Olive Tree Cultivator and Dry Stone Wall Builder
Apply as a volunteer at the Telašćica Nature Park on Dugi otok and help us restore centenarian olive orchards and dry stone walls.
Let’s show our visitors the riches of Croatian tradition and its connection to nature in the light it deserves.
Duties and responsibilities
– renew abandoned olive orchards: cuts old trees and olive branches and remove weeds surrounding the olive trees
– repair the ruined dry stone walls around the olive orchards
– contribute to the protection and conservation of the cultural heritage of the Park
Number of positions
Five hours a day (from Monday to Friday), from 8 am to 1 pm. Minimum volunteering period is one week, and maximum is one month.
– comfortable with working outdoors
– a team player
– experience with operating a chainsaw and mower (preferable, not a requirement)
Croatian or English. Volunteers from foreign countries should have at least a basic knowledge of English to be able to communicate with the Park staff and other volunteers.
Volunteering with a disability
The volunteer position is not suitable for people with disabilities due to field work and lack of adequate housing.
Volunteers will work in the olive orchards within the Park.
Accommodation is provided and is free of charge. Volunteers will be housed in a common dormitory (each with two beds). The sanitary block and the Park restaurant are about 20 meters from the dormitory.
Food is provided free of charge. It includes two meals a day in the official Park restaurant.
Local transportation within the Park is provided – the Park will ensure transportation from the volunteers’ housing within the Park to the work place. Travel expenses of arrival to and departure from the Park have to be arranged by the volunteers themselves.
– rent a bicycle, scooter, boat, etc. and visit the surrounding and wider area of the Park and Dugi otok
– enjoy the local cuisine in restaurants, taverns and cafés in the nearby Sali (7 km from the housing)
– the Park itself has several restaurants, cycling lanes and foot paths, pebbled and sandy beaches where volunteers can spend their free time
Why volunteer at our Park
– to gain new experiences and strengthen communication skills
– to meet visitors, the local inhabitants and the Public Service and gain new friendships and expand your social network
– to improve your knowledge of foreign languages
– to meet the local community, come up with new business ideas and make new friendships
– to cooperate with the Guardians of Nature and learn about the management of protected areas
– to enjoy nature, the sun and sea, relax on the beaches and engage in different sports activities
Contact Danijel Milić, our land resources advisor by filling out the form. Danijel will contact you with further information or register you as a volunteer if you are interested (and if there are positions available)!