Explore the Adriatic

From its mountains and coast to its history-rich cities & beautiful lakes

Nestled in the heart of the Balkans, Montenegro is quickly becoming one of the most desirable tourist destinations in Europe. An often overlooked gem in the Mediterranean, Montenegro boasts many beautiful beaches, hiking trails and even ski resorts.

The dolphin conservation programme is based in the bay of Kotor, a UNESCO world heritage site which offers plenty of striking landscapes, amenities and activities. When you are not volunteering you will have the opportunity to go kayaking, snorkeling and swimming, hike in the national parks or enjoy a boat trip to the surrounding bays. As well as this, you can step back in time as you wander the cobbled streets and explore the ancient churches of the medieval Old Town.

Only a few hours direct flight from the UK, this programme is perfect for those who want to volunteer closer to home whilst also experiencing a different culture and scenery.

This programme has a start date once a month - every 1st Saturday throughout the year, and you can volunteer from 4-12 weeks.

Our structured and safe programmes makes volunteering in Montenegro ideal for first time and / or solo travellers. Volunteering is the perfect way to meet like-minded people and allows you to explore Montenegro as a group.

What's included
  • Accommodation
  • 24/7 in-country & UK support
  • Pre-departure buddy lists and a dedicated Portugal Facebook group to talk with other volunteers
  • Assistance with all aspects of your trip and comprehensive pre-departure information
From £1,060

Montenegro Dolphin Research

  • Duration
    4-12 Weeks
  • Minimum age
  • 1st of every month
Gain real life experience as a marine biologist as you contribute towards important dolphin research. The picturesque bay of Kotor is a biodiversity hotspot and officially the deepest fjord in the mediterranean - making it a perfect home for bottlenose and striped dolphins. However, due to increasing threats the species is now at risk of disappearing completely from the Adriatic. Volunteering alongside an inspiring team of researchers, your duties will include participating in land and boat surveys as well as entering data, helping with photo identification, joining community outreach projects and more!

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Despite having a coastline of under 100km, Montenegro still manages to boast some of the most scenic beaches the Mediterranean has to offer. Tucked between charming towns and mountainous landscapes are many small but beautiful coves which are the perfect spot for sunbathing or enjoying the crystal clear Adriatic waters.

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Dating back to the 5th century BC, Montenegro has plenty of scenic coastal towns brimming with culture and history, each one looking like something out of a story book! Whether you want to explore the nightlife in Budva or sunbathe in the sunny town of Tivat there is something for everyone.

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Points of Interest

Surrounded by mountains and the Adriatic sea, there are obviously many exciting outdoor activities to do in Montenegro. However this small country manages to combine awesome landscapes with ancient history meaning you can take a stroll through the Old Town before snorkeling in the bay or hike Mount Lovćen to visit the highest mausoleum in the world. Whether you’re into extreme sports or would rather explore at your own pace,you will be sure to be surrounded by stunning landscapes!

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