An excavation site in which Projects Abroad volunteers carry out archaeology volunteering work in Romania.

Volunteer Archaeology in Romania

Work with experienced archaeologists to preserve cultural sites and uncover ancient history throughout Romania

In sintesi

Travel back through time to the mighty Roman empire and do practical archaeology work in Romania with us. You’ll work at excavation sites around Romania and learn from an experienced archaeologist as you dig up the past. This is a wonderful way to get hands-on with history, and add practical work experience to your CV.

With your help, we can preserve these historically and culturally significant sites for future generations. You will help ensure that historical artefacts do not get destroyed during construction of new buildings. For example, our volunteers helped complete the excavation of a rescue dig site in the heart of the Alba Iulia Citadel in 2017. They found artefacts such as silver coins, an iron sword, and a blade.

Where you stay depends on which archaeological site you’re working on. Make the most of your free time and explore, and do things like plan a trip to Transylvania!

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Is Archaeology volunteering in Romania right for me?

Does history fascinate you? Have you always dreamed of uncovering historical artefacts buried for hundreds of years? Then archaeological volunteering in Romania is perfect for you!

This is a great option for anyone pursuing a career in archaeology, history, or anthropology to get practical experience. It will add value to your CV, and give you interesting talking points for interviews and applications.

More curious than academically-driven? That’s fine too! You don’t need previous experience to join the project. We’ll teach you the basics as you go along, and you’ll learn a lot from the archaeologists.

This project runs year-round and you can join at any time. You will need to be able to spend at least one week on the project, though we encourage you to stay longer so you can get involved with a bigger variety of tasks.

Projects Abroad volunteers are pictured taking part in a dig at an excavation site whilst on their volunteer archaeology work in Romania.

What will I do as an Archaeology volunteer in Romania?

As an archaeological volunteer in Romania, there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved directly. Here are some of the things you could do:

  • Carry out fieldwork including excavations and assessing restoration sites
  • Spend time working in a museum, helping with a range of duties from presentations to pottery reconstruction
  • Indoor research such as writing, cleaning, measuring, and inventory during winter months

Your work will focus on these main areas:

Fieldwork at excavation and restoration sites

You will spend a lot of your time doing practical work on excavation and restoration sites all over Romania.

The type of work you do will depend greatly on where you will be working. In some areas you will mostly excavate, clean and reconstruct pottery-pieces, tools, or other items that have been found there. In others you will identify and uncover ancient graves, as well as recover bones and other artefacts.

Spend time working in a museum

You can also spend time in the History Museums in Alba Iulia. Here, you will help with pottery reconstruction and research. Your time will be split between site excavation, analysis of finds, and museum presentations. You might also get to translate documents and design tourist information.

Work at the museum is mostly during the winter months from December to February, when bad weather prevents us from doing more excavation work. However, if you are interested in this work at any other time of year, please let us know.

Indoor research during winter months

If part of your time as a volunteer falls in the winter months, you won’t be able to work outdoors as much as you would in summer. Instead, you will work indoors on specific archaeological research. This includes:

  • Drawing
  • Cleaning
  • Measuring
  • Restoring inventory
  • Charting artefacts

Where will I be working as an Archaeology volunteer in Romania?

Alba lulia

You will be based in Alba Iulia, a city with important Roman, medieval, and modern features. Today, many Romanians consider Alba Iulia to be the spiritual capital city of Romania.

Alba Iulia is the site of the ancient Apulum, founded by the Romans in the 2nd century AD, and destroyed by the Tatars in 1241. Since the Middle Ages, the city has been known as an eventful town, with an important role in the social and political life of Transylvania. From a tourist point of view, the city holds pride of place. There are many places of interest, but the Citadel is undoubtedly the most important one.

You will move around a bit to various archaeological sites, so you can expect to stay in a variety of accommodation types. These may include guest houses, camps, hostels, and local host families.

Pick up all'aeroporto, voli e visti

Al tuo arrivo in aeroporto, un membro dello Staff di Projects Abroad sarà lì ad aspettarti. Per maggiori informazioni su arrivo, orientamento e visti visita la pagina Procedure di Arrivo per la Romania.

A typical day as an Archaeology volunteer in Romania

Your work day will normally start at around 7am and finish at 4pm. However, during mid-summer (June - July), you may take a longer break in the afternoons and work till around 7pm.

Mornings are normally dedicated to excavation and practical site work. This is especially important during summer months when it can get extremely hot.

You will get an hour and a half’s lunch break between 12pm and 1:30pm. Since you’ll probably be some distance from your accommodation, this would normally mean a packed lunch on site.

If you’re on the project during winter, there is less fieldwork. This means most of your time will be spent conducting research indoors, so you will be able to immerse yourself in a more academic pursuit of archaeology.

Evenings and weekends are your free time to explore your surroundings and learn more about Romanian traditions, culture, and everyday life.

A group of Projects Abroad volunteers collecting data at an excavation site during their volunteer archaeology work in Romania.

What are the aims and impacts of Archaeology in Romania?

There are two main aims of this project: to help you develop your skills and to offer support to understaffed archaeology programmes in Romania.

We want to equip you with the knowledge and practical skills to pursue a career in archaeology. You’ll be working alongside experienced archaeologists, so be sure to ask questions and learn as much as possible. You will learn how to dig up, clean, and restore artefacts and chart findings.

What’s more, you’ll also be helping them conduct vital field work and documentation of findings. Romania is home to an incredible wealth of ancient sites that could offer intriguing insights into world history. Unfortunately, there is a lack of archaeologists to do the work. This is why we need your help. 

Join our Archaeology Project in Romania and help preserve the country’s cultural heritage.

A Projects Abroad volunteer is pictured measuring out the dig site during her volunteer archaeology work in Romania.

Volontariato per professionisti

 Questo programma è perfetto anche per professionisti qualificati. Sarai inserito in un progetto dove le tue competenze sono necessarie. Grazie alla tua esperienza, il nostro impatto può essere ancora più grande.

Potrai condividere la tua conoscenza con gli altri e collaborare con le nostre organizzazioni partner e le comunità locali per sostenere lo sviluppo sostenibile.   

Se hai competenze o qualifiche particolari, scopri come puoi utilizzarle per contribuire ai nostri progetti.

Misurare il nostro impatto

Ogni anno, definiamo degli obiettivi specifici per ogni progetto e ci impegnamo per avere un impatto sostenibile e a lungo termine in ogni Paese. Ogni volontario e stagista contribuisce al raggiungimento di questi obiettivi, indipendentemente dalla durata del loro progetto.

Per documentare i progressi e i risultati raggiunti, elaboriamo un report annuale chiamato Global Impact Report. Scopri di più sui risultati raggiunti dai volontari, stagisti e dallo Staff di Projects Abroad. Leggi l'ultimo report.

Vitto e alloggio

Vivrai con una famiglia locale a Brasov. Ti accoglieranno a casa loro e saranno felici di condividere con te la loro cultura e di scoprire la tua. Crediamo che questo sia il modo migliore per immergerti nella cultura rumena e vivere un'esperienza veramente unica.

Cerchiamo sempre di accomodare due o più volontari o stagisti nella stessa famiglia. La tua stanza sarà modesta, ma confortevole, pulita e sicura.

La quota del programma include tre pasti al giorno.

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Attività nel tempo libero

Fare volontariato in Romania ti farà scoprire il gusto unico della vita nell'Est Europa. Con una vasta gamma di attività, troverai tantissime cose da fare durante il tuo tempo libero.

Questa è la destinazione ideale per gli amanti dell'architettura, con splendidi edifici antichi che costeggiano le strade. Il Biserica Neagră è un esempio di impressionante architettura gotica, con i suoi muri in pietra anneriti a causa di un incendio che imperversò nella zona nel 17 ° secolo.

Non sono solo gli edifici che vale la pena visitare, ma anche le strade. In particolare, potrai girovagare tra le strade più strette in Europa! Nel fine settimana potrai andare in Transilvania per addentrarti nel Castello di Bran - la casa del leggendario Conte Dracula - visitare il Museo ASTRA e scoprire il magico mondo del folklore rumeno.

Avrai la possibilità di conoscere volontari e stagisti da tutto il mondo ed esplorare il Paese insieme a loro o autonomamente, se preferisci.

Sicurezza e supporto del nostro staff

La tua sicurezza è la nostra priorità. Adottiamo diverse procedure per darti il supporto di cui hai bisogno e per farti vivere il tuo viaggio all'estero senza pensieri. Lo Staff di Projects Abroad sarà sempre disponibile 24 ore su 24, durante la settimana e nei week-end. Ti aiuterà ad ambientarti a casa e all'interno del progetto e, in caso di necessità, potrai contattarlo in qualsiasi momento.

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Al momento dell'iscrizione paghi solo un acconto di €295, che verrà dedotto dal prezzo finale.

Vorresti partecipare a più di un progetto? Chiamaci al +39 0810067162 per vedere se sono disponibili eventuali sconti.

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