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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a “volunteer work team trip?”

    “Volunteer work team trip” is a term to describe short-term international volunteer trips. In Romania, it's a chance to gain a new perspective and have a real impact on a community in need; a unique experience to become immersed in everyday Romanian life and culture that you would not have as a typical tourist. A potential life changing experience!

  • What is a “volunteer work team trip?”

    “Volunteer work team trip” is a term to describe short-term international volunteer trips. In Romania, it's a chance to gain a new perspective and have a real impact on a community in need; a unique experience to become immersed in everyday Romanian life and culture that you would not have as a typical tourist. A potential life changing experience!

  • Where in Romania will we be?

    We will be based in Brasov, which is located about 100 miles north of the capital city, Bucharest. Brasov does not have an airport, so you will fly to Bucharest where you will be met and driven to Brasov. Most of our activities will be in and around the Brasov area.

  • What is the age range of your volunteers?

    We have volunteers ranging in age from 16 years and older. Volunteers need to be healthy with no limitations on mobility. Many places in Romania, like most European countries, are not handicapped accessible.

  • How many volunteers will be on the trip?

    Anywhere from 2 to 8 people will be on your trip.

  • What is the cost of the trip?

    The cost of the trip is $1,400 for 14 days. This includes meals, lodging, ground transportation and some sightseeing and cultural activities. Airfare excluded and will be the responsibility of the work team member. You may also have costs for your passport (valid passport required), travel insurance (highly recommended), excess baggage charges (if you bring more than your airline allows), personal items (such as film, email/phone charges, etc.) and any souvenir purchases.

  • Is Romania safe?

    Romania is quite safe, with very little violent crime. Like other EU cities, Romania has some street crime. Always use common sense when traveling.

  • Do I have to have any special skills?

    No special skills are necessary. Keeping an open mind and being flexible are important when visiting another culture.

  • What is the electrical power?

    The electric current is 220V. You will need a converter (to 220V) and an adapter (the large round double-pronged version used throughout Europe) for your electrical appliances, unless they are dual voltage.

  • Will I have access to the Internet?

    Yes. Brasov has several Internet cafés and there is usually internet in the places where we stay.

  • What type of lodging will I have?

    You'll either stay in a beautiful, three story chalet in the Carpathian Mountains outside the city of Brasov or in the guest house in the city of Brasov. In the chalet there are single and double rooms with shared bathrooms, hot water, and cable TV. Volunteers going on the trip with other friends, classmates or family members may share a double bedroom with them, while volunteers traveling alone will have a private bedroom. Laundry facilities are available.

  • Meals

    Meals are normally taken as a group either at the chalet or guest house where we are staying (the chalet has a full kitchen) or out in town.

  • What if I have more questions?

    Please contact us via telephone or email and we'll be happy to answer any questions you might have.