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Volunteer in Croatia

Volunteer in Croatia

Explore International Volunteer HQ’s magical Croatia volunteer abroad program. Choose from a wide range of trusted Croatia volunteer projects, including Youth Support, Special Needs Support, Animal Care, Marine Conservation and Content Creator For Impact. Volunteer work in Croatia is based in the coastal hub of Split, located on the Mediterranean Sea. With affordable Program Fees and top rated volunteer projects trusted by over 137,000 travelers, IVHQ is the best volunteer organization in Croatia.

Highlights:
  • 6 meaningful project options available year-round
  • Program Fees from CA$1577 for 1 week
  • Includes airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
  • Accommodation in a comfortable and modern dormitory-style hostel

  • Projects based in the authentic Croatian town of Split and surrounding areas

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Key information

Fully hosted experience from CA$1577
Volunteer from 1 - 12 weeks
Ages 16+ and families
Based in the coastal hub of Split
Projects align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Impact driven projects run by locals
B Corporation certified organization
Discover the stunning Adriatic coast

Volunteer opportunities in Croatia

Protects animals

3-4 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$1577

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based at animal shelters in Split
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Volunteer in shelters for abandoned dogs, helping to play with, feed and clean the dogs to give them the best chance of being re-homed.

Protects animals

Up to 5-7 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$3096

  • Duration: 4 - 12 weeks
  • Program starts on the first Monday of every month
  • Based in a bear sanctuary in Kuterevo
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Contribute to bear conservation in the beautiful wilderness of Croatia. Help protect bear populations and conserve the surrounding environment at a sanctuary.

Supports community development

3-4 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$1577

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based with NGOs in Split
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Use your technical and marketing experience to create content and resources to help to champion local NGOs. Contribute to the core business and develop online and offline material to help increase the exposure and awareness of their cause.

Conserves the environment

4-6 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$1698

  • Duration: 1 - 8 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in Omiš on the Dalmatian coast
  • Volunteers aged 16+

Learn and use your scuba diving skills to clean up the marine environment around Croatia. Increase your knowledge about environmental efforts, contribute to research projects and get practical, hands-on conservation experience.

Improves health & wellbeing

3-4 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$1577

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based in care centers around Split
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Help in care centers for people with special needs, supporting local staff and helping to organize and run games, fun activities and learning exercises.

Supports community development

3-4 hours volunteering per day

Program Fees from CA$1577

  • Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Based at after school programs in Split
  • Volunteers aged 18+

Volunteer in after school centers, providing education, mentoring and activities for students aged 7-18, often from underprivileged backgrounds.

What recent volunteers said about their IVHQ experience

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Ian Stevens
03 May 2024

Don't hesitate to join this project. It is an experience for me that I found challenging and inspiring. Language is not an issue (I still can't speak much Croatian). If you are outgoing and self-confident and can patiently engage with really talented people you will love this experience.

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Amelie Blake
03 Apr 2024

I feel I learnt so much about myself as a person, I was pushed and was able to thrive in situations I would never have imagined. I met the most wonderful people, both other volunteers and the local people we had the pleasure to help. It’s honestly changed my perspective on a lot of things, I feel truly inspired. I want to volunteer, I want to travel.

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Jenna Austin
22 Mar 2024

The experience was very welcoming and helped me grow as an individual.

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Reghan Kirk
22 Mar 2024

It was one of the best choices I have ever made!

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Neve Boundy
12 May 2022

This was such an amazing experience! I was worried that I was going to be alone at first but I ended up meeting so many amazing people and we became friends straight away. I’m so glad that I did this, I wish I could’ve stayed longer!

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Mai Elhaggar
03 Nov 2021

If you’re new to volunteering, just like I was, IVHQ is definitely the right choice and the best decision I’ve ever made! Every single detail was taken care of, from the volunteer work itself, to the accommodation. I already can’t wait for next summer so I can volunteer again!

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Free-time experiences & tours in Croatia

Take your volunteer experience to the next level with IVHQ's affordable activity and tour add-ons in Croatia! Explore your options below and learn how to book them once you've been accepted onto the IVHQ Croatia program.

In-person Language Lessons
In-person Language Lessons

Improve your Croatian language skills at the most affordable rate while volunteering in Croatia.

From CA$44
Online Language Lessons
Online Language Lessons

Improve your Croatian language skills at the most affordable rate while volunteering in Croatia.

From CA$44
In-person Language Lessons
In-person Language Lessons

Improve your Croatian language skills at the most affordable rate while volunteering in Croatia.

From CA$44
Online Language Lessons
Online Language Lessons

Improve your Croatian language skills at the most affordable rate while volunteering in Croatia.

From CA$44

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