Free (or Cheap) Volunteer Work in Croatia
Festival Volunteering in Croatia
Typically the rewards of volunteering at a festival are a free ticket and a better camping pitch.
The largest soundsystem culture festival in Europe, Outlook is held each year in three locations. Current information in the FAQ section of their websites is sparse, basically an email address, but in the past we believed those trying to get a foothold into the events industry will be most attracted to joining the Management Support Team (MST). Other volunteer roles include stewarding, artist liaison, box office, campsite patrol, litter picking, site crew, and décor. Volunteers work three six to eight hour shifts and in return receive food tokens, refunded camping, and save the £120+ cost of the festival ticket.
Hostel Work Exchanges
Fun and relaxed people who can party and entertain guests but still get on with the cleaning the morning will receive free accommodation at Funky Donkey. Five to six hours of work a day. Online, we’ve seen them use Hovos and Worldpackers to recruit.
Other Opportunities to Volunteer in Croatia
Outward Bound Croatia mainly runs training courses but also participates in some EU projects through the European Solidarity Corps and Erasmus+. They host a small number of inbound projects open to young volunteers from selected European countries.
Help Exchange Networks in Croatia
More Volunteering in Croatia Resources
Volunteers’ Centre Zagreb – This civil society organisation with its roots in the Croatian anti war campaign has an English language page.
Other Ways to Travel or Stay for Free in Croatia
Stay for free in return for caring for local residents’ homes or pets. Join Trusted Housesitters to live rent free as a house sitter (Americans may prefer this link). You can also get a free Airbnb credit from us here.
We have already included volunteering at Outlook as a way to get a free ticket to the event, but another way to get one is to put in a few flyering shifts at home. The organisers are were particularly looking for people in London, Manchester, Leeds and Bristol when we looked.
Image courtesy Chris Hoyle