AON Romania: 11th-19th May 2024
In May 2024, volunteer alongside vulnerable families working to improve the place that they call home.
When you register for the volunteering trip you are officially part of the team.
Please ensure that your passport has a validity that spans 6 months (minimum) beyond the departure date of the volunteering trip. If your passport does not have such validity, you can still register with an approximate date of expiry for a new passport, but you will need to apply for a new passport ASAP.
Day 1: Arrive in country and transfer to accommodation
Day 2: Community Activities and Learning
Day 3 – 7: Volunteering on site
Day 8: Project, Community, and Cultural Learning
Day 9: Departures
Fundraising Target: £2700
Fundraising Target: £2700
Every volunteering trip includes a direct contribution to Habitat for Humanity’s work, and the rest covers your volunteer experience.
Fundraising Target Per Person: £2700
In Romania, more than 5 million people are living in poverty — 1.5 million of those are children. Nearly 8.5 million people (41.2% of the Romanian population) have no bath or shower or access to running water. According to the national statistics, 35% of the housing stock in Romania is in a state of complete neglect and needs urgent repairs.
Real wages for working Romanian families have dropped by about 40%, putting additional pressure on the strained social system. The unemployed, farmers and housewives are most affected by severe poverty.Register Now
What will you do?
Whilst you are in Romania, you can expect early starts so that work can begin before the sun is at it’s highest point.
You will build alongside the local community, local volunteers, and the homeowners themselves.
On site you could be fitting insulation, cutting down materials, digging and laying foundations, laying flooring, plastering new walls, and more.
Don’t worry if you don’t have any building experience. Full guidance will be provided during orientation, and you will be assisted by experienced masons and a Team Leader throughout the build.
May 11: Arrive in country and transfer to accommodation
May 12th: Community Activities and Learning
May 13th – 17th: Volunteering on site
May 18th: Project, Community, and Cultural Learning
May 19: Departures
Remember to be flexible. Our itineraries can be changed to fit in with project needs at any time.Register Now
For me, it is so important to have a house that I can be proud to hand over to my children in the future. Fernando - Homeowner in Recife, Bra
My life has fundamentally changed for the better because of HFH, as have the lives of people we have helped. Livi Warnes, Volunteer Team Leader
You will stay in accommodation near the volunteering site (this allows us to boost local jobs too!) Everyone will stay in twin rooms, sharing it with another team member.
We are not medical professionals, so before you travel please consult your GP or a travel clinic about the risks associated with your destination and what jabs you will need. The Fit for Travel website is a great starting point for identifying common risks such as malaria, zika, and other diseases.
All volunteers will be covered for emergency medical care in country through our insurance policy with Chubb. The coverage period is for the build dates only and cannot be extended for personal travel. Please note that this is emergency medical and evacuation insurance only and does not cover personal items or flights, therefore it is worth considering supplemental travel insurance.