Volontiranje u Parkovima Hrvatske

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AddressKralja Petra Svačića 2
23210 Biograd na Moru
Croatia
Phone+385 23 383 181Webwww.pp-vransko-jezero.hr

Dry Stone Wall Mason

Applications for this program in 2017 are closed. Registration for 2018 will open end of this year or beginning of next.

Join us in renewing the dry stone wall of the greatest olive orchard in Dalmatia in the Vrana Lake Nature Park. Learn this traditional trade, master the technique and help rebuild the cultural and biological diversity of the Modrave olive orchards.

Duties and responsibilities

– renew dry stone walls – a layered construction set up of natural stones without the use of mortar
– learn and clean the vegetation which has overgrown the walls
– investigates and georeference existing drywall structures (note down coordinates and photograph dry stone walls)
– inform the public (visitors of the Park) of the renewal activities
– contribute to preserving the cultural heritage of the Park

Number of positions

7

Volunteering period

In April (17. – 22.4.2017)

Working hours

Optimally 5 hours a day, total 30 hours throughout the duration of program. The planned schedule includes rest breaks and longer lunch breaks of 1 hour. It is mandatory to participate in entire duration of the program.

Requirements

– willingness for physically demanding work under the sun (even in April the sun can be harsh)
– ability to work and finding an independent role in the group
– patience and commitment
– readiness for the hiking and being outdoors the whole day
– a strong will to learn and strong hands

Languages

Croatian and English. Volunteers from foreign countries must speak English in order to communicate with the Park staff and other volunteers.

Volunteering with a disability

The volunteering programme is not suitable for people with severe disabilities and physical and motoric difficulties.

Location

Volunteers will work in Modrava field, once the largest olive groves of the eastern Adriatic coast, especially on the reconstruction of pedestrian paths bordered by stone walls, in the area near the Prosika harbor.

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Accommodation

Accommodation is provided and free – in the apartments Zvonimir in Prosika. Source of electricity in the apartments is from solar panels, so it is not possible to use all electrical appliances (such as hair dryers). There is a gas heater in case of low temperatures in the apartment . Barbecue is available in the courtyard of the apartments.

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Meals

Park will procure and deliver foods to be prepared independently by the volunteers in the kitchen of the apartment. The costs will be covered by the Park.

Transportation

Local transportation within the Park is provided – the Park will according to the prior agreement ensure transportation from the volunteers’ housing to the nearest grocery store or bus station. Travel expenses of arrival to and departure from the Park have to be arranged by the volunteers themselves.

Leisure time

– explore the Vrana Lake – watch birds, rent and ride a bicycle or kayak, get to know the foot paths of the Park and visit the attractive lookout point “Kamenjak” which offers a great view of the entire lake and the Adriatic sea
– swim in the Vrana lake and the Adriatic sea which is only a kilometer away
– visit the surrounding islands – Murter and Vrgada
– upon return or arrival visit Zadar, Biograd, Pirovac or Šibenik

Why volunteer at our Park

– volunteering will help you master the traditional ways of construction
– to get to know the Mediterranean swamp and its biodiversity
– to strengthen your body and mind by actively working in nature
– to contribute to the local sustainability and strengthen the local community
– to feel the true strength of team work

Interested?

Applications for this program in 2017 are closed. Registration for 2018 will open end of this year or beginning of next.