Archaeological Associate in Krka NP
Participants of this volunteer program will get acquainted with local history and culture. They will gain experience working with traditional, but also non-destructive archaeological methods at an ancient archaeological site, as well as experience working with an expert team. They will take part in a continuous, multi-year process of researching the Burnum Roman military camp.
What does an archaeological associate in Krka National Park do?
- participates in systematic archaeological research of the Burnum site, gets acquainted with the methods of processing and diagnostics of archaeological remains.
How many volunteers are needed?
When can you volunteer?
From July to September
What are the working hours of volunteers?
Four and eight hours a day, between 9:00 and 17:00, or in a split shift – four hours in the morning (9:00 to 13:00) and four hours in the afternoon (16:00 to 20:00), as needed.
What qualifications should a volunteer have?
- students in the scientific field of archaeology,
- have good working ethics, being responsible and work and task-oriented,
- experience in archaeological research is desirable but not a requirement,
- preference for spending time in nature,
- teamwork and people skills, and
- expressed communication skills.
What languages the volunteer needs to know?
Mandatory knowledge of the Croatian language. Knowledge of another world language is welcome. Volunteers from foreign countries can volunteer only if they understand and speak English or Italian.
Possibility of volunteering for disabled people
Due to the natural configuration of the terrain, the workplace is not suitable for people with disabilities.
Where volunteers work?
Volunteers will perform activities at pre-determined locations of the Park: the Roman military camp and the Burnum amphitheatre and the Krka Eco Campus in Puljane. Krka Eco Campus
The accommodation is provided at the volunteer centre in the Krka Eco Campus in Puljane. The campus is located 53 km from Šibenik, 23 km from Knin, 21 km from Drniš and 7 km from Oklaj.
Meals provided (two meals a day).
Local transportation within the Park is provided – the Park will provide transportation of volunteers from the place of their accommodation within the Park to the location of the volunteer activities.
What can volunteers do when they are not volunteering?
- visit hiking trails in Krka NP,
- explore the local environment and cultural and historical sites, and
- use social facilities on campus.
Why volunteer in Krka National Park?
- to gain experience in archaeological research and experience working with an archaeological team
- to improve professional knowledge,
- to learn about the history of these areas, mostly the ancient history,
- to meet visitors, locals and the Public Institution, make new friends and expand the social network,
- to improve knowledge of foreign languages,
- to learn about the local community and develop new ideas and partnerships, and
- to enjoy nature or engage in sports activities.