Monthly Archive March 2017

BySorin Berbecar

We are looking for volunteers to unveil the village of Izvoarele

Logo Izvoarele

Starting from June 2017 for one year we will host four volunteers from Italy, Spain, Czech Republic and Slovenia for one year. They will do sociological and anthropological research, they will gather information about crafts and arts in the area as well stories and food recipes. All these will be turned into video, photo and written material which we will use to promote the beautiful community of Izvoarele.

The fact that the people in the community are so hospitable made us think that this can be a great opportunity to collect local legends and pieces of history straight from the villagers and to turn them with the help of the international and local volunteers into tools of promoting the community. During this process, not only that the volunteers will have the chance of feeling and living local culture and getting the sense of multiculturalism but they will also get basic competencies in sociological researches and in creating and implementing promotional campaigns and promotional materials.

We are looking for four volunteers willing to work and live for a year in rural Romania, to experience the lifestyle here and to document it. We guarantee an unforgettable experience. What do you need to have?

  • to be between 18 and 30 years old
  • to be motivated to do international volunteering
  • to be strongly motivated to live and work in rural area
  • to be interested in learning a different European language
  • to be motivated to develop new competencies and to learn about community development
  • to have basic English communication skills, spoken and written
  • to be motivated to do research in the community and to create video and text promotional materials out of it

What do we provide:

  • accommodation, food allowance and pocket money
  • local transport bus permits, and car when needed for activities
  • mentor support and language training
  • coordination, materials and equipment for activities
  • other task-related trainings

What we train you:

  • teambuilding
  • health and security
  • video editing
  • photo editing
  • ethnographic research

How do you apply? If you are from Slovenia send a CV and a Motivation letter. The motivation letter should answer to the questions:
– why do you want to go for 12 months EVS?
– why would you work in rural area?
– why would you like to do sociological research?

Send these 2 documents to The deadline is ongoing until the position is occupied. Also, send any questions you have to the same e-mail address.

Hope to see you in Romania 😉

BySorin Berbecar

Call for Belgian volunteers

Lest we Forget

Curba de Cultură is looking for a Belgian volunteer for  six months EVS in Izvoarele, a nice and cozy Romanian village.

Together with our partner CODEC Belgium, we are developing and implementing an EVS for Belgian youngsters who would like to do this service in Romania, starting from spring 2018.

The profile of the volunteer we are looking for:

  • motivation to live and work in rural area for 6 months
  • motivation to work with youngsters and children
  • basic knowledge of English

The activities we propose:

  • promoting non-formal learning and volunteering through presentations and activities
  • non-formal learning activities with children in schools and with youngsters in the youth centre
  • organizing outdoor cinema nights
  • managing the library within the youth centre
  • organizing foreign language classes and cultural events
  • writing articles and blogposts
  • reporting and documenting activities

The support we offer:

  • accommodation in a traditional Romanian house
  • pocket money and budget for food
  • phone sim card and monthly credit for it
  • bus permits for local transport
  • international travel costs up to 275 EUR reimbursed in the end of the stay
  • Romanian language classes through OLS system
  • mentor support for personal development
  • coordinator support for implementing activities
  • complete medical insurance through Cigna Insurrance Plan
  • Youthpass certificate
  • two international trainings provided by the Romanian National Agency
  • internal training for nonformal education methods and communication techniques
  • smiles and hugs

Other details about the project:

Curba de Cultură focuses on teenagers and youth development. Our mission is to use non-formal education as a complementary method to the formal educational system for young people. We want to create the premises for a better development of the young people and their more suited integration within their respective communities. We want to make young people aware that they actively belong to their local and national culture.

CODEC Belgium – Promotes the European policies and values that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. At CODEC you will meet design thinkers, project managers, communicators, education specialists, technology and social media experts that can respond to your organisation’s needs and understand the social challenges you wish to address.

Length: 01.06.2018 – 30.11.2018

Location: Izvoarele, Prahova County, Romania (the historical region of Walachia)

Sending/Coordinating organization: CODEC Belgium

Hosting Organization: Curba de Cultură

If we caught your attention send us a CV and motivation letter at by 25.04.2018

Also if you want to know more do not hesitate to ask using the same e-mail.


P.S. Explore this webpage to find out more about the community, the work and the volunteers we host.