Work and Travel in Romania
VOLUNTEER AND PAID WORK OPPORTUNITIES IN ROMANIA FOR TRAVELLERS
Work for foreigners all year round will be in large hotels, and helping with teaching English, German etc, working for foreigner business that like to have fellow country men help them out and more specialist work. Romania has cold winters so most opportunities to work and travel in Romania are in the spring, summer and autum
VOLUNTEER WORK VISA / PERMIT REQUIREMENTS FOR ROMANIA
The work permit and work visa situation is the same as most of Europe.
SEASONAL BACKPACKER SKILLS NEEDED IN ROMANIA
Working on farms, helping with clearing land is a big plus at this time of year. The tourism business does not get going full until mid June/July so more farm work, land clearing, landscaping will be the sort of work you will be able to find all over the country.
Tourism is where you will find work. In hostels, hotels, and in the 1000s of pensions around the country. They all need foreigners language speakers and so if you can speak more than 3 languages, are presentable and can do a days work you should be able to find volunteer or cultural exchange work in the big cities like Bucharest that has over 30 hostels.
Work in the countryside - helping with the harvest. Something like 60% of the population live in the countryside in Romania and lot of them are self sufficient and do their own winter harvests. So you will find many hosts that need help with collecting apples, nuts, potatoes etc along with clearing the land and helping out with making jam and preserving the food harvested. A good example of this is the Village Hotel in Maramures, which uses a lot of volunteers in the Autumn.
Work in Ski resorts is your best option. It snow a lot here in Romania and so most of the countryside shuts down for the winter.
ATTITUDE TO FOREIGNERS WORKING OR VOLUNTEERING IN ROMANIA
Romanians have no problem with people from the 'outside' . They are big fans of the rest of the world and will be pleased to hang out with you and practice their English with you. They will be surprised you want to work in Romania as " You can earn big money in London!". Labour is cheap in Romania so don't except good monthly wages, but in terms of working with Romanians, is one of the best places I have even been where you are accepted.