Become a long term volunteer at the Youth Association from Transylvania

Okay, do you know what we heard about you? That you really love to travel and get to know new cultures. That you are motivated, ambitious and want to add your footprint to a far-away community. If our info is correct and all this is true, come to the land of vampires, castles and mountains, join our 10 months long volunteering opportunity in TRANSYLVANIA.

Who are we, and why should you choose Cristuru Secuiesc as you ESC volunteering place?

Our organization, the Youth Association from Transylvania was founded in 2011, and throughout our long journey we hosted more than 300 mobilities and participated in international projects countless times. The objective of the association is to enable youth from the Romanian region of Transylvania to take part as hosts and sending organization and be involved in European projects. Currently there are eight of us working in the office, you can see our wonderful faces here:

As you can see, we are missing two very important people, but with a good reason! Réka is currently awaiting the arrival of a new life in their family. In case you decided to embark on this journey with us though, she will be a frequent face you see and who supports you. On the other hand, Attila and his wife just welcomed their little bundle of joy, hence his absence on this photo. But we can assure you he is a great person, with excessive knowledge and experience. 

Okay, so what will your responsibilities be here? You will be joining an 8-person international team from all around Europe. We await the arrival of 4 inclusion support volunteers and 4 NGO support people.

Inclusion support volunteer: Your task will be to organize daily non-formal workshops for children & youth to teach English, while at the same time will pass along environmental awareness & up-cycling, recycling knowledge. You will be working in 2 kindergartens, 1 local and 2 rural primary schools. The ages of the kids vary, but we are open to realize your own initiations and workshops, helping you organize concrete activities regarding your passions. You will also volunteer in Háromgalamb disabled centre, teaching these wonderful humans practical skills, like gardening and cooking, while supporting

A couple of sentences from Nerea Ruiz Garcia, our last inclusion support volunteer, who spent 10 months here: “Being an inclusion support volunteer has expanded my horizons more than I would have ever imagined. I’ve been given the chance to work with people from different cultural and economic backgrounds, which has helped me become more aware of much work still needs to be done in the world. However, now that the end of my project is closer, I can definitely say that I think I have learned more from them than what they will have probably learnt from me. People in this community are full of values and kindsness, and places like this are where you can truly find knowledge and achieve self-discovery.”

The kindergarten and school where you will be working at:

NGO support person: you will support our numerous local activities and improve our online communication and marketing, by increasing our social media presence. Since we frequently organize international mobilities, you will also help our staff in these.

Here is what Quentin Reinette says about his experience with us as an NGO support person: “As an NGO support volunteer, my work revolves around helping the association organise events, writing articles about Transylvania, and working at the library. We also work with the town gardener and a herbalist weekly. I enjoy working here, we do lots of different things and get to meet people.”

Sounds too good to be true? Wait until you see where you will be hosted! We have a big office in the centre of our town, that is called the Yellow House by the locals because of its bright yellow walls. Now, the staff is working on the first floor of this iconic building, hosting mobilities and organizing events, while you and the 7 other volunteers will be living on the second and third floor of the house.

The house is fully furnished with:
-a spacious kitchen that has 2 fridges, stove, microwave, dishes, glasses, furniture, etc.
-3 bathrooms that have toilets, showers, washing machine and other cleaning appliances
-5 large bedrooms that have furniture and beds in each.
-the house also has electricity, gas, hot and cold water, internet connection with a Wi-Fi connection

If you feel ready to embark on this journey with us, send you CV and motivation letter to, and fill out the online application form found in the infopack, or by clicking on this link:

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us via email, Facebook, Instagram.