Volunteer with Bears in Romania

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Volunteer with Bears in Romania

from £995
Duration: from 1 week to 3 months
Countries: Romania
Provide bears with a new life in the largest bear sanctuary in Eastern Europe. Explore your fascinating surroundings, with Dracula’s castle and ski-friendly mountains right on your doorstep!
Summary

Volunteer with Bears in Romania

An inspiring project
Until recently, tourists visiting Eastern Europe might have come across a miserable captive bear on display outside a restaurant or made to ‘dance’.  Luckily, these cruel practices have at last been banned.  However, these abused bears can’t simply be returned to the wild.  They are too damaged and inexperienced to survive there.

With this in mind, the wildlife organisation WSPA has set up a dedicated bear sanctuary on the outskirts of Brasov, Romania.  Here the bears can be restored to health and enjoy relative freedom in large expanses of woodland. It’s so uplifting to see them back in a natural environment after their ordeal.  This project is a must for any bear lover who wants to get close to these beautiful creatures and lend a hand.

Bears relaxing by the water

Your role
You will be an active member of the team, helping the full time staff with various day-to-day tasks.  The sanctuary has over 70 bears, so there’s always a lot to do.  The main jobs include chopping up food, feeding the bears, monitoring their behaviour and helping with visitor tours. There might also be the chance to observe veterinary procedures or see the arrival of a new rescued bear. The bears aren’t the only highlight.  The sanctuary is based in beautiful woodland in the foothills of the Carpathian mountains.  There’s a real sense of ‘getting away from it all’ in this special place.

Accommodation
You will come back each night to our comfortable flat in central Brasov, which you share with the other Oyster volunteers.  Brasov has lots to offer, with historic buildings, lively streets and good places to eat.  You’ll even find a ski resort and ‘Dracula’s castle’ nearby.

Support
Our UK staff will get you fully prepared before your trip. Once in Romania, you’ll be in the capable hands of our local rep, who will meet you at the airport and help you settle in.

Volunteering with general maintenance


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Price details:

from £995

Cost Details

Extra weeks £175 per week. You can stay for up to 12 weeks.

Do you accept non UK citizens?

Yes

About Oyster Worldwide Ltd

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Patrolling bear
Bears relaxing by the water
Volunteer work with bears
Bear taking a bath
Beautiful Brasov
Feeding time
Play fighting
Volunteers in Brasov
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