Volontourism – pilot project of Bavadria and Marina Kastela


Dear guests,

With our new service of organised volunteering, we wish to offer you the possibility of using your visit to Kaštela to actively participate in the community.

If you want to get the know the local residents and the authentic customs a little better and make a positive mark on the places you visit, volunteer-tourism is the ideal solution for you.

We are presenting you with our pilot project: Cooking for Kids.

Every year, during the second half of May, the Broad Bean Festival takes place in Kaštel Kambelovac: a gastro gathering where the representatives of the local communities prepare various dishes using broad beans, a traditional ingredient in this region. Unless the weather dictates otherwise, this year’s Broad Bean Festival will take place on May 20th. The Calm Sea Association of Marina Kaštela is giving you an opportunity to participate in the preparation of 150 lamb and broad bean meals that we will sell together as a part of the Broad Bean Festival. You can chose whatever activity you like – cooking or serving food, and use your free time to see the other participants, taste numerous interesting dishes and enjoy the atmosphere of a Dalmatian festival.

We will donate all the funds we collect from this event to the Maestral Children’s Home, the Miljenko and Dobrila branch. This institution takes in children without adequate parental care and provides them with homes in one of the living units located in Kaštel Lukšić.

The fee to participate in the project is €60 per person. This covers the cost of ingredients needed to prepare the food while Marina Kaštelawill provide you with a free one-night stay in the Marina Kaštela apartments. We can include seven volunteers in the project. For all additional information please contact our volunteer coordinator, Tena Romani at psiholog@marina-kastela.hr, or your Bavadria or Marina Kaštela contact persons.