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Medicine Volunteer Projects in Romania

  • Placement location: Brasov
  • Role: To learn through observing trained local staff and assisting where necessary
  • Type of placements: Emergency ward in hospital or family practice
  • Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and have completed at least one year of medical related studies
  • Accommodation: Host family
  • What’s included? Food, accommodation, transfers to and from our specified airport, transport to and from work where required, insurance, personal webpage, induction and orientation, 24/7 support
  • What’s not included? Flights, visa costs, spending money
  • Length of placement: From 2 weeks
  • Start dates: Flexible


While volunteering on a Medicine project in Romania, you will gain a large amount of valuable work experience alongside some extremely skilled and talented medical staff. Through showing initiative and building a good rapport with your colleagues, you have the chance to get very involved with the staff and patients with whom you are working.

As a Medical volunteer in Romania you will be based in the emergency room of a county hospital or at a family medicine practice.

Volunteering on a Medicine project in Romania

At the emergency ward, volunteers will have the opportunity to observe a number of different conditions and procedures that need to be performed. Patients arrive with acute illnesses or injuries from the results of accidents that should be treated quickly - for example, heart attacks, seizures and car accident injuries. There will also be routine work such as taking blood pressure, determining blood types, etc. 

Volunteers at the family medicine practice will observe doctors treating chronic patients, who tend to have conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

On your arrival, you will be introduced to your supervisor. Your exact role will depend upon your specific skills and experience. Volunteers initially shadow the local staff; however, if you show enthusiasm and a good level of knowledge you could have a more hands on role.

All volunteers joining a medical project in Romania should have at least a year of related studies or training and be at least 18 years old.

While volunteering in Romania, you will live with a local host family who will show you true Romanian hospitality. As part of the Projects Abroad volunteer community, you will have the opportunity to take part in a number of different social events and cultural activities. There will also be plenty of other volunteers to explore the area with during your time off.

You can read more detailed information about the aims of the project in our Romania Medicine & Healthcare Management Plan.

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