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Help those who need it in Moldova and volunteer with children. Help provide a chance of a better life by teaching English or French. Be creative, be enthusiastic, take along games or toys, and you’ll make it fun for you and them. This programme gives you the opportunity to get to know Moldova in a completely different way.
You will meet fellow volunteers, work and live together with local people, experience the eastern European culture, the country, the religion and the friendly atmosphere.
Please note: Due to visa difficulties, this programme is only available to UK, EU or US passport holders.
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|4 May 2014||2 weeks||£399||Available||Book now|
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Moldova is situated between Romania and Ukraine. Chisinau formerly known as Kishineu, is situated on the Byk River in the central area of Moldova. Visitors to this town are always surprised at how funky the city is; the communist government hasn’t put a downer on the nightlife, which continues until the early hours. The Moldovans attitude is focused on enjoying life – at all hours of the day. Visitor’s previous conceptions of this poor country may be quite inaccurate. Chisinau is the place to be in modern Moldova.
Volunteers can teach English in elementary, secondary schools and in an English Language Centre. In addition to classroom teaching, volunteers share resources, develop teaching materials with local teachers, and become involved in community and school-based projects. You are also able to teach French in the schools if you prefer.
Most volunteers work in a secondary school where students start to learn English at about ten years old. Your main focus as a volunteer is to teach conversational English. The local teachers will assist you with classroom preparation and lesson content. Moldovan students are enthusiastic to find out about life outside of Moldova as most haven't had the opportunity to travel. You will find yourself a popular addition to the local teaching staff.
There are typically thirty students in a class. Volunteers work mainly in language lessons although there maybe opportunities to help in other classes such as sports and music.
Trip Notes include a full itinerary, country guides and travel advice on visas, money, insurance and the local weather. By filling in your details you'll also be kept updated on all the latest news, offers and stories on this particular trip. Happy reading!
Minimum age is 18, maximum age dependent on volunteer's health.
You will be staying with a friendly host family in Causeni or Chisinau. You will get your own room and will have shared Western style bathrooms amenities.
Your host family will provide you with 2 meals a day, breakfast and lunch or dinner (your choice).
Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.
You will be assigned a personal travel advisor who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.
In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our UK staff at any time should you need to.
They speak mostly Romanian and also Russian. You do not need to be able to speak the languages but you should take a phrasebook or at least some key words with.
Yes it is safe, but you should also use common sense when exploring the area and with looking after your belongings. An in country coordinator will always be available for you.
Ages are mixed and vary from 17 to 70. All ages are welcome!
Host families tend to only host one volunteer per home.
The climate is not dissimilar to the UK with the summers generally being hotter.
You have booked a programme which requires an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check to be completed. We can carry this out for you and your travel advisor will explain the charges at the time of booking.
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Interesting, exciting, memorable, friendly people, generous people, beautiful.
Experencing the culture
Such a rewarding and eye-opening experience, bet lovely people and will definitely go back!
Being able to experience the Moldovan lifestyle and meet some wonderful, kind and generous people and families. Seeing the children in the village be so excited to learn English was really rewarding and it felt that us being there really did benefit the children.
Learn a little bit of Russian or Romanian before you go, just simple phrases will be enough, but they really appreciate the effort and it'll help you get by if you're quite remote in the village. Take something with you from your country as they find this interesting, especially for the family you stay with. Do a bit of research of what else you'd like to see outside of where you're staying as you'll get quite a bit of free time (for example, our group visited Odessa in Ukraine on the weekend).
Rich, diverse and extremely memorable two weeks. Highly worthwhile.
Meeting the Moldovan people and finding out about their country and way of life. Gaining an insight into the education system there and experiencing several lessons with children of various ages. Staying with a friendly and generous Russian family and finding out about life for one lady as a child in a gold-mining town on the far side of the Urals. Attending a spectacular wedding reception. Trying to speak new languages. Visiting Odessa and other new places.
Prepare a presentation (some pictures etc) about yourself to show to the kids in the schools. Learn at least a few basic words/phrases in Romanian and Russian. Don't forget to pack your mobile phone and a little torch might come in handy too.