A Cultural Odyssey | 2 Weeks Volunteering project in Croatia (Fully Funded)

Do you want to be a volunteer abroad? Are you searching for volunteering project in Europe? Are searching for fully funded volunteering project? If yes, then this opportunity for you. "A Cultural Odyssey", is a team ESC volunteering project in Croatia for 2 weeks co-funded by European Solidarity Corps Programme.

A Cultural Odyssey | 2 Weeks Volunteering project in Croatia (Fully Funded)

About European Solidarity Corps

The European Solidarity Corps is an EU funding programme for young people wishing to engage in solidarity activities in a variety of areas. These range from helping the disadvantaged to humanitarian aid, as well as contributing to health and environmental action across the EU and beyond. If you want to volunteer abroad without paying any fee, then you have to search for volunteering program abroad.

About "A Cultural Odyssey"

"A Cultural Odyssey" is a 2 weeks volunteering project in Sumartin and Veliki Žitnik, Croatia. The project This project is a collaboration of 2 organisations. As a ESC volunteer you will be providing your services to the organisations Maritima Educare and Outward Bound Croatia. During this two week volunteering teams activity in where you'll have the chance to:

In Sumartin:

- Helping the elderly of Sumartin to harvest olives

In Veliki Žitnik:

- Assisting a carpenter to make pieces of office furnising 

- Designing and cutting parts for a children small wooden boat program

In Both locations:

- Coooking and cleaning for the rest of the group

- Spend great 2 weeks with 30 volunteers from different countries, participating English, Exchanging experiences, culture ideas, and making international friends 

Finance and Benefits

The project is funded by European Solidarity Corps program, accommodation, food (breakfast, lunch, dinner), and insurance are provided. 

- During the time in Sumartin, the accommodation for the volunteers will be in multiple apartments, in a small village of Sumartin on the island of Brač, It's directly connected by ferry to city of Makarska. The apartments are equipped with shared rooms (3-4 people), multiple kitchens and bathrooms, close range from one another.

- During the time in Veliki Žitnik, the accommodation will be in OBC Educational Center in Veliki Žitnik, a small village in the rural, mountain region of Lika, Croatia. It's located 6km away from the nearest bigger city - Gospić. The OBC Educational Center is fully equipped with 2 dormitory-type bedrooms (male and female), bathrooms, a kitchen, a common room and a big yard, surrounded by forest. There is no WiFi.

- Each volunteer will receive 80 EUR as a pocket money for whole the time of the project, given in cash on arrival.

Travel expenses from your home country to project venue will be reimbursed after participation in the project according to the distance between your  travelling place to the volunteering venue as follows:

  • for travel distance between 100 and 499 km: 180 EUR / person, +30 EUR extra for Green travel.
  • for travel distance between 500 and 1999 km: 275 EUR / person, +45 EUR extra for Green travel.
  • for travel distance between 2000 and 2999 km: 360 EUR / person, +50 EUR extra for Green travel.
  • Calculate your budget from HERE
  • IMPORTANT: keep all your travel documents! Online boarding passes and tickets for reimbursements. No documents = No reimbursement!
  • IMPORTANT: Please send your travel proposition per e-mail to the organisers and wait for their confirmation before purchasing your tickets!
- YouthPass Certificate will be granted for all participants at the end of the project.


This project is for 30 young people from all EU Countries who met the following criteria:

- Aged between 18 - 30 years old

- Motivated for volunteering and community work, will to work with tools, no previous experience required.

- Ready to develop new skills and competences.

- Open towards new people and experiences living together and working in a team.

Priority for participants facing fewer opportunities (facing economic, social, cultural, geographical obstacles)


Application deadline: 5 October, 2023

Arrival to Sumartin, island of Brač: 17 October, 2023 (afternoon/evening)

Activity days in Sumartin: 18- 22 October, 2023

4 Free days: 23 -26 October, 2023

Arrival to Veliki Žitnik: 26 October, 2023 (afternoon/evening)

Activity days in Veliki Žitnik: 27-31 October, 2023 

Departure from Veliki Žitnik: 1 November, 2023 (in the morning)

How to apply?

- In order to participate in this project, you need an ESC registration number.

- To apply you need to fill carefully in English this form 

More Details

For more details, check the opportunity website and the info letter

Have a Question?

Contact us for any questions about the educational travel opportunities

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Email: info@opportunit4u.com 

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