A perfect opportunity for families with teenagers, this bear sanctuary project enables you to work closely with these amazing creatures. Many of the bears were rescued from awful lives: kept in tiny cages or being forced to perform for tourists. They now live in peace at the sanctuary, cared for by the passionate team and enthusiastic volunteers.Maximum family size is 5.
Set in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania, this sanctuary currently homes over 100 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. Day trips for school groups are available.
Join a medical internship in Romania combining work on a mobile medical unit and at a children's hospital. Gain full immersion in two contrasting medical experiences: assisting with play therapy in the children's hospital and working with a nurse caring for elderly and infirm patients around the county. All interests in medicine welcomed.