2 Day Volunteering Taster
By volunteering in a local school you can provide that much needed motivation that both the students and teachers need and deserve.
Teaching salaries in Romania are extremely low, a
teacher at the start of their career working full-time can expect to
make just shy of £200 a month. Often they are forced to take on private
tutoring in order to have enough money to live. In addition in rural
communities where poverty is highest many of the students come from
extremely deprived backgrounds which are often accompanied with
behavioural and or learning difficulties. With all this in mind it's not
surprising that many teachers lack motivation to teach to their full
By volunteering in a local school you can provide that
much needed motivation that both the students and teachers need and
This is a unique opportunity to
become directly involved in a local community, to provide a benefit to
children and teachers alike and to gain work experience.
1 – Volunteers spend the day with a Care2Travel coordinator who assists
in the preparation for their time in the school making sure that
activities planned are in accordance with what is currently being
- Day 2 – Volunteers visit various lessons where they assist the English teacher and provide engaging activities for the children.
Care2Travel works in numerous different schools in Harghita county ensuring that no class is saturated by volunteers.
Generally a class will never receive more than 1 volunteer visit per month.
general aim of this placement is not just to teach English but to
enhance the motivation to learn the language over a longer period.Example volunteer timetable Payment
For a 2-day placement the cost is €60
– On-going management of the volunteer placements, prior communication
with volunteers, 2 nights accommodation, 1 day training, administration
costs and a small donation to the Care2Travel association.
Not included – Travel costs, food and personal allowance.
To understand why we charge to volunteer please refer to our “Why Pay to volunteer
” section. Duration
2 days. Placement closures
placement is only available during the school term-time (mid September
to mid June). In the summer months volunteers have the opportunity to
work in one of our many summer camps for disadvantaged youth.How to volunteer
If you are interested in volunteering on this placement:
- Step 1 – send a letter of interest to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Step 2 – participate in a skype/telephone interview
We welcome all questions and queries and these can be directed to: email@example.com