How Can You Help?
If you are looking for an opportunity to stand for justice and enhance the lives of the most marginalized people in Israel and Palestine, we would be happy to have you as our volunteer. You will have the unique opportunity to work with our families, farmers, children and peace activists. Volunteering with our program will enable you to combine a working holiday with educational and cultural experiences, while developing a familiarity with one of the most fascinating countries on the planet.
Whether you have specific professional or recreational skills, or just a willingness to help and positive attitude, then we will have a spot for you to help us. On the educational side, volunteers can help teach English to the youth of our town, develop training and educational workshops, or introduce new sports and games. If volunteers prefer to work with the land, we have several agricultural projects that we are working on as well. Our volunteers can help plant the land, build stone retaining walls, clear trees, or harvest (seasonally). Volunteers can further help with our partner organization Center for Freedom and Justice by writing reports, web designing and consulting, writing proposals, or connecting the Center with other organizations. Regardless of which project our volunteers are a part of, all volunteers will receive training to introduce our organization and the town of Beit Ommar in the context of current affairs.
All international volunteers provide the intangible benefit of additional safety to all of the citizens Beit Ommar. Settlers and Israeli soldiers are much less likely to act out in unprovoked aggressive ways when internationals are present. For example, some of our agricultural work takes place immediately adjacent to the fence from the Karmei Tzur settlement. The presence of international volunteers will greatly reduce the likelihood of teargas, sound bombs and ammunition, with the added benefit of their help on the project.
Volunteers are welcome to stay for as much time as they would like and we are open to new volunteering possibilities. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, contact us and we will create a personalized project that suits your skillset.