National Park Kornati National Park Kornati

The Kornati Dolphinographer

Join the Kornati National Park and help us monitor and explore 146 of the currently recorded bottlenose dolphins in the area of the Park. By participating, you will help contribute to a better understanding and protection of these lovely creatures. Also, you will help us tell the Park visitors their story and thus raise awareness about the significance of protecting natural habitats and their inhabitants.


What goes around comes around – help us, to help the dolphins because they truly deserve it!

Duties and responsibilities

  • monitor the bottlenose population in the Kornati and contribute to gaining more knowledge about them
  • contribute to their protection
  • inform and educate the Park visitors about the unique sea creatures and their habitats

Number of positions

2 to 4

Volunteering period

From June to September.

Working hours

Three consecutive days from 9 am to 5 pm, the fourth day is free. The minimum volunteering time is one month.


  •  have and demonstrate an interest
  • independence and resourcefulness
  • responsibility
  • social and communication skills
  • comfortable with working outdoors
  • be open to acquiring new knowledge and skills
  • experience in photography preferable


All of our volunteers should speak at least two foreign languages (English is obligatory and German or Italian).

Volunteering with a disability

The volunteer position is not suitable for people with disabilities.


On the tourist boats which do day trips to the Kornati National Park (from Murter).


Accommodation will be provided in Murter. Housing expenses (sharing a double room), breakfast included, are fully covered by the Park.


During workdays, lunch will be provided on the vessel. During days off, volunteers will be provided with one free meal.


Transport to Murter has to be arranged by the volunteers themselves. The housing will be in the proximity of the (working) boarding location. Local transportation is unnecessary.

Leisure time

  •  swim on local beaches
  • rent a bike or a small boat
  • see the sites of the surrounding cities
  • enjoy local cuisine
  • enjoy evenings out in Murter and its surrounding

Why volunteer at our Park

  •  to experience the beauty of the Park and the island in its entirety
  • to learn about the values of the National Park and learn a few things about the management of protected areas
  • to participate in encouraging a positive attitude towards preserving nature among our visitors
  • to meet the visitors, the local inhabitants and the Public service
  • to gain new experiences and strengthen your communication skills
  • to improve your knowledge of foreign languages
  • to enjoy nature, sun, and sea and use 50+ SPF sunscreens


Contact our biologist and senior expert associate Martina Markov, assistant to the volunteer manager at the Kornati National Park, by filling out the form. Martina will contact you with further information or register you as a volunteer if you are interested (and if there are positions available)!

Apply for the volunteer program

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