MY FIRST WEEK IN MURTER.
I am María, the new volunteer of Argonauta and I was born in a little town from
Cadiz, in the south of Spain.
I am 22 and I am a graduate in Marketing and Market Research, with a master in
Digital Marketing and eCommerce. Over my years as a student, I combined my
studies with courses, seminaries and a lot of types of activities involved in my field of
study. Consequently, in my last academic course, I decided to expand my formation,
and it would be a good opportunity to develop as an international volunteer.
The reasons why I decided to participate in this volunteer project abroad have to do,
above all, with my passion for traveling and learning from different cultures and
because of my interest in any type of social activity and of cooperation to the
Furthermore, for me it will be a great experience to contribute to the protection of
nature and the environment of Murter Island as well as helping to his local
community. I am committed to environmental protection and I am very interested in
working with children and youngsters. Moreover, I want to improve the quality of life
of elderly people and help the organization.
In addition, I would like to involve myself in the Murter community, enrich myself with
its culture and fully live that experience. I have a great desire to contribute positively
and collaborate with this opportunity of the European Commission.
During my first days in Murter, I had discovered part of the island. I had visited the
center of the city, with beautiful and small streets. There are a lot of restaurants with
typical food here and a lot of shops to turistic people. A lot of foreign people come to
Murter for holidays, most during summer, to enjoy the sea that surrounds the island.
The most beautiful things about Murter are his beaches and his countryside. First, I
was in Slanica beach, a small beach with sand and a lot of things to do, like diving or
a boat trip to see dolphins. Another amazing beach is Podvrske, a rock beach with a
little island in front of it, where you can go walking by a small bridge.
Both of them have an amazing color of water, like Caribbean beaches, so clear and
so cristaline. Also, they are surrounded by a lot of countryside, with a lot of big trees
and green zones. So, it is so amazing how green and blue colors form beautiful
I want to continue exploring the island and I am so happy to have the opportunity to
live for 11 months in a place like this, a paradise!