Volunteer and staff with animals in Romania as they work at a local shelter

Volunteer with Animals in Romania

Travel to Eastern Europe and help take care of rescue animals at a dog shelter outside Brasov

¿De qué se trata?

Volunteer with animals in Romania and support staff at a local animal shelter by helping to care for stray dogs. You’ll help with general care and maintenance, and train, exercise, and socialise with the dogs every day. This is a wonderful way to get practical experience working with animals, and help where it’s needed most.

The shelter we work with takes in stray dogs. Here, the dogs get medical checks and are sterilised. The ultimate goal is to find them a new home. The shelter is understaffed, so you have an important role to play with preparing the dogs for adoption and caring for them.

You’ll live and work in city of Brasov, and stay with a local host family. You’ll have an exciting and memorable time exploring a different country and learning about the culture and traditions.  

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Duración Mínima: 

1 semana


16 o más
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Is volunteering with animals in Romania right for me?

Do you love working with animals? Are you passionate about animal rights? Then our Animal Care Project in Romania is perfect for you!

You don’t need any previous experience to join. The local staff at the shelter will show you everything you need to do, and Projects Abroad staff are also there if you need them. All you need is compassion for animals, and a willingness to work hard. 

This project runs throughout the year, and you can join at any time. You can join from as little as one week. However, we strongly recommend staying for longer so you can have a bigger impact at the shelter.

A volunteer gives the dogs attention while she works with animals in Romania.

What will I be doing while working with animals in Romania?

Our Animal Care Project in Romania offers you loads of opportunities to help animals. Here are some of the tasks you will help with:

  • Assist local staff in taking care of stray dogs living in the shelter
  • Get to know the dogs during training and exercise sessions
  • Help with other daily tasks around the shelter, such as cleaning and running errands

Assist local staff in taking care of the dogs

One of the great things about volunteering at an animal shelter in Romania is the fact that you get to work directly with the animals. During your time as a volunteer, you’ll help with bathing and feeding the dogs living at the shelter. You will also spend plenty of time playing with them to help get them ready for adoption.

Your work may also extend to assisting a vet with basic surgical procedures in the small on-site veterinary clinic.

Get to know the dogs during training and exercise sessions

You will have plenty of time to get to know each of the dogs personally, as you take them for their daily walks. Exercising these animals regularly is important to keeping them healthy and happy.

You can even add more fun to this by training with them. Some may never have received any human guidance before, so you can teach them the basics, like sit, lie down, and fetch. Others may have come from a loving home and know a few tricks already, so you can keep them stimulated.  

Help shelter staff with other daily tasks

While working with animals is undoubtedly the fun part of the project, you will also help out with other tasks. This could include cleaning the dog’s kennels, building new ones, and running daily errands when other staff members are busy.

Where you will be working as an Animal Care volunteer in Romania


You will be based in the ancient city of Brasov. With its terracotta-coloured roofs, gothic spires, medieval gateways, baroque buildings, and pedestrian friendly streets, it’s almost like a fairy tale come to life. Although it may seem quaint and almost old-fashioned at first sight, the city is bursting with modern hustle and bustle.

Your working day will be spent at a non-profit organisation and animal shelter on the outskirts of the city. They host approximately 100 dogs at any given time.

Evenings and weekends will normally be your free time to explore. There are always other Projects Abroad volunteers around and plenty to see within Brasov and the Transylvania region in your spare time.

Recibimiento en el aeropuerto, vuelos y visado

Cuando llegues al aeropuerto, personal de Projects Abroad te estará esperando. Puedes encontrar más detalles sobre tu llegada al aeropuerto, orientación y visado en nuestra página de Procedimientos de Llegada a Rumanía.

A typical day as an animal care volunteer in Romania

Your day will start with a healthy breakfast around your Romanian host family’s table. From here, you will head to the animal shelter using public transport or cycling. On your first day, our staff will accompany you to show you the way.

Your work day typically starts around 8am and finishes at around 5pm. In the mornings, you will help feed the dogs their morning meal. With so many dogs at the shelter at any given time, this could take a good chunk of your morning. Once you’ve finished with that, you will be able to help out with other necessary tasks around the shelter. This might include cleaning kennels, taking delivery of new dog food, or cleaning the reception area.

After a morning of hard work, you will get an hour and a half’s lunch break. If your host family lives close by, you can head home to eat and rest for a bit. Alternatively, you will be able to enjoy a packed lunch at the shelter.

During the afternoons, you will typically spend some time with the dogs. This would include taking them for walks, training them, or just playing with them in their kennels. As 5pm draws close, it’s feeding time again.

Evenings and weekends are your free time to explore. Make the most of your time in this magnificent country by going on weekend excursions with fellow volunteers. Also, enjoy plenty of meals with your local host family and spend time conversing with them. It’s the very best way to learn more about their life and culture.

A volunteer working with animals in Romania, takes a dog out for daily exercise.

What are the aims and impact of our Animal Care Project in Romania?

The aim of this project is to help improve quality of life for abandoned dogs in Brasov.

As an Animal Care volunteer, you will do this by working at a local animal shelter. You will help take care of stray dogs that are brought in, and ultimately, you’ll assist in finding them new homes. The shelter is also understaffed, and really needs extra pairs of helping hands. You’ll support their work by helping out with any other tasks that need to be completed.

Join our Animal Care placement in Romania and help us improve the lives of stray animals.

A volunteer working with animals in Romania, observes a vet as he does a simple procedure on a dog.

Planes de gestión

Hemos establecido los objetivos para nuestros proyectos en documentos llamados Planes de Gestión. Los usamos para planificar adecuadamente la labor que realizarás. También nos ayudan a medir y evaluar nuestros logros e impacto cada año.

Básicamente, nuestros Planes de Gestión nos ayudan a mejorar nuestros proyectos. Esto significa que formarás parte de algo que tiene un impacto real donde más se necesita. Lee más sobre nuestros Planes de Gestión.

Midiendo nuestro impacto

Nuestros proyectos trabajan hacia objetivos claros a largo plazo con objetivos anuales específicos. Cada voluntario e interno que enviamos a nuestros proyectos nos ayudan a trabajar para alcanzar estos objetivos, sin importar cuánto tiempo participen en sus proyectos.

Cada año miramos hacia atrás y vemos cuánto hemos progresado hacia esos objetivos. También creamos un Reporte de Impacto Global que documenta nuestros logros. Obtén más información sobre el impacto que logra nuestra comunidad global de voluntarios, internos y personal y lee el último informe.

Comida y alojamiento

Te alojarás con una familia hospedera en Brasov. Ellos te recibirán en su hogar, dispuestos a compartir sus costumbres y aprender sobre tu cultura. Creemos que esta es la mejor forma de sumergirte en el estilo de vida rumano y tener una experiencia realmente única.

Haremos lo posible por alojarte con al menos otro voluntario o interno de Projects Abroad. Tu habitación será sencilla pero cómoda, limpia y segura.

El coste del programa incluye tres comidas al día.

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Actividades de ocio y tiempo libre

Participar en un voluntariado en Rumanía te permitirá probar el estilo de vida del Este de Europa. Con tantas actividades seguramente encontrarás mucho que hacer en tu tiempo libre.

Este país es perfecto para amantes de la arquitectura, pues posee impresionantes edificios antiguos bordeando sus calles. La Iglesia Negra es un ejemplo de su cautivadora arquitectura gótica, con sus paredes de piedra ennegrecida por un incendio que azotó el área en el siglo XVII.

Y no solo sus edificios son hermosos, también sus calles. ¡Especialmente cuando te escabullas en una de las calles más estrechas de Europa!

Vale la pena hacer un viaje a Transilvania y visitar el Castillo Bran, el hogar del legendario Conde Drácula. Mientras estés ahí, puedes visitar el Museo ASTRA y sumergirte en el mundo mágico del folklore rumano.

Seguramente habrá otros voluntarios, así que podrás explorar en grupo o por tu cuenta.

Seguridad y respaldo de nuestro personal

Tu seguridad es nuestra prioridad. Contamos con procedimientos para asegurar que tengas el apoyo que necesitas para disfrutar tu viaje tranquilamente. Nuestro personal está disponible las 24 horas al día para asegurar que te sientas cómodo en tu alojamiento y programa. Si tienes problemas, ellos te ayudarán en cualquier momento.

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Cuando te registras solo pagas 295€ que se descontarán del precio total. Contamos con opciones de pago flexibles y asesoría de recaudación de fondos.

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