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The housing situation in Romania is one of the most difficult in the EU with 5.5 million people are in need of renovating their homes and 42.5% of the population is living in houses without a bath and toilet with running water.
Habitat for Humanity Romania build and repair houses with low-income families who live in damaged or overcrowded homes. As well as supporting local communities by building or repairing multi-use centres in vulnerable communities, including community centres, medical centres and/or schools. Habitat Romania also intervenes in cases of natural disasters in vulnerable communities and supports prevention training to educate people on how to intervene or prepare in case of man-made or natural disasters.
See Serve Speak Romania
Join with volunteers from across Ireland in Romania next summer. The team will travel to Romania and work alongside the local community. Participants will also have a chance to visit and understand more about Habitat’s work in Romania including the Ukrainian refugee response. Volunteers will:
SEE the reality of housing poverty and learn more about Habitat’s impact
SERVE families and communities in need
SPEAK out for the cause of safe, decent housing when they return home
Learn more about Habitat Romania's work below:
Habitat co-ordinates everything for a safe and rewarding experience. You don’t need specific skills to take part. Participants will be expected to attend team meetings (in-person or online), raise or contribute funds within an agreed timeline and follow all Habitat’s policies and procedures.
The team will travel to Romania for one week, this will include at least five days in the community Habitat works. Participants will be serving alongside the community and local volunteers but also have the opportunity learn about the impact of Habitats work.
Dates may vary by 1-2 days depending on flight options.
The budget to take part is £1,950/€2,300p/p (this includes a non-refundable deposit, flights, in-country expenses and a minimum £900/€1,050 donation towards Habitat’s work). Of the £1,950/€2,300p/p volunteers make a minimum personal contribution of £/€500 towards logistics costs. If you are unable to make this contribution, get in touch.
There are lots of ideas and resources to support fundraising. Volunteers must be clear about what the funds raised will support.
"Now the building is ready to sing it’s own song. A song of safety, hope, justice, equality and empowerment as beneficiaries learn new skills, creating new opportunities and new life. From those few days work, grows a legacy beyond our imagination."Alan Brown, Habitat Global Volunteer