What is volunteering?

According to the Law on Volunteering (Official Gazette 58/07), volunteering is an altruistic investment of a person’s own time, effort, knowledge and skills for the purpose of providing a service or an activity to the benefit of another person or the general welfare, without the existence of conditions for a pecuniary award or claim for any other material benefit for the provided volunteering.

  • organized volunteering is when a volunteering organizer acts between the users of volunteering and the volunteers
  • a volunteer is a physical person volunteering in the Republic of Croatia or abroad, in accordance with current national and international regulations
  • a minor volunteer is a physical person between the ages of 15 and 18, which, by concluding a contract with the organizer of volunteering, and with a written consent of a legal representative, agreed to volunteer – Law on Volunteering, article 12.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering is important for a number of reasons from which the community and the volunteer both have certain benefits. Volunteering connects the people to work on a common goal, it helps those who receive volunteering aid and the volunteers themselves, who give their time and knowledge, receiving experience which cannot be paid with money.

Knowing you have helped in the achievement of a certain goal provides a special sense of value, develops self-esteem and enables personal growth.

How to volunteer in the Medvednica Nature Park?

In the Medvednica Nature Park throughout the whole year we conduct numerous volunteering activities. Most often they refer to cleaning activities, renewal of some of the educational paths etc.

Here we singled out the biggest activities of 2014. Follow our news page section to find out more about future activities.

“Green Cleansing” in the Medvednica Nature Park

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