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Volunteer with bears in Romania

Pays d’action: Roumanie, Europe
Type d’activité: Missions avec animaux et vétérinaires, Ecovolontariat
Set in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania, this sanctuary currently homes over 90 mistreated and abused bears. Rescued from cramped cages and tourist attractions, these bears can now enjoy freedom in the stunning sanctuary. Volunteers mainly help with food preparation and other ad hoc sanctuary tasks, watched over by the bears.

Description du projet et du rôle des volontaires

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    See the bears enjoying their natural habitat
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    Bears relax in their new home
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    A volunteer enjoys being with the bears at the sanctuary
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    Volunteers can really appreciate these wonderful bears on this project
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    Volunteer with over 90 bears in Eastern Europe's largest bear sanctuary

The project
As well as being one of the world’s most loved creatures, bears have long been exploited, hunted and kept as pets. This sanctuary, created in 2007, is working to rescue bears from such treatment, whilst campaigning in the long term for change.

We have been sending volunteers to help on this vital mission since the sanctuary opened. Volunteers provide essential help to the full time sanctuary staff, supporting them in their efforts to care for these bears.

Set in beautiful wooded grounds on the rolling hills, this sanctuary is a beautiful haven. All of your work carried out her is in very close proximity to the bears; indeed they are nosy creatures and keen to know what you are up to! You will be preparing their food each day, as well as helping out with basic conservation and care. The pace is relaxed, however everything that you do is helping the welfare of these creatures.

When you’re not working up at the sanctuary you will be based in the beautiful medieval city of Brasov, 20 minutes from the sanctuary. Your home will be in a small flat in the centre of the city, just minutes’ walk from the shops, bars, restaurants and cafes. The central square is perfect for enjoying your evenings, and the towering mountain that overlooks the old town is just waiting to be climbed. Weekend trips are arranged by our rep, Razvan, who will guide you through your stay and provide some much needed Romanian guidance!

The flat is on a shared basis with comfortable facilities, fully equipped kitchen, wifi, small garden and lovely views out on to Mount Tampa. Located in Transylvania, this area boasts beautiful hiking, Dracula’s castle and other legacies, and medieval fortresses. Seldom frequented by mass tourism, this is an ideal location to make a difference and really get to know a completely different culture.

Please note that for all of our projects you are required to pay in British Pounds, and that the price conversion to Euros shown on this website was made on 24/4/2018 and will change with the exchange rate.

L’organisation de volontariat se présente

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Fiche technique de la mission

Pays d’action :
Roumanie, Europe
Type d'activité :
Missions avec animaux et vétérinaires,Ecovolontariat
Durée de la mission :
Minimum: 2 semaines
Maximum: 4 semaines / 1 Mois
Frais de participation à la mission :
(contacter l’organisation pour une liste de prix complète)
2 semaines : 1297 €
4 semaines/1 mois : 1685 €
Pourquoi payer pour faire du volontariat ?

* Toutes les indications de prix sont fournies par l’organisation de volontariat sans garantie. Si l’organisation ne facture pas en Euros, les prix réels peuvent varier en fonction du cours de change.
Disponibilité de la mission :
Available throughout the year with the exception of over Christmas and New Year.
Please ask us directly if you would like to volunteer for more than 4 weeks.
Age minimum :
17 ans
Age maximum :
pas d'âge maximum
Placement individuelle ou en groupe ?
Individuelle / Groupe
Maîtrise de langues :
Understand and speak good English.
Qualifications particulières :
Pas nécessaire
Hébergement & repas :
Accommodation is a flat central to Brasov which you share with fellow volunteers. There is wifi available as well as televisions and books at your disposal. The fully equipped kitchen means that you can cook with fellow volunteers.

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