There's More To Romania
Than Legends And Folklore

Where history meets natural wonder

Recently voted one of the most friendly countries in Europe, Romania is sure to win you over if not by the warmth of the locals then by outstanding natural beauty. The largest of the balkan countries, Romania offers rocky mountains, fairytale castles and authentic villages steeped with tradition.

Our street dog programme is based in one of these small rural villages where you can experience the friendly Romanian culture and take in the views. 30 minutes drive from the town of Drobeta-Turnu Severin and based on the river Danube, there is lots to explore in the area.

You will spend your days surrounded by dogs, helping at a shelter which needs volunteers like you to provide care and support to over 250 rescued dogs.

Only a few hours direct flight from the UK, this programme is perfect for those who want to volunteer closer to home whilst also experiencing a different culture and scenery.

Our street dog programme starts every Monday throughout the year and you can choose to join us from 1-24 weeks.

Our structured and safe programmes makes volunteering in Romania ideal for first time and / or solo travellers. Volunteering is the perfect way to meet like-minded people and allows you to explore Romania as a group.

What's included
  • Accommodation
  • 24/7 in-country & UK support
  • Pre-departure buddy lists and a dedicated Romania Facebook group to talk with other volunteers
  • Assistance with all aspects of your trip and comprehensive pre-departure information
From £380

Romania Dog Sanctuary

  • Duration
    1-12 Weeks
  • Minimum age
  • Start dates
    1st & 3rd Monday
We need dog-lovers like you to help care for over 250 rescued dogs in Romania, providing them with the love and attention they need after a troubled life on the streets. You will spend your days surrounded by animals at the shelter which aims to care, feed and rehabilitate dogs before they are adopted and sent to their forever homes. You will join a friendly and passionate team and have plenty of time to explore the beautiful surroundings and enjoy the picturesque scenery.

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Points Of Interest Nearby

Our street dog programme is based in South West Romania, around 2 hours drive from the city of Craiova and right on the border of Serbia. The Danube, the largest river in Europe, runs along the county line offering breathtaking views and plenty of activities. You can easily head into the mountain for a hike, try the fresh spring water in the Roman bath town of Herculane, take a boat trip on the river Danube or visit restaurants and cafes in the capital of Drobeta-Turnu Severin.

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Other Points Of Interest

Nestled in the heart of eastern Europe, Romania has been greatly influenced by the many different empires that have called it home. Remains of the Roman, Ottoman, Austrian and Saxon empires can be seen all throughout Romania in the gothic architecture, medieval streets and grand palaces and cathedrals. Whether you want to visit ‘Dracula’s castle’, learn about Romania’s rich history or explore the alpine landscape, there is plenty to discover further afield in Romania.

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