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Content Creator For Impact Volunteer Program in Split - Croatia

Content Creator For Impact Volunteer Program in Split - Croatia

Curious about volunteering as a Content Creator For Impact in Croatia? International Volunteer HQ’s Content Creator For Impact project enables volunteers to gain experience creating and running awareness campaigns about important contemporary social issues. Volunteers will be able to develop their technical and creative skills to help local NGOs take action on a number of issues, which may include but are not limited to: women’s rights, gender equality, marine conservation, environmental issues and animal protection.

Highlights:
  • Programs start every first and third Monday of the month
  • Affordable fees from CA$1584 for 2 weeks
  • Includes accommodation, meals, airport pick up, orientation and 24/7 support
  • Raise awareness of important social and environmental issues

  • Enjoy the urban and natural beauty of Split, Croatia

  • Stay in a fun, comfortable, modern hostel

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Key information

Support the community through local initiatives
Based with NGOs in Split
Dormitory-style hostel accommodation
Volunteers aged 18+
Fully hosted experience from CA$1584 for 2 weeks
Durations from 2 - 12 weeks
Discover the beautiful Adriatic coast
Up to 4 hours volunteering a day

This program is ideal for:

Volunteers who have skills, experience or qualifications in web development, graphic design, illustration, photography, videography, marketing and communications. You’ll also need to bring your own technology and equipment.
Who is this program suited to?

What to expect and how you'll make an impact

NGOs in Croatia tackle a diverse range of issues and need skilled volunteers who can make a big impact by increasing the reach and exposure of their campaigns.

As a Content Creator For Impact volunteer you could be helping NGOs that focus on women’s rights, gender equality, marine conservation, environmental issues or animal protection. There is often the opportunity to help NGOs with their core work to gain understanding of what they do and why. Tasks will vary depending on the placement but can include:

  • Creating infographics
  • Designing brochures and posters
  • Building animations
  • Shooting and editing videos
  • Making announcements
  • Taking photos

If you want to volunteer with an NGO in a particular field, please note this in your application. NGOs generally won’t have an abundance of resources available, so you should bring your own laptop, design software (Adobe Creative Suite or equivalent) and/or camera equipment.

Contributes to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduced Inequalities

Contributes to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #10: Reduced Inequalities

Covid-19 has deepened existing inequalities, hitting disadvantaged and minority communities the hardest. To reduce inequalities, we must provide better services and support to refugees, migrants, indigenous peoples and people with disabilities.

Why do Content Creator For Impact volunteering in Split with IVHQ?

When you volunteer on the Content Creator For Impact project in Croatia you’ll be adding value to the local community, while also developing personally and professionally by:

  • Supporting the work of local NGOs
  • Promoting awareness of important issues
  • Using your existing skills and expertise
  • Gaining experience in your chosen field
  • Immersing yourself fully in the Croatian culture
  • Discovering the amazing Diocletian’s Palace

Volunteer requirements

To volunteer on the Content Creator For Impact project you will need to have proven skills, training or experience in your field. Please ensure you include all relevant qualifications and/or experience in your application.

Volunteers need to be 18 years or over to participate on this program, unless volunteering with a parent or guardian. If you are under the age of 18, IVHQ offers alternative volunteer opportunities for teens. Visit our High School Volunteer Abroad High School Volunteer Abroad page to learn more.

All volunteers must speak fluent English, have adequate volunteer travel insurance and provide a recent criminal background check.

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Group video calls

Once you have secured your place, join regular video calls to meet your Program Manager and other volunteers before your trip.

What recent volunteers said about their IVHQ 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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Greta Stewart
05 Jun 2022

I truly loved my experience in Split and I would not trade my experience for anything. It was the greatest experience of my life for so many reasons, but I would say my open mind definitely improved my experience in the best way possible.

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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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Volunteer Abroad in Split, Croatia with IVHQ

Location

The IVHQ Croatia volunteer program is based in Split, a vibrant seaside spot on the Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in Croatia. ​This is a golden opportunity to volunteer in Europe in a place high up on every traveler’s bucket list. Split is a popular tourist hub because of its scenic ocean views, rich culture and authentic Croatian feel.

Volunteer placements are located in and around Split with the Marine Conservation project based in Omiš. While Split is a well developed city, it does have pockets of under-served communities, social and environmental issues and local initiatives that need volunteer help. By choosing to volunteer here, you’ll be supporting community-led projects that focus on providing opportunities to improve the livelihoods and wellbeing of the local community.

Arrival and orientation

The Croatia volunteer program begins on the first and third Monday of every month, and you need to arrive in Split on the Sunday before your chosen start date.

After you have registered for the program, please book your flights to arrive at Split International Airport (SPU).Your airport pick-up is included in your Program Fee, however, if you arrive outside of Sunday between 9:00AM - 10:00PM, your pick-up will incur an extra cost of US$65.

When you arrive, you will be greeted at the airport by a member of the local team and taken to the volunteer accommodation, approximately 40 minutes away. Your accommodation is covered by your Program Fee and includes the night before your program orientation.

If you are traveling in Croatia prior to your volunteer program, we can arrange for you to be picked up from a meeting point in Split on the Sunday before your program start date. You are also free to make your own way to the volunteer accommodation.

On Monday, orientation is hosted by our local team in Croatia and runs for a full day. Orientation covers everything you need to know for your volunteer program in Croatia – an introduction to Croatia, Croatian customs, rules and expectations, safety, travel opportunities in Croatia, and an introduction to your project and placement. The orientation will also give you a chance to meet other volunteers and swap contact details for weekend travel and socializing.

Volunteer schedule example

Weekdays:

A volunteer day is subject to change depending on your specific project and placement. ​A typical daily schedule​ might be as follows:

8:00 - 10:00 AM Breakfast is served at the restaurant next door to volunteer accommodation.
9:00 AM Volunteers with a morning shift travel to placement to join local placement staff and begin work on your project.
12:00 - 2:30 PM Lunch is served at the restaurant next door to volunteer accommodation.
2:30 PM Volunteers with an afternoon or evening shift travel to placement to join local placement staff and begin work on their project.
7:30 - 9.00 PM Dinner at the restaurant next door to volunteer accommodation. After dinner you will have the remainder of the evening free to relax and use as you wish.

Weekends:

Volunteers have the weekends free and Split and Croatia are full of interesting things to do, see, visit, eat and learn.

Croatia has a wondrous history and culture, paired with beautiful coastline and nature. You can spend a weekend traveling across the country - visit the popular Klis fortress that is only a short drive from Split, or spend the day in nature surrounded by waterfalls in Krka National Park or Plitvice National Park. If you are looking for an adventurous activity, try rafting down the river in Dalmatian hinterlands, or sea-kayaking the beautiful see-through Adriatic Sea. There is so much to see and explore, and nothing is far away in Croatia!

Volunteers can make travel arrangements further afield once in Croatia, with the advice and guidance of our local staff.

Accommodation and WiFi

Volunteers are accommodated in a dormitory-style hostel located in central Split, about a 10 minute walk from the city center. The nearest bus station is about a 5 minute walk from the hostel and there is a restaurant, local coffee shops, pizzeria, supermarket, pharmacy, ATM and other utilities also within a 5 minute walking distance from the hostel.

The hostel is separated into 3 different dormitories which are usually arranged by gender, however at busy times shared-gender dorms are also utilised. You can, therefore, expect to share a room with up to 7 other people. Every volunteer will have access to their own locker to store valuables and other personal belongings, free WiFi and air conditioning. Volunteers also have access to a dining room and lounge area. There is also a kitchen available that volunteers can use with fridges, microwaves and basic utensils.

The hostel has shared bathrooms, separated by gender, equipped with western toilets and showers. Bedding and towels are provided for each volunteer. Local staff do clean the accommodation throughout the week, though volunteers are required to keep their rooms tidy.

A private room upgrade in Split is available upon request and is subject to availability. The private rooms are located within a 20 minute walk of the hostel and are self-catered. Volunteers staying in a private room will also have lunch and dinner included in the partner restaurant but breakfast is not provided in the accommodation.

Meals

Volunteers are provided with breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. Breakfast is self-served at the volunteer accommodation and includes cereals, butter, marmalade, cream cheese, ham, milk, coffee and bread. Lunch and dinner are also provided in the restaurant and volunteers can choose from a variety of options.

Tap water is safe to drink in Croatia and while we encourage volunteers to bring a reusable drink bottle to minimize the consumption of single-use plastics, bottled water is readily available if you prefer. You should budget approximately CA$7 per week for this.

Pricing

  • USD
Duration
Program Fee
Due 30 days before you start, or within 48 hours if you register inside of 30 days. Covers the cost of hosting you.
  • USD
2 weeks CA$1584 Equivalent to CA$113/day
3 weeks CA$2175 Equivalent to CA$104/day
4 weeks CA$2765 Equivalent to CA$99/day
5 weeks CA$3356 Equivalent to CA$96/day
6 weeks CA$3947 Equivalent to CA$94/day
8 weeks CA$5128 Equivalent to CA$92/day
10 weeks CA$6309 Equivalent to CA$90/day
12 weeks CA$7491 Equivalent to CA$89/day
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Pre-departure support from your Program Manager
  • Airport pick-up
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and check lists
  • Access to IVHQ’s preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Discounts on language lessons
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service

Learn more about what's included in your IVHQ Registration Fee and Program Fee.

  • All programs attract a Registration Fee of US$329 (approximately CA$473) in addition to the Program Fee. This covers all pre-departure support services. IVHQ fees are priced in USD but you may elect to pay in CAD.
  • A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.
  • Additional things to budget for include: Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check, public transport to and from your placement each day and return to the airport when your program finishes.
  • Recommended spending money: Volunteers in Croatia generally find US$80 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses.
  • Any changes or cancellations within 14 days of your start date are subject to a US$200 late change/cancellation fee.

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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Safety and support with IVHQ

Safety and support

IVHQ follows best practice and industry-leading health and safety procedures, which are regularly reviewed and optimized as part of the B Corporation recertification.

  • All volunteers encouraged to complete our interactive pre-departure training.
  • All local teams trained on best practice volunteer management & First Aid.
  • All IVHQ programs are required to adhere to IVHQ's Risk Management Policy.
  • All volunteers have access to 24/7 in-country support from our local team.
Learn more about IVHQ's safety

Essential country information

Capital Zagreb
Population 4.7 million
Languages Croatian
Currency Croatian Kuna (HRK)
Time zone UTC+02:00

Weather and climate

The Adriatic coast of Croatia, where our volunteer program is based, enjoys a Mediterranean climate of cool, rainy winters and hot, dry summers. Temperatures in Split range from 41°F to 50°F (5°C to 10°C) in winter and 79°F to 86°F (26°C to 30°C) in the summer, which runs from June to August.

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