About Us

Who are we?

Asociaţia AUM (RO) or AUM Association (EN), became active in 2018 and it was created by Alexandra and Florentina who share the vision of developing the local community of Sighişoara through non-formal education and active citizenship. In the past 4 years they have gained vast project management experience within other associations such as Wild Carpathia and Sighişoara Volunteering Center.

Our Values

We are guided by Hope, Respect, Love, Trust, Forgiveness, Purpose and Change. We aim to create a multicultural safe space where our participants and volunteers can grow and develop harmoniously, can be supported and empowered.

Our purpose

AUM Association has the purpose of promoting solidarity among people and volunteering as a way of engaging in solving some problems faced by the community and developing complementary educational and personal development activities for children, young people and adults.

How do we do this?

In order to step into this purpose, we implement projects that are financed with non-reimbursable funds by The European Commission through the European Solidarity Corps and Erasmus+ initiatives with the help of national and international volunteers registered on these programs.

We collaborate with members of the local community (artists, teachers, tour guides, students, local administration representatives, business owners, other NGOs boards) to assess the needs and the interests of the people in our town and we are grateful to have the support of partners such as local schools, public institutions, other NGOs or private companies.

These projects can be short-term or long-term and last between 2 and 12 months. Through our projects we have been offering non-formal education on themes like leading a healthy lifestyle, anti-bullying and civic sense. We organize activities for kids (summer camps, workshops, educative theme parties), youngsters (personal development classes, skill learning courses, public events for spending free time in a constructive way, civic and social responsibility activities such as cleanings), and adults (foreign language classes, creative workshops, etc.).

Between 2018 and 2020 we implemented the projects “Love is the Answer!”, “PLUS - make a difference”, “S.O.S Sighişoara Renaşte”, “Boomerang - what goes around comes around” and "LOVE Actually!". Until 2021 Sighişoara became "home" for over 100 volunteers from Turkey, Italy, Spain, Estonia, Lithuania, Letonia, Germany, France, Portugal, Slovacia, Denmark and Romania. Currently we have two long-term projects ongoing: " Boomerang - What goes around comes around" (anti-bullying) and LOVE Actually! (sexual education) that will be completed by the end of July 2021. A new long term project started in May 2021 called "Transylvania Highlands from culture to nature" (ecotourism).

What are our plans?

Asociaţia AUM aims to become the main element of support for volunteering activities and projects of non-formal education for the entire Sighişoara community, and a source of personal and professional deveolpment for its members, volunteers, participants and partners.

Meet the team

Alexandra Negrei

Project Coordinator

Florentina Mărcuş

Project Coordinator

Denisa Feldiorean

Public Relations Coordinator
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