Volunteer in Palestine

Program Snapshot

Location: 
West Bank, Palestine
Age: 
18 years
Minimum Stay: 
1-2 weeks
Airport Pickup: 
Not included.
Costs: 
LV registration fees plus program fees from US$245 for one week.
Accommodation: 
Volunteer House & Host Families
Language: 
Good English. Arabic classes available.

Program overview

Love Volunteers offers short and long term programs in the Palestinian Territories’ West Bank, where volunteers have the opportunity to work with children and families in a refugee camp, assist with construction, gardening and teaching within community centres, and help on a permaculture project.

Travelers are encouraged to visit the area in the hope of integrating Palestinians with the rest of the world and to highlight the conditions in the region. Naturally, it is wise to do thorough research and learn some of the areas troubled history. For some, this region is “the cradle of civilisation”, and has an almost mystical pull. There is a wealth of history here, which is interwoven directly into today’s modern society.

Volunteers in Palestine find there is a buzz from knowing that their efforts are of immediate value and that their presence here is actually making a difference. Working with Palestinians whose contact with the outside world is limited can be life changing for both you and the local Palestinians.

Also, by volunteering in Palestine, you meet a diverse range of people under challenging and intense circumstances. To quote the old cliché, the experience “broadens your horizons”, but in a very palpable way as you start to examine your own values and pre-conceived ideas. Powerful emotions may be experienced, yet you’ll find the days fly by and are filled with distinct impressions and memorable moments.

For more information about the region take a look at Lonely Planet and Wikitravel. Also, check out the amazing photos in our Volunteer in Palestine albums on Facebook and Pinterest!