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Volunteer in Israel and the Palestinian Territories

Map of Israel and Palestine

 Volunteer Participant Reports from Israel and the Palestinian Territories
Volunteer in Israel with the Israeli Red Cross by Elina Raykin
Volunteer on a Kibbutz in Israel by Brett Scaliter
Volunteer in the West Bank with Project Hope by Stephen Bugno

GoEco
Volunteer in Israel
GoEco has established dozens of ecological and humanitarian projects in cooperation with organizations both in the Arab and Jewish sectors in Israel. The organization offers an informed and vetted selection of projects to GoEco participants. Their target audience is the ecologically concerned and adventurous traveler who wants to explore a region firsthand and to get to know the local people, customs and eco-system through a vetted volunteer program.
Projects include Desert Eco Building, Long Term Wildlife Program, Ecotourism Development in Nazareth, Bedouin Style Lodge, Coral Reef Conservation, and Ecotourism Development in Central Jerusalem

Contact: goeco@goeco.org, www.goeco.org/israel

Global Exchange
Tours in Palestine and Israel exploring various issues relating to live for the local populations and the search for peace and justice.

Contact: www.globalexchange.org

Interfaith Peace-Builders
Volunteer in Delegations to Israel and the Palestinian Territories
Interfaith Peace-Builders sends delegations to Israel and Palestine so that U.S. citizens can see the conflict with their own eyes. Participants have the opportunity to learn directly from Israeli and Palestinian nonviolent peace/human-rights activists, to spend time in Palestinian and Israeli homes, and to experience the situation of Palestinians living under military occupation. The delegations focus on seeing, listening to, and recording the experiences and perspectives of a wide range of Palestinian and Israeli voices.

Contact: interfaithpeacebuilders.org

Kibbutz and Israel Volunteers
Volunteer, Ulpan (Hebrew and Study Program). Kibbutz Volunteers live and work on a kibbutz in Israel. Work can vary: agriculture, services, education, or industry. The volunteer program is for 2-6 months. Ulpan students live on kibbutz for 5 months where they work 3 days and study Hebrew 3 days a week. The program offers trips and tours in Israel as well as social and educational activities. It is a great way to explore your Jewish heritage and get connected with your Jewish roots. Kibbutzes are located throughout Israel. Magen David Adom Program: 2 months of volunteering with other volunteers on ambulances. Program offered in the winter and the summer. Qualifications: age 19-35, prerequisite: EMT, Internships Program, 2 6-month internships designed according to individual requests of students and young professionals.

Contact: Tal Lifshitz, Director of Admissions, Kibbutz Program Center, 633 3rd Ave., 21st Fl., New York, NY 10017; 800-247-7852, fax 212-318-6134; www.kibbutzprogramcenter.org.

Kibbutz Volunteer
A site for people who wish to be a kibbutz volunteer in Israel.

Contact: www.kibbutzvolunteer.com

Project Hope
Volunteer In The West Bank

Experience a unique opportunity to live and volunteer in the West Bank while being immersed in Palestinian culture and making a difference in people’s lives afflicted by the occupation. Volunteering projects include teaching English, French, health, art, music, and human rights/social justice. Volunteers live together and receive free Arabic lessons.

Contact:  Canada: 110 Cumberland Street, Suite # 237 Toronto, Ontario M5R 3V5; West Bank: 29, An-Najah Al-Qadim St, Nablus, Palestine.
Tel: West Bank: +972 9 233 7077  Canada: +1 416 879 8939
Email: General: projecthope@projecthope.ps.  West Bank: nablus@projecthope.ps. Canada: canada@projecthope.ps. Recruiting: recruiter@projecthope.ps.
Website: projecthope.ps.

Unipal
Volunteer Teacher
English teaching in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. Unipal is a charity that sends British volunteers (mostly, but not exclusively students) to Lebanon, to spend a summer teaching English in Palestinian refugee camps. We welcome applications from anyone who has an interest in working with children and learning more about the Middle East, and are among the cheapest such projects, charging less than £400 per volunteer. Our volunteers live and work in refugee camps, running summer projects in UN schools in the mornings, and working on community projects - such as adult education - in the afternoons.

Contact: www.unipal.org.uk

Volunteers for Peace
VFP offers over 3000 projects in more than 100 countries every year, including Israel! Project cost starts at $500, which includes food and accommodation. Types of project include construction, environmental, agricultural, social, work with kids, renovation, art & culture and more! Since 1982, VFP has exchanged over 30,000 volunteers worldwide and organized more than 850 volunteer projects in North America. Start planning your volunteer adventure or learn how to get involved at VFP.org!

Contact: www.vfp.org