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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




average rating is 5 out of 5, based on 1 votes, Ratings


Weekly cost (approx USD):



Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration
  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • ethical rehabilitation centre/practices

Wild Sun Rescue Center


Shared apartment in Brasov

When does the project run?

Throughout the year, except over Christmas and New Year.


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.

How long can I stay?

1-4 weeks.


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

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.

Reviews & ratings



19 Dec 2021

An amazing project with amazing staff

average rating is 5 out of 5

I work as a travel agent, bringing volunteers to DAKTARI and other projects around the world. After helping a lot of volunteers fulfill their dreams of coming to South Africa, I managed to arrange 2 weeks to spend at the project. What a wonderful time I had starting with the staff who are so friendly and polite, the animals being taken care of as if they were family and the amazing food that was prepared catering to each of the volunteers individual needs. I can only say that if you are looking for an unique and quality experience involving a well thought out educational program and the preservation of native animal species, this is the one for you.


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage



19 Dec 2021

great experience

average rating is 4 out of 5

i had an enjoyable stay here in DAKTARI. be surrounded by wild animals is a chance and i also loved the teaching part of my stay


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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