#GiveHope to animals that have no one else
Volunteer on site
Be part of the solution! Come and volunteer with us on one of our locations!
If you have the chance, combine your passion for travel and volunteering, and join us at our ROLDA shelters in Galati, Romania where thousands of stray dogs need saving.
Dogs you can help save!
Once a stray dog has been rescued and offered sanctuary at ROLDA, it doesn’t mean he or she has forgotten the trauma they suffered while living on the streets. For many, it takes weeks and months to recover, but their healing process is better with the embrace of human companionship.
Here at ROLDA, there are many ways you can help our charity and our community. Our staff and our dogs will always keep you occupied and make you feel needed, and more importantly, they’ll make you feel like you belong.
Whether it’s your first volunteering experience at an animal charity, or if you’ve helped animals in other parts of the world, there is always room to educate yourself about the stray crisis in Romania and the obstacles our organization faces in order to help them.
Trauma is an extremely difficult experience to overcome, and we work very hard to help every dog we rescue recover from these painful moments in their past. Some take longer than others, but eventually every dog begins to wag their tail and smile, so we encourage you to enjoy the view during your stay. It’s a beautiful and unforgettable sight!
ROLDA recognizes that there are many animal charities worldwide fighting for the same solution as we are, but we believe that we are unique in our own special way and that’s what separates us from the rest. We have a culture of family, friendship, and community between animals and humans that we protect and preserve because it’s what drives us to continue fighting for the voiceless animals we swore to help. Join us and become part of a new and unique culture of activism!
What do #ROLDAdogs mean to people?
“Jeg har kjent Dana (grunnleggeren av ROLDA);i flere år nå, og hjelper henne bla. med å oversette tekster til norsk. Hun er en fantastisk dame med det største hjertet som fines. Jeg stoler uforbeholdent på hennes dømmekraft og vet at hun har gjort det umulige mulig gang på gang. Verden trenger flere mennesker som henne! Jeg hjelper ROLDA med oversettelse av tekst fra engelsk til norsk fordi de gjør et utrolig viktig arbeid for hjemløse dyr i Romania. Det er ikke alltid man har mulighet til å støtte alle organisasjoner man gjerne skulle hjulpet økonomisk, så det er godt å kunne bidra på andre måter!”
“My name is Anja, I live close to Hamburg. How did I come to join this project? First of all I met Sabine last year via Twitter. We got along great from minute 1…when I met Tofu (the sweetest rascal I’ve ever seen) I fell in love the second I saw him. Sabine and I talked a lot about Romanian stray dogs and I got to know a lot about how terrible the situation in Romania is for these animals. When Sabine told me she is going to be the head of the German operation I warmed up to the idea to help too. Muffin (Sabine’s second adopted dog) helped in making the decision to join this awesome project, because...”
“This is the first time when I volunteer at a foundation for animals. For me, the ROLDA Foundation is a place full of love where you can find yourself when you are sad, because the happiness on the puppies’ eyes drives away any feeling of sadness. It is not only a shelter for puppies but also the home of many lives that are carefully cared for everything they need. It shows how much love there is between the members of the foundation and their puppies. I would repeat the experience as a volunteer with the most wonderful people and the cutest puppies!”
Use your skiills
Every time ROLDA Rescue Team saves a dog in need, we wish you were here with us to caress their frail bodies, to feel their faint hearts beating, to look deep into their confused eyes, their scared souls, and so you can understand the pain they’ve so unfairly had to endure.
Remember, these dogs have never been held, snuggled, or protected before. For them to feel the warm touch of a caring person is life-changing.