Bulgarian Summer Camp Volunteers

Turn your next holiday into an unforgettable combination of volunteerism and leisure travel as a Bulgarian summer camp volunteer.

What will you do on your summer vacation? Turn your next holiday into an unforgettable combination of community service and leisure travel as a Worker Bee Tours Bulgarian Summer Camp Volunteer. Our one week packages provide an easy way for motivated individuals and groups to make a positive social contribution exploring the best of Bulgarian nature, history, culture and cuisine. We take care of all of the details, organize camp staff positions, sightseeing, transportation, meals and lodging. All you have to do is show up at the appointed time and leave the heavy lifting to us.

If you like working working with children, and want to try your hand at doing it cross-culturally, than this is a fabulous opportunity for you to make a big contribution in the lives of children who deserve an opportunity to thrive. We work with different kinds of camps. Sports camps, English camps, Religious camps (through local churches), Community Service Projects, and more. See individual itineraries for specific details.

Exploring Bulgaria

Interwoven with your summer camp staff volunteer commitment, we make time for you to discover some of the best things Bulgaria has to offer. Spend your afternoons hiking through picturesque landscapes on Bulgarian mountain trails, where you can enjoy the tranquility of nature and stunning panoramic views. Explore historical and cultural sites, where walking through the cobblestone streets of ancient towns offers a testament to Bulgaria’s rich history and heritage. Indulge in the local cuisine, savoring the flavors of fresh salads, hearty stews, and delectable desserts.

Each itinerary includes a visit to at least one of the most important Bulgarian tourist destinations, such as Rila Monastery or Old Town Plovdiv, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. Rila Monastery, a significant symbol of the Bulgarian identity, offers a glimpse into the spiritual traditions of the country. Marvel at its intricate frescoes and architecture, and soak in the serene atmosphere. In Plovdiv, one of the oldest cities in Europe, visitors can explore layers of history from civilizations ancient and modern.

A Unique Travel Experience

This trip offers a unique blend of service and exploration. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the Bulgarian people and culture, create lasting memories, and have the satisfaction of contributing to a community. This is a chance to experience Bulgaria in a different way. Join us on this journey and get to know Bulgaria and Bulgarians from a new perspective.

Highlights of the Bulgarian Summer Camp Volunteer Experience

  • Make New Friends. Get to know people from different backgrounds and nationalities working shoulder to shoulder with international and Bulgarian volunteers. Many of our participants form lifelong friendships on these projects.
  • Optimize Your Time. We do all of the advance preparation for you so that your volunteer efforts are meaningful and useful without losing time on the administrative hassles of trying to set it all up yourself.
  • Explore the Outdoors. We include special activities on every day of the trip. Whether it is an excursion, a day hike, harvesting wild berries, or picking herbs for tea, there is always something unique and exciting to do.
  • Discover Bulgarian History and Culture. We make the most of every opportunity to introduce our teams to local culture and history, picking out the best and most important landmarks, museums, and sights for you to visit and explore.
  • Make Memories. We are grateful for your desire to serve, your choice of volunteering with us, and hope your Bulgarian summer camp volunteer experience will produce memories to last a lifetime.


All of our Bulgarian Summer Camp Volunteer Packages run from Saturday to Sunday, starting and ending in Sofia, Bulgaria. Travelers from the western hemisphere typically fly the previous day, arriving in Sofia on the day the tour begins. Most European cities have flights that can depart on the day and arrive in Sofia in the afternoon or evening. Other departure points should check airline timetables to determine appropriate flight reservations. Extra nights are available at the hotel in Sofia, on either end of the tour, for an additional charge. We also offer cultural and historical add-on trips to enhance the overall experience for participants who have the time and desire to discover more of Bulgaria while they are here.

Day 1 – Saturday: Sofia Arrival

sofia alexander nevsky cathedral

Arrival at Sofia International Airport and transfer to the hotel. Optional walking tour of Sofia. Evening orientation and mixer for the team. Dinner near the hotel.

Day 2 – Sunday: Travel to the Camp Location

Breakfast/brunch at the hotel. Morning free. Depart lunchtime for camp. Sack lunches available during travel. Arrival and registration at the camp location, followed by orientation, camp preparation, and team building for the whole staff. Group dinner.

Days 3 – 7 – Monday – Friday: Bulgarian Summer Camp

Breakfast, lunch and dinner with the team each day. Camp set up usually begins at 9:00 with children arriving at 10:00. Every volunteer is assigned a camp role matching their skills and expectations for the week. Typical daily assignments include leading program elements such as music, games, or arts and crafts, helping children with their activities, and preparing refreshments during breaks. Setup and break down for special events, occasional bonfires, dance parties, serving late night snacks, and delivering breakfast in bed may also be on the docket. Please see the individual project itineraries for more detailed work descriptions.

Part of each day will be set aside for free time as well as optional leisure activities including sightseeing, visiting historical monuments, hiking, berry picking (in season), games, sports, music, and more.

Day 8 – Saturday – Cultural Excursion and Sightseeing

bulgaria rila monastery

Breakfast and group photo. Depart after breakfast for an all day excursion to local historical and cultural sites. Check each individual itinerary for a details about the likely sights for your trip.

Lunch on the way or at one of the sites. End the day in Sofia. Farewell dinner with the team.

Day 8 – Departure

sofia ivan vazov national theater

Breakfast at the hotel. Airport transfer with ample time to check in and board your flight home. For those with later flights, free time for last minute shopping and/or sightseeing around Sofia (information and guides available.)

Past Bulgarian Summer Camp Volunteers



Important Information

Price Includes

  • Round trip airport, bus or train station transfers.
  • 7 nights accommodation, 2 in a Sofia hotel and 5 at the mountain hut location.
  • All meals.
  • Day touring as per the itinerary, including entree fees.

Price Excludes

  • Visa costs (if any). Participants are encouraged to inquire about travel and entry regulations for their passport country.
  • Transport from city of origin to Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Travel and health insurance (may be purchased separately.)
  • Personal items, souvenirs and incidental expenses.
  • Gratuities.

Terms & Conditions

Prices are listed per person, based on double occupancy (hotels) and group accommodations at the mountain hut. Single rooms are often available for a separate fee, but not at every mountain hut. All tours are subject to availability. Families and groups may qualify for discounts based on shared accommodations and other cost savings.

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