Project Summary

The project seeks to facilitate the personal development of two young people from different countries through a 9 months voluntary service in a project aimed at mental health promotion for the local community of Cluj-Napoca, Romania.



 To help participants gain a better understanding of themselves, of society and of Europe.

 To foster the development of communication, learning, social and cultural competencies and of a sense of initiative in the participants.

 To empower members of the local community in Cluj-Napoca in mantaining and improving their mental health.

 To facilitate intercultural learning among members of the hosting organization.


 The volunteers will be involved in the following types of activities:

 Organizing events, including awareness raising events, personal development workshops, and education events,

 Public campagins and other visibility activities for the project, the host organization and the Youth in Action programme,

 The chance to help develop projects promoting alternative therapies, including art therapy and animal-assisted therapy,

 Leading trainings for the members of the host organization and/or other young people from the community,

 Photo and video documentation of the service,

 Recreative activities with children in the Cluj Children Psychiatric Hospital,

 Social activities with the elderly,

 Writing and coordinating projects on mental health topics, based on their own ideas.

Profile of the volunteers

 25 – 30 years old,

 Fluent in English ,

 Interested in psychology and mental health,

 Motivated to develop competencies in the mental health field,

 Willing to learn and to develop oneself.

Dates and place

Should the project be approved, the service will take place between the 1st of March– 30th of November 2014, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Minte Forte Organization

Our organization was established in 2010 and boasts an enthuziastic team of volunteers. Its main goal is to promote mental health among local community members through mental health education, support for persons with mental health problems, and psychological optimization.

Some of our regular activities are :

 The Mental Health Week, an annual project dedicated to raising awareness on mental health issues,

 The Center for the Mind, offering psychological counseling and psychotherapy for people with mental health problems and monthly information sessions,

 Animal-assisted therapy for children with emotional problems,

 Recreational and socialization activities for children in the Cluj Children’s Psychiat-ric Hospital,

 Personal development workshops, on topics such as: emotional intelligence, re-laxation techniques, time-management, etc.

 International youth exchanges, trainings, and study visits within the Youth in Ac-tion programme.

For more information on our organization and activities, please visit our website at

How to apply

If you are interested in becoming a partner in this project, please fill in part III of the attached form and send it to by the 25th of September 2013. 

Contact details

Project coordinator: Dumitrița Simion 


mobile: +4 0769 212 071

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