Call for Volunteers – World Heritage Volunteers – Viscri Action Camp 2023

The Heritage Corner at the Educational Centre in Viscri

Mihai Eminescu Trust Foundation ( and its partners, “Heritage for the Future” Cultural Association (, Viscri Council and Alba Eglesia Foundation (, are pleased to launch the World Heritage Volunteers – Viscri 2023 Action Camp Call for Volunteers.

The Viscri Action Camp reaches its second edition in 2023. In 2022, the volunteers worked together to improve the tourists’ experience in Viscri, by mending paths, the route connecting the parking lot to the village centre, and fence portions. Markings for itineraries were also installed. Curious how that translated into practice? Have a look at their experience and feedback here.

Interested in applying?

We invite all potential candidates to carefully read the information below.

The call for applications closes on March 26, 2023.

About the site

Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania

Date of Inscription: 1993

Significant modifications to the boundaries: 1999

Criteria: (iv)

Property : 553 ha

Buffer zone: 3,727.87 ha

Objective of the action camp

This group of volunteers will be entrusted with the rewarding task of transferring their love for heritage to the even younger generation. Inside the recently opened Educational Centre for children in Viscri, the 2023 team of World Heritage Volunteers will work on creating a dedicated space for heritage interpretation.

As a result, the volunteers will develop educational materials and activities to help children better understand what heritage and their inheritance in Viscri are, but also the values and the responsibilities that accompany this cultural inheritance.

Organising parties

Mihai Eminescu Trust Foundation (

“Heritage for the Future” Cultural Association (

Partners: Viscri Council and Alba Eglesia Foundation (

Contacts:, &


Viscri Village, Brasov County, Romania


Arrival Day – May 8, 2023

Departure Day – May 18, 2023

Ideal Candidate

We are looking for young professionals and/ or students in the cultural heritage sector, willing to gain practical knowledge on heritage management and protection, to extend their network of peers, and interested in community engagement and rural heritage.

Age group: 20 – 32.

Both national and international volunteers are welcome to apply.

How to apply

Please send your CV and motivation letter (in English) to, &

The call for applications closes on March 22, 2023.

Selected candidates will be notified around the end of March – beginning of April.

What to bring in your luggage

Viscri is located in a mountainous picturesque region. Late spring temperatures usually rise to a maximum of 22°C, with colder nights (up 10°C).

  • Sun screen, head covering and sunglasses,
  • Sturdy comfortable shoes,
  • Mosquito repellent,
  • Cotton clothes, rain jacket, sweaters,
  • Towels,
  • Pocket money for souvenirs,

Cameras and computers are not compulsory, but welcome for photos and potential work / research.

IMPORTANT (costs, visas and insurance)

  • There is NO participation fee.
  • Health insurance is each volunteer’s responsibility.
  • The volunteers do NOT pay for meals and accommodation during the project, in Viscri.
  • The volunteers are responsible for covering the costs of transportation from and back to their country of origin.
  • Please check here if you require a Visa to travel to Romania. The organising parties can only provide invitation letters to those volunteers needing a visa to travel to Romania.

The project lasts for 10 days and volunteers are expected to remain in Viscri for the entire duration of the project.


Each volunteer will be given accommodation in double rooms with twin beds, hot water, bed sheets. Internet connection will be available in the main room.


Three meals per day.

Language of the project


Meeting Point

Possible itineraries and meeting points will be communicated in due time to selected candidates only.


This project is supported by the National Commission of Romania for UNESCO.

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