In June 2017 we will once again be returning with a team to Romania. We will be working together with a local faith-based organisation to support the long term work they are doing to provide hope and education to the future generation of gypsy children living on the rubbish dump. In a very practical way we can help with construction of facilities for the children as well as running a programme of activities to bring joy and fun to their lives.
As part of this project we will have opportunities to learn more about the culture in Romania and the Roma people living as a segregated community in that country. We will share what we are learning and reflect on our experiences together. The project will include training on working cross culturally, team building, leadership and values in humanitarian work. There will also be the opportunity to consider together the impact that our own cultural values and beliefs bring to our experiences.
Where? Cluj, Romania
When will we go? 29th June – 9th July 2017
How much will it cost? £830 approx.*
How big will the group be? 15-20 people
Who is the project run by? This project is run in partnership with GAiN and is organised and administrated by Agapé Ministries Ltd.
We are looking for people who are motivated with a heart of compassion to help those in disadvantaged communities as well as being prepared to go with an attitude to serve and learn from the people we go to help.
As part of coming on this project you can seeks to raise the funds to cover the cost of the project travel and in-country expenses. We are not able to provide you with our own dedicated online fundraising tool. Instead we suggest that you set up a dedicated PayPal account and share the relevant email address with potential donors for them to make a gift. We recommend that you do not use fundraising websites that will charge you additional fees and percentages on each transaction.
If you are accepted to come on the project you will be sent a training pack with more detailed information and ideas for raising funds. As soon as you have been accepted on the project we recommend you start raising finances to give yourself enough time to reach your goal. You will not be able to come on the project if you haven’t made the full payment two weeks prior to departure. If you wish to, you can make your required payments from your own personal funds to secure your place on the project and still continue to raise funds to recover the cost you have outlaid up until the time of departure.
You can also seek to raise additional funds to bring with you or purchase items to donate for the children activities.
How to Apply
We’re excited that you are interested in joining us on this project and look forward to receiving your application form and references.
You will need to provide us with a reference from someone who has known you for at least two years in a working or volunteering capacity. Please send them this link to the reference form and ask them to complete it as soon as possible. We are not able to process your application until we have received both your application form and one reference form.
You will also be required to provide us with a current DBS certificate that is registered with the Update Service or apply for one as a volunteer with Agapé. More details on this are included in your application.
The deadline for applications is Monday 28th February 2017.
If you have any further questions about the project, you can contact us on the details below and we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Phone: 0121 765 4404
*Please note that when you are accepted as a participant on the project, we will require an initial non-refundable deposit of £150 due by 14th March followed by £350 by 8th May. The final balance is two weeks before departure on Wednesday 14th June. Payment will be accepted via bank transfer.
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