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Join us and have a really good time helping in our community, in a great landscape in Transylvania, Romania

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  • Last activity: 12 Jul 2024

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    This is a non-profit organisation in Romania - Tășuleasa Social Association - whose main purpose is to create communities of involved people around issues concerning the environment, the natural and cultural heritage and education. Since the year 2000, we have organised tree planting activities, sports events, workshops and other creative activities involving many crafts: building, carpentry, painting, design etc. We are strong advocates of the issues our nature is facing and we have always believed in the power of volunteering as a way to become the change in the world. We like to think of this place as a place of exchange between people, each doing what they do best, impacting and helping each other grow. Over the years, over 10.000 volunteers have passed us by.

    Our latest project, Via Transilvanica, is a long distance trail that spans over 1.400 km, which is connected with at least 107 other communities across Romania. This exciting project is a great opportunity for people of all ages to get involved in a myriad of activities. From artistic endeavours like sculpting to household activities, all in an organic and lively environment transited by a lot of people, hikers, with different stories to share. In the same time, it offers a safe way to travel across the country and discover new places, new communities and represent us. It is also an internationally awarded and recognised project.

    Another ongoing project is a housing one. We have initiated the rebuilding of old Romanian traditional houses on a hill, as well as building an observatory.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our campus is situated in a mountain village, where the great outdoors offer a true and authentic experience of the Romanian rural life. But the real driving motor for cultural exchange is clearly. This long distance trail that was built by us, is a true ambassador of Transylvania and Romania. It showcases the vast and unsuspected ethnic, cultural, historical, geographical diversity of the country. It allows people to discover the country by walking, which is a great change of perspective.

  • Help

    Help

    This is a place where we don't wait too long before embarking on a new adventure. While there are many predictable activities volunteers can do, new ones arise all the time. Some of the things travellers could expect to be doing are as it follows:

    - household activities: helping with cleaning, taking care of chickens and of our three dogs, helping in the garden
    -beekeeping
    -construction help: carpentry, house building, refurbishing, reconditioning work etc
    -helping hikers that stop by our campus to spend the night before continuing on the road
    -travelling across country with all kinds of missions
    -artistic activities: sculpting (again for the project, as the road is marked with andesite kilometer stones, each individually carved by artists)
    -coordinating volunteering activities like tree plantings

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Hungarian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer accommodation in a common sleeping area situated in a loft, as well as rooms with bunkbeds (6 beds/room). We have four showers in a shared area, as well as separate toilets. We have a great dining room and a professionally equipped kitchen. We have a chef working in our kitchen, who cooks three meals a day and can adapt to any dietary requirements (gluten free, vegan etc).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This is first and foremost a community. We share music, good times, good food and good vibes. We like being at home but a lot of times we're on the go and when we go, everyone comes along, as we have plenty of cars for transportation. We travel a lot due to our project with, which is a great opportunity to discover new places and people.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 426672655939

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