Volunteer with bears in Romania

Project name:

Oyster Worldwide (1)

Project purpose:

Volunteering in a spectacular sanctuary overlooking Brasov, help to care for over 100 bears which have been rescued from captivity and exploitation. Helping with feeding and maintenance, volunteers are a vital part of the team, allowing these beautiful creatures to enjoy their freedom and live naturally.

Project activities:

  • animal rehabilitation
  • animal conservation

Terrestrial

Romania

Europe

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

1388

Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration
  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • ethical rehabilitation centre/practices

Accommodation:

Shared apartment in Brasov

Requirements:

  • General level of fitness is required as the sanctuary is hilly.
  • Participants must be 17+.

Facilities:

accommodation included, cooking facilities, electricity, local shops, nearby medical facilities, refillable drinking water, shower (hot), toilet (western), wifi

Based in Brasov, volunteers share the apartment. While some choose to cook, others choose the similarly cheap option of eating out each evening at the numerous restaurants on your doorstep. At times, we may accommodate some volunteers in local hotels. Expect to share a room with at least one other volunteer. The apartment has two bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, two toilets and a shower.

Food is not included – volunteers either cook in the flat or enjoy some of the many amazing restaurants located on your doorstep.

Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

Minimum duration of 1 week ($1388), but also available for two weeks ($1665), three weeks ($1943) or four weeks ($2220).

Before starting work, wander through the sanctuary and watch the bears playing in their pools and lounging in the sun to warm up. Once arrived at the central building, start on the daily tasks, which vary depending on the needs of the bears while you are there.


Daily tasks include food prep, feeding, conservation work and caring for the other sanctuary animals.

How long can I stay?

1-4 weeks.

When does the project run?

Throughout the year, except over Christmas and New Year.

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Reviews & ratings

Matt Megill

The previous review I accidentally submitted before I was done. And I want to write the FULL REVIEW:

Diving at Isla del Caño was such a life changing, passion accelerating experience for me. I had done a conservation diving internship in Thailand before this experience, and it felt GREAT to apply those skills and field methods to another part of the world. I had a passion for the ocean before this experience, however this expedition solidified that I need to dedicate my life and career to the ocean and science.

Carlos is truly an inspiration. His fiery passion for the ocean is contagious. He worked really hard to put the experience together with the boat, the dive equipment, and the education. This expedition was a lot of hard work. We woke up really early went on two dives a day. We came back exhausted. But I really can't stress how rewarding the experience was. The fact we were literally advising and providing resources for the rangers protecting the island made me feel like I was making a difference in the world.

This will not be the last Innoexpedition I go on. And I will keep supporting Innoceana and promoting all the work it is doing.

Volunteer

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Matt Megill

Diving at Isla del Caño was such a life changing, passion accelerating experience for me. I had done a conservation diving internship in Thailand before this experience, and it felt GREAT to apply those skills and field methods to another part of the world. I had a passion for the ocean before this experience, however this expedition solidified that I need to dedicate my life and career to the ocean and science.

Carlos is truly an inspiration. His firey He worked really hard to put the experience together with the boat, the dive equipment, and the education. This expedition was a lot of hard work. We woke up really early went on two dives a day. We came back exhausted. But I really can't stress how rewarding the experience was. The fact we were literally kind of advising and providing resources for the rangers protecting the island made me feel like I was making a difference in the world.

Volunteer

An Experience of a Lifetime