Volunteer programme

The Green guard volunteer programme has been active since 2016 in our Plitvice Lakes National Park, and through this programme, 35 volunteers gained their volunteering experience and selflessly gave away their free time to this protected area. During the complete volunteering period, which was only halted in 2020 due to coronavirus pandemic, our volunteers gathered 3725 volunteer hours!

Programme is still active and after reading all the conditions provided, you are invited to apply and be a part of this volunteer programme. We encourage you to give your free time during July and/or August and spend that time in the visitor system of Plitvice lakes where you will be our Green guards on which we are very proud!


  • Provide visitors with basic information about the functioning of the visiting system,
  • Provide basic information about the natural processes in the Park,
  • Point visitors to the Park's rules and regulations and warn them of the potential consequences,
  • Survey on visitor satisfaction,
  • Notify the superiors of any possible injuries and help until the paramedics arrive,
  • Daily communication with Rangers and informers


  • July and August


  • Free accommodation
  • Free meals

And a lot of great experience volunteering in nature!

Click, read, think about it and apply to be a part of the story about the protection of our national park



I have been volunteering since my 14th year, and volunteering in Plitvice Lakes NP is one of my favourite experiences. When my friends and acquaintances ask me what do I do there, I reply that I am some kind of little mighty ranger. My task is to provide information to visitors about the Park, to direct them to right trail, and to warn them if they break some codes of conduct. For me this is one of the best types of vacation – I am in the nature, surrounded with forests and waterfalls, walking (tightening my legs!), meeting people, and absorbing positive energy before coming back to the city. Then how not to return to Plitvice afterwards? Therefore, I promised myself to come back to volunteering programme for the third time! I sincerely recommend to everyone this kind of active vacation. – Jelena

The Green guard volunteer programme is one of the best experiences in my life. Being in beautiful nature, walking, talking to people from all over the world, socializing with other volunteers, and all of that with plenty of daily and weekly rest, and getting to know the surrounding area of the Park and Lika. For every recommendation! - Anđel

It helped me find some peace; I needed to relax after burning out for months. I feel great, energetic, and full of will! - Julie

I am impressed by the nature and the organizing team! Thanks a lot for everything! – Laura

Programme is excellently imagined and carried out! – Ivan

Park is great and I liked the volunteering. Wish to come back again! – Amina

Volunteering in the Plitvice Lakes NP was interesting and dynamic, especially because it is a part of my future profession and I planned to do this type of work in the future. – Magdalena

I improved my knowledge of English! – Ana

This programme has influenced me on a positive way! – Lucija

Well organized program. – Chiara

Working with tourist, I broaden my social network and improved my language and communication skills. – Ana

One of the main advantages: physical activity whole day! – Gracijela