Food, Lodging and Travel
You will be hosted in Mali Lošinj. The house provides a bedroom for interns, two for volunteers, two bathrooms, kitchen, lounge, and a terrace. A single room is not available. Beds, sheets and blankets are provided. There is a washing machine in the house and you can use it. Everybody at the project is expected to do his or her share in the household. The daily household duties include cooking, dishwashing and general housekeeping. All participants alternate in housekeeping and cooking shifts. There is no smoking within the accommodation.
The project attracts people from all over the world, so it is possible that your colleagues are from different European countries or even further.
The house has Wi-Fi and a computer is available in office in Veli Lošinj. You can use it any time during the opening hours. In addition, some bars and restaurants in Mali and Veli Lošinj offer Wi-Fi access for their guests.
Volunteers are highly motivated individuals who come to join our research and provide great help throughout the season. During the course period volunteers are educated in cetacean biology, marine conservation and scientific research techniques by the resident researchers. Volunteers should be:
- In good physical condition, to be steady on the legs and able to swim;
- Able to tolerate hot weather and long periods on the boat under the sun;
- Speak English;
- Over 18 years old (we also accept 17 yrs olders with parental consent);
- Be committed to nature conservation and animal protection;
- Positive attitude towards working with people from different countries.
There will also be lots of time for swimming, snorkelling, sunbathing or simply relaxing. The research activities have priority and there may be days when the whole team will be working long hours. However, there will be plenty of free time too. Everyday tasks (cooking, dish washing, boat maintenance, cleaning…) are divided among all team members. We suggest you bring some cooking recipes.
For the volunteers joining the Losinj project, you need to get to Mali Losinj, and there are many ways to reach this island by bus, boat, train and plane. Cheap airlines fly to several places in Croatia (Rijeka, Zadar, Zagreb, Pula and Split) – www.ryanair.com or www.croatiaairlines.hr. From Rijeka, there are daily boat crossings to Mali Lošinj and buses from other destinations. For volunteers joining the Dalmatian Research project, the meeting point is on Murter Island. A pickup by the research time can be arranged from Vodice, which is 20 mins from Murter. To get to Vodice, you can fly into Zadar or Split and then catch a bus from there to Vodice. Please enquire with us for more information.