Now accepting volunteers!!!
WHERE CAN WE VOLUNTEER?
The House of Angels (HOA) in Romania Placement Center for Children accepts volunteers year-round. We can accommodate up to 8-10 adult volunteers per trip, or one family with children.
WHO CAN VOLUNTEER?
Suitable for all adult individual and group volunteers, especially helpful are trained medical, therapist and nursing professionals! Non-medical volunteers are welcome to be a general helping hand too, love of children and knowledge of the care of children is a must. Volunteers work with caregivers and therapists to assist with the care of the orphans daily. Romanian language is not needed. Please note if you are a family with children, some of the children’s health conditions at the HOA might be disturbing to young ones. Please make sure that your child is of a maturity level to handle this. This is primarily a Special Needs orphanage.
LENGTH OF THE TRIP
There are both long-term and short-term opportunities available. We will need to discuss with you which option would be best for you.
PURPOSE OF THE TRIP
To provide an enriching, fulfilling and rewarding experience to volunteers who want a hands on trip that will forever change lives. You will be interacting with orphaned children, disabled children, children and families at high risk of abandonment, the neediest of the poor, and you will see first hand our children’s center, and will certainly make a difference in a child’s life.
There are up to 25 children at any given time in House of Angels in the orphan section. Many of the children have multiple disabilities and the need for individual attention and care is great. Ten of the children are bedridden. Volunteers are much needed to assist the staff and physiotherapists in the daily care for the children. Much work will be in playing with the children, in initiating activities that stimulate them, as well as in care giving. It is this invaluable interaction, love, care and attention that could make a significant difference to the humble lives of these children.
There are up to 25 children in the After School Program that come in from the community to be treated to warm meals, homework assistance and family support. These children spend whole days in the House of Angels during school holidays and they come from 1-7 pm during each day that school is in session. They are there M-F typically. They will need assistance with English homework, math and playtime, arts and crafts, games etc.
There are 18 children from around the community, served with Physio and Physical Therapy each day. These children come with varying degrees of physical and mental challenges coming every day for therapy and have completely free of charge services.
LODGING AND COMMUNITY
For small volunteer groups of two to four we have rooms in the House of Angels set aside for volunteers. We can also arrange lodging at the local hotel which is within walking distance of the House of Angels. This is a no frills motel like hotel with only 10 rooms. The village is very quaint, safe and people are friendly and know why the Americans come. It is a wonderful place to soak up the lifestyle of the typical small town Romanian. Our volunteers will also have an opportunity to visit the beautiful Wallachian area of Targoviste, Romania and learn about the culture of the people of Romania if they wish.
NEXT TRIP DATES
We plan trips year-round for volunteers, however, we do not plan trips over Romanian holidays. Based on your need we will try to work around those dates, and will confirm with you if your trip dates are possible.
Some of the costs are variable and some are fixed. We will be happy to send you a breakdown of all the costs, so please write to us.
Please e-mail Volunteer Coordinator for more information about the trip!