Palestine Volunteer Summer Project
Palestinian Cultural Exchange. July – August 2018
This is a three week summer exchange program designed to promote mutual understanding and enhance leadership skills for both Palestinians and internationals. It will also provides an opportunity to experience local life in Palestine. We are looking for just seven to ten volunteers who are highly interested in interacting with youth and children in Palestine.
The project is based in the ancient city of Tulkarm in the West Bank.
Volunteer Work and Objectives
To enhance cultural exchange amongst young people. It aims to provide international volunteers with an opportunity to interact with local people in Palestine, while sharing their own culture with Palestinian youth.
Mornings will begin with yoga and group meditations. After a ‘freshly produced breakfast work will begin. It will include teaching English, the arts, theatre, games and sports to local children. Trips will be arranged to local sites particularly the ones of biblical interest.
Costs and Application
The £950 cost for the three week experience includes local coordination and support, transport, airport pick up, meals, accommodation with a local family and activities. It does not cover the cost of flights or travel insurance.
Applicants need to be aged 21 or older and submit a GapArt application form along with a personal statement. The group size is strictly limited so we urge you to make an application as soon as possible. This will be particularly attractive to volunteers with an interest in the Middle East, the arts and cultural exchange.