Volunteering in Europe

Foundation for the Future Logo Here you'll find all you need to know on our FREE volunteering opportunities in Romania, Hungary and Slovenia, along with how you can register your interest in upcoming trips.

What is Foundation for the Future?

Thanks to funding from our new Foundation for the Future partnership, we're able to offer all-expenses-paid volunteering opportunities abroad where you'll have the chance to work alongside charities FAST Romania or Otalom (Heated Streets) in Hungary. We also have opportunities in Slovenia with ZNI available exclusively for those over 45.

The partnership is part of our drive to help help boost the CVs and employability of local people whilst investing in our communities.

You can check out what previous Romania, Hungary and Slovenia teams have gotten up to over the years with posts, photos and videos on their Facebook Pages (future teams will use the Foundation for the Future page):

Team Romania

Team Hungary

Team Slovenia

Who funds these trips?

Am I eligible?

In order to take part in either the Hungary or Romania trips, you'll need to be:

  • Aged 18 years or older
  • Either in training with, a tenant of, or employed by any of the organisations listed above.
  • Willing to participate in team building sessions.

In order to take part in the Slovenia trips, you'll need to:

  • Be aged 45 years or older
  • Be capable of light physical labour
  • Own a passport
  • Be willing to participate in team building sessions.

I'm eligible and I'm interested...

If you're interested in volunteering abroad and meet the eligibility criteria, why not get in touch? Contact Carole Doyle via either:

Email: Carole.Doyle@boltonathome.org.uk

Phone: 01204 327998

Stay up to date

Want to be informed of future opportunities and take a peek at what our groups get up to during their experiences? Follow Foundation for the Future for all the latest:

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Blogs from Participants

You can also read blogs from three previous volunteers, who participated in similar trips to Romania funded by Erasmus+:

Katy Henry Katy's Blog

Michael Hutchings Michael's Blog

Jamie Moore Jamie's Blog

Watch the short film


Get a closer look at just what volunteers get up to whilst abroad in this short film created by 2018's volunteers.

Please note that the eligibility requirements shown in this video have changed. You'll find the latest eligibilty requirements in the 'Are you eligible?' section.