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Working and volunteering


For short-term volunteering programs, consider the Kuterevo Bear Refuge in the Velebit Range, the Sokolarski Centre for the protection of birds of prey, near Šibenik, and the Lošinj Marine Education Centre on Lošinj Island. These are small organisations and aren't set up for walk-in volunteers, so be sure to contact them well in advance.


  • Most EU citizens can live and work in Croatia, with the exception being those from nations that restrict these rights to Croatians (at the time of research Austria, Malta, the Netherlands, Slovenia and the UK). These nationalities can work for up to 90 days with a Work Registration Certificate; if they wish to work for longer, they will need to apply for a residence and work permit.
  • Highly qualified people from other nations can apply for an EU Blue Card.
  • For all other categories, refer to the website of the Ministery of the Interior (www.mup.hr).

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