English teaching in Romania

I cannot write anything higher than how perfect this project was. I had time to do anything and everything!
My instructor always made sure to check on me and my roommates and we all got along amazingly. The schools I got to teach at were so loving and grateful it made me so sad to leave them.
I felt so valued at this site from all the amazing people I got to be with. The food in Romania is fantastic and the affordability knocked me on my back.
I was so glad there was a way to go on a humanitarian trip without spending overwhelming amounts of money.

  • Amazing food
  • Everything is so cheap
  • Safe streets at night
  • Zero nightlife other than sad run down clubs
  • Jet lag
98 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Hi Karolina, IVHQ has volunteer programs for all ages - we have families with school-aged children joining us and many retirees who are seeking meaningful travel opportunities where they can be immersed in a new culture while giving back to their host community. For personalized program recommendations based on your age and interests, you can submit an enquiry here: https://my.volunteerhq.org...