IWAThe International Women's Association of Bucharest
IWA is a volunteer-run nonprofit association, bringing people together since 1978. 

IWA supports charitable organizations in the greater Bucharest area by providing grants for short-term projects,
in order to improve the lives of disadvantaged Romanians. Join us today to help those in need.

There are many different ways to be involved and help those in need. Your support makes a difference in the lives of so many, and enriches your time in Bucharest in meaningful ways.

 We invite you to join the IWA Charity Committee, make a donation to IWA's charitable fund, or help with IWA's annual fundraising Charity Christmas Bazaar.

 Many of us also volunteer with different nonprofit associations, and donate time, meals or goods. 

 We'd love to chat with you, so please speak to any of our Committee members or email: iwa.charity@gmail.com 

Join the IWA Charity Committee |
Join the IWA Volunteer Council |
Volunteer at the Annual Charity Christmas BazaarExternal Volunteer Opportunities

     Sister Rose                                         Help the People                                   P.A.V.E.L.     

           Casa Ioana                         Asociatia Datina


All IWA members are invited to participate in the Charity Committee. We meet monthly from September through June, usually on the 2nd Tuesday of the month to review our grant requests and funded programs. We'd be happy to explain how we work and would love to have you join us. For more information, please contact charity.iwabucharest@gmail.com and register your attendance on the events page.

Please note that you are welcome to invite any registered NGO to apply for a grant meeting our criteria. Grant request details can be found here.


IWA is a nonprofit and volunteer-run and we need YOU. We have formal positions on the Council and also many ways you can be part of the supporting team. Do you like writing or giving talks or planning parties or writing or websites or accounting or teaching or designing? We can always find a place for you... and also encourage you to jump in and learn something new.

If you are looking to get involved, please reach out to any members of our current Council to discuss further.


Help arrange a table for your country - shop cook make decorate - or be part of the entertainment program, work behind the scenes with our database & magazine... so many different ways to help that we are sure to find one that suits you! Email us at iwabucharest@gmail.com or bazaar.iwabucharest@gmail.com


There are many places in Bucharest where you can lend a helping hand.
These are a few that IWA members have been involved with.
Click charity name to link to their website to learn more.

Volunteer needs: Do you love babies? Do you love children? Regular adult and teen volunteers always needed to spend time with babies/toddler who are in long term care.

Light into Europe 

Volunteer needs: Looking for long and short term volunteers to foster Guide Dogs for the Blind in Training. 

Our Lady of Mercy (Sister Rose)

Volunteer needs: sewing and handwork with the Creative Group, play games with seniors, go shopping, assist with outings and deliveries, office support, and offer friendship and psychological support. (Romanian language is helpful but not required. Depending on the activity; our current helpers speak English, French and Italian.) The Creative group meets once or twice a month from 10:00-13:00 hrs at Str. Popa Nicolae nr.6; Bl.23; Sc.2 Et 1; apt 23; Sector 2. 

  • Contact: Sister Rose or members of the IWA sewing/crafting club
  • Email: sisterrosecarmel@hotmail.com 

Touched Romania

Volunteer needs: Help children and young mothers in difficulty through a variety of programs. Many volunteers needed in different areas of Bucharest.

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