Project in Romania: (Dis)Able 2 Act

We are looking for volunteers with the European Solidarity Corps program!
Volunteers will be active in the community of Baia Mare with the aim of increasing the visibility of challenges faced by people with physical disabilities. First, the volunteers will work with people with physicals disabilities. Volunteers will raise awareness about the situation on people with disabilities. We want to create a local movement that applies to disabled people, implemented and sustained by the activities of the ESC volunteers. With this project we hope to create equal opportunities for various categories of disabled people in Baia Mare.

Activity period: starting from 01 May 2023 to 30 May 2023.  (1 month)


The project is meant to support persons with physical disabilities in Baia Mare, including activities in the daycare center of the Esperando Association by involving 2 volunteers from different European countries in order to facilitate access to culture, leisure activities, education and promoting inclusion in normal activities in the local community.

During the activities the volunteers will mostly interact with beneficiaries of Esperando Day Center, Team for Youth local volunteers and people with disabilities from the local community. They will find out about the situations that physically disabled people are confronted with in Baia Mare. Based on these, with the support of the project team, they will prepare and implement educational and leisure activities and raise awareness in Baia Mare.

Team for Youth on Twitter: "Asociatia Esperando ne-a invitat joia trecută la o activitate menita sa aduca bucurie! Împreună am organizat în Parcul Mare jocuri interactive, amuzante, menite să stimuleze creativatea și


Accommodation in rented flats, together with other volunteers and even sharing the room. The flats are located in the town, have access to public transport, shops and entertainment facilities. The flats are equipped with WiFi, furniture, beds, bed sheets, cutlery, toiletries. The volunteers are responsible for the cleaning and maintaining of the flat. All expenses are paid (and the rent) from the project. Local transportation for activities can be reimbursed. International travel expenses are also reimbursed up to a limit.
Pocket money (3 E per day) is provided.

Volunteers receive 150 E per month as food money.


We provide logistic support in the activities. Apart from this the volunteers have Romanian language lessons included in their schedule. They will undergo short workshops and training’s on: pre-departure training, welcome meeting, orientation week, working with disabled people, non formal education, safety and security.


The ideal profile we would like is:

    • responsible persons with open mind,
    • be ready to work with people with physical and mental disabilities, in a completely new environment,
    • able to follow an activity plan,
    • a good listener,
    • to be able to collaborate with other people but also have a degree of independence,
    • able to respect the general rules of conduit of T4UTH and of Esperando Centers,
    • willingness to contribute time and energy towards the project activities,
    • medium to good level of English to be able to understand the tasks and procedures, to be able to colaborate with others,
    • ready to learn some key words in Romanian,
    • flexible in preparing and implementing the requested tasks.

Previous experience in the topic of social work is encouraged. We are looking for youth that can benefit in the future (professionally or personally) by the activities in this project.

Participants are accepted regardless of gender, beliefs, preferences, level of education. It is needed that you have a minimum of English vocabulary and you are between 18 and 30 years old.

Declarațiile lui Daniel Filipaș despre Asociația Esperando, viață și carieră | Revista Careers & Business - Povesti de succes


DEADLINE TO APPLY: no deadline, participants can start as soon as possible!
HOW TO APPLY: trough ESC website:

(You need an ESC profile, a ready CV and short Motivation letter in English, in order to apply)

The pre-selected candidates will be contacted by the project coordinators to complete a form and get in touch with us directly (video interview for the purpose of final selection).