Location
  • Palestine
Length
1 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Language
Arabic
Age Min.
18
Age Max
70
Timeframe
Year Round
Housing
Guesthouse Host Family Hostel
Groups
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30)
Travel Type
Budget Family Senior Travelers Solo Women

Pricing

Starting Price
$225 USD
Price Details
The price is for one week. Visit our website for more information regarding our prices and weeks.

This includes accommodation, local visits, 3 hours of Arabic classes, daily Palestinian breakfast, certificate of participation.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Equipment Some Meals Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers SIM cards Transportation
Feb 27, 2020
Feb 26, 2020

About Program

The Volunteer with Palestinian Refugees program is an ideal opportunity for those who want to work, interact, and engage with Palestinian refugees who live in different living conditions. This program will give you the chance to organize and participate in activities and events that take place in refugee camps located in the city of Hebron.

The Volunteer with Palestinian Refugees is aimed at gathering internationals with Palestinians in order that they might get to know the refugee situation in Palestine. Through listening to the stories of Palestinian refugees, internationals will become more knowledgeable about how the occupation has affected, and still affects, their daily life.

As a participant in this program, you will have the chance to engage in social, educational, and community activities. These activities target youth and children, as well as women who live in the refugee camps.

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Program Highlights

  • Partake in several organized activities for Palestinians–mainly children–who live in the refugee camps.
  • These activities include entertainment activities, sports activities, and educational activities.
  • Meet Palestinian refugees, listen to their stories, and have the opportunity to ask questions and build friendships.
  • The program provides you with a chance to visit local sites in Hebron and get to know the rich history of the city.
  • Accommodation, including either staying with a local host family or at a dorm.

Program Impact

The Volunteer with Palestinian Refugees program is open to all who are between 18 – 60 years old. All people from all countries and majors are welcome to join this program. This program does not require any specific degree.

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Pat
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great experience at the Palestinian Center

My name is Patrick, and I come from Denmark. During my stay in Hebron, the Palestinian Center has helped me obtain deeper knowledge about the conflict and the conditions here.

Through teaching English in Hebron and at a nearby refugee camp, I was given an amazing opportunity to interact with people, learning about their point of views, and their local customs, all the while making new friends. Additionally, I met up with local activists, and I learned about different initiatives being done in order to better the situation of the Palestinian people.

Palestinian culture offers both openness, kindness, and delicious culinary experiences. It has been very easy to get to know people from all over the place, even getting invited into their homes.

While there are frequent demonstrations, Hebron is generally safe for foreigners. Westerners are not being targeted, and with the use of some precaution, it is possible to stay out of any conflict.

I would definitely recommend visiting Hebron and volunteering at the Palestinian Center for anyone, who is interested in Arabic language and culture, politics, and international relations. You will gather hands-on experience, and widen your perspectives regarding the Palestinian situation.

11 people found this review helpful.
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Amin
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Fabulous experience

Hello, my name is Amin Abdelaziz, I am a 20-year-old student studying Law at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom and I have just completed the Volunteering with Refugees program at Go Palestine. My experience volunteering in Hebron, Palestine was very different from my other volunteering experiences. Volunteering in Hebron was an eye-opening experience for me, even as a Palestinian who knows fully well the extent of the occupation, I witnessed first-hand the hardships that everyday Palestinians face here. Something as simple as going to the mosque to pray is restricted with checkpoints and Israeli soldiers interrogations. However, contrary to popular belief, I have never felt unsafe in Hebron. If anything, I feel more unsafe back in England! Hebronites are very lovely and respectable people who love foreigners! I have heard ‘Welcome to Hebron!’ countless times. Palestinian hospitality is incredible; you may even receive free coffee or food from local shops!
I have never taught English and although I was nervous at the start, that feeling quickly subsided when I taught my first class. The students were attentive and eager to learn and I was impressed by their willingness to learn another language. This seemed strange to me as a boy who has grown up in the Western World, I have always heard my fellow classmates complaining that they don’t want to go to school! I told the Palestinian students about this and their response shocked me. They said that education is the strongest weapon you can have to fight the occupation. I will forever remember that statement and will always be grateful for the things I have and for the things I take for granted.
Moreover, whenever I needed assistance, the staff at Go Palestine were always ready to give a hand which I found very beneficial. They have helped me plan and guide my first few lessons.
I must also say that the staff went above and beyond my expectations by organizing various activities from visiting the majestic glass factory to arranging meetings with different Palestinian families and speaking to them about their experiences. They have even cooked traditional Palestinian food for us which was delicious. My favourite activity was exploring the old city of Hebron and the Ibrahimi mosque as well as speaking to Palestinian lawyers and discovering the origin of Palestinian law.
My three weeks volunteering have unfortunately come to an end, I have had so much fun teaching the students in Dura, Al Arroub Camp and at the Centre and I really wish them well and I hope they succeed in life. I definitely recommend Go Palestine for anyone who wants to give a hand for the less fortunate. Volunteering and teaching English really does make a difference in people’s lives and they appreciate you for that.

14 people found this review helpful.
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Adam
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My experience

My time with Go Palestine:
My name is Adam Suleman, they call it the Excellence centre and personally I could not think of a more fitting name for the centre as my experience here has been nothing short of excellent.
During my time with Go Palestine I have been shown around the different parts of Hebron such as the old town which is rich in history, I was also shown places which are of much significance to Hebron such as the Ibrahimi mosque and Shuhada Street which again both have a deep history and story behind them, and then during my final week with Go Palestine I would come in for breakfast every morning which was delicious and then go to teach English classes to children at a children’s centre in Al Arub.
During my time here I have had the opportunity to look further in to Palestinian culture, such as getting to experience the amazing food, the historical sights and the life style here in Hebron. For me above all else I was amazed by the level of respect and hospitality shown by the people of Hebron, that will definitely be the quality that sticks out the most for me during my time spent in Hebron.
There was never a time when I did not feel safe walking around Palestine, I felt safe at all times, the people that I met did more than enough to make me feel at home.
I would most definitely recommend the programmes available with Go Palestine to anybody that is interested or curious in volunteering.

What would you improve about this program?
I would like there to be more opportunities available outside of Hebron as well.
12 people found this review helpful.

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