Volontiranje u Parkovima Hrvatske

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Krka riverbank cleaner – waste collector

Krka riverbank cleaner – waste collector

The aim of the program is to collect and analyse flooded waste along the banks of the rivers Krka and Čikola in the area within Krka National Park, and to contribute to raising the awareness of the local population and changing their behaviour and attitudes towards nature by presenting the results, causes and consequences of discarded waste in the environment.

What does Krka’s cleaner do?

  • collects waste along the banks of the rivers Krka and Čikola,
  • separates waste into different elements,
  • analyses the selected waste elements / collection location,
  • prepares the collected waste for recycling / disposal,
  • reports daily to the program educator on what has been done,
  • devises methods of analysing and reporting results,
  • prepares a report on the completed program,
  • contributes to raising awareness of the local population about the negative consequences of waste disposal in the environment,
  • contributes to the preservation of the nature of the Park area,
  • records and reports to the expert service the findings of strictly protected plant and animal species,
  • in case of finding dead animals, reports the finding to nature conservationists and the professional service, and
  • participates in a professional trip.

 

How many volunteers are needed?

20

When can you volunteer?

From August to October.

What are the working hours of volunteers?

Four and eight hours a day, between 9:00. and 17:00.

 

What qualifications should a volunteer have?

  • students of the Faculty of Geotechnical Engineering and other related fields,
  • preference for spending time in nature,
  • swimming proficiency,
  • teamwork skills,
  • computer skills, and
  • expressed communication and presentation skills.

 

What languages the volunteer needs to know?

Mandatory knowledge of Croatian and English. Knowledge of another world language is welcome. Volunteers from foreign countries can volunteer only if they can understand and speak English.

 

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 predetermined locations along the banks of the rivers Krka and Čikola, as well as Torak Lake and the Krka Eco Campus in Puljane.

 

Accommodation

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.

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Food

Meals provided (two meals a day).

 

Transportation

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?

  • explore the natural wonders and cultural and historical sites of Krka National Park,
  • explore other protected areas, areas of the Natura 2000 ecological network and cultural and historical sites in the area,
  • learn about the customs of the local community, and
  • use social facilities on campus.

 

Why volunteer in Krka National Park?

  • to explore the natural splendour and cultural and historical sites of Krka National Park,
  • to cooperate with Krka National Park employees,
  • to gain new knowledge about the nature protection system,
  • to improve professional knowledge,
  • to gain new experiences and communication skills, and
  • to enjoy nature.