Care & Community in Romania
High School Specials for 15-18 Year Olds
- Placement Location: Brasov
- Types of Placements: Day care centre
- Accommodation: Host family or guesthouse
- Age Requirements: 15-18 years old
Volunteer on the Care & Community High School Special in Romania and work with local children while assisting with renovating a day care centre. The work you do will benefit the community as a whole, by supporting children’s education and improving the space where they learn and grow. Get involved in activities like teaching English and playing games, painting educational murals, and doing light renovation work.
Getting a good education is a fundamental stepping-stone in a child’s life and our volunteers help provide extra support for education. Learning skills like counting and speaking English makes children more self-sufficient and better prepared for starting school. Be a welcome pair of helping hands for the local teachers, who often struggle to give focused attention to children because schools and care centres are often understaffed.
On this High School Special programme, help staff at the day care centre through different activities such as:
- Working with small groups of children to enhance their reading and writing skills.
- Leading and assisting with educational games and group activities, which will focus on arts and crafts, sports, drama, dance, and song.
- Painting classrooms and helping with community clean-ups.
When you are not working at your placement, get to know Brasov and all it has to offer. You can visit the narrowest street in Europe, buy souvenirs at a local market, and taste chiftele, traditional meatballs with a breadcrumb crust. You will stay with other High School Special volunteers at a host family or guesthouse. On the weekend, you will explore Bran, a beautiful mountain village in the heart of rural Transylvania and legendary home of Dracula.
This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.
Every year, thousands of High School Special volunteers actively make a difference around the world. During their time abroad, they contribute towards achieving long-term goals and make a long-lasting positive impact on the communities where they work. If you want to know more about their achievements, read our 2017 High School Specials Impact Report.