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Packing List

This is a guide to help you to pack for your trip.

 

 

When

Done

Please note that you will be provided with 2 Volunteer Romania T-shirts which you will be required to wear on programme visibly at all times.

 

All year

 

What

How and why

When

Done

Personal Items

 

 

Towels

Please bring with you your own towels

All Year

 

Toiletries

Remember liquid limits in hand luggage.

All Year

 

Medicines

All marked with your name & declared to VR on arrival

All Year

 

On the Programme

 

 

Swimwear

Please ensure that your swimwear is suitable for working with children, if you chose to do so.

All Year

 

Tops

You will be provided with the T-shirts

All Year

 

Jacket

Light rain jacket (we do sometimes get rain in the summer)

All Year

 

Jumper

You may wish to wear a long sleeved top under your T-shirt on cooler days

April - Oct

 

Shorts

You may wear long shorts on the programme on hotter days

April - Oct

 

Trousers

On cooler days you may wish to wear long trousers, jeans are acceptable, cargo pants or light cotton trousers may be more practical in the heat.

All Year

 

Skirts

Skirts may be worn, but they should be suitable for working with children, these will also be suitable for monastery visits where they are compulsory.

i.e. – covering the knees.

All Year

 

Bags

It is recommended that you bring a day bag or small back pack with you for anything you feel you need on a daily basis (lunch, purse, camera, deodorant, etc.

All Year

 

Footwear

Suitable for running with (or after) children

All Year

 

 

Cotton socks to soak up the perspiration (not nice, but true)

All Year

 

Underwear

Ladies please bring a suitable bra for wear on an active children’s programme.

All Year

 

General Clothing Guide

 

 

Footwear

Flip-flops for leisure

April-Oct

 

 

A nice pair of shoes or sandals for going out in if you chose to do so

All Year

 

 

(Flatties are best most of the time as the terrain is a little bumpy!)

All Year

 

 

Walking boots if you think that you may go trekking

All Year

 

 

Cotton socks

All Year

 

Tops

Cotton T-shirts, blouses or shirts are best (Please remember our rural community with the neckline)

All Year

 

 

A cardigan or fleece to cover up on cooler evenings

All Year

 

 

Long sleeved Jumpers for the winter months

Oct/April

 

Bottoms

Jeans are worn mostly in Romania.

Light cotton trousers, (males) particularly if you are intending to visit churches and/or monasteries

 

 

 

Skirts – covering the knees for churches and/or monasteries. Mini-skirts are worn, but this is a Latin country, so please note that you will attract a lot of (not always pleasant) attention if you wear these. They are not suitable wear in the village.

All Year

 

 

Dresses, as with skirts

All Year

 

 

Shorts, but as with mini-skirts please be aware.

April-Oct

 

Underwear

Cotton is most practical in the heat of the summer.

All Year

 

Nightwear

Please remember that you are sharing your room and that others may not be as open minded as you might be and bring a pair of pyjamas with you for wearing.

All Year

 

Towels

Please bring your own towels

All Year

 

Headwear

A hat is always useful to keep the sun or cold at bay.

All Year

 

 

Sunglasses are an essential during the summer and winter months

All Year

 

 

 

 

 

General

 

 

Camera

You will want to take photographs and there are so many opportunities. Batteries are available to buy in Romania.

All Year

 

I-pod

If you like to listen to music, please feel free to bring your i-pod and earphones with you, but note that these must not be worn on the programme, or in front of the children. (Even if you do see them with one).

All Year

 

Books

We do have a selection of books here that you may borrow, or you may wish to bring your own

All Year

 

Laptop

There is a small charge for internet access, but this is the best and cheapest way to keep in contact with home, please bring earphones though to avoid disturbing others,

All Year

 

Adaptor(s)

Don’t forget your European (2 round pin) electrical socket adapter.

All Year

 

Mobile

Please note that the only signal in the village is Vodafone.

All Year

 

Unlocked Mobile Buy a local sim card for as little as 5 Euro and save money on your calls All Year  

Notebook

Don’t forget a notebook and pen for jotting down new words, names of people you want to keep in touch with, numbers and training.

All Year

 

Bottle

Water bottles are useful for taking water onto the programme or long walks.

All Year

 

Box

Please bring a sandwich box or bag with you for your lunch.

All Year

 

Umbrella

A small umbrella is useful on rainy days if you don’t like getting wet and cold.

All Year

 

Sun-cream

The sun gets very hot, so please bring your sunblock with you.

All Year

 

Insects

Insect repellent is always best bought in the country that you are visiting, because it deals with that countries insects.

April-Oct

 

Earplugs

Please bring ear-plugs if you’re a light sleeper, others may not sleep quietly.

All Year

 

Alarm

Don’t forget your alarm, to be ready for programme on time.

All Year

 

Hair dryers

Please ensure that you bring your own luxury essentials (& adapters) with you.

All Year

 

Toiletries

If you prefer branded toiletries, you will find that they may be more expensive in Romania, so please bring enough for your stay in your hold luggage. All Year

 

The best advice really for everyday wear is to have a peek at the photographs on the websites, blogs and Facebook. If you have any specific questions please feel free to ask, but please don’t forget your towels.

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