The Excellence Center opened its doors in 2011, and since then we’ve worked very hard to maintain our high standards in English language teaching. Because of the many volunteers that give their time and energy to the center, we’ve managed to keep providing the students in Hebron with a high-standard English education.
Every year, we teach around 100 English language classes in five different levels, in addition to our seminars and week-long courses. However, our demand for classes has now exceeded that which we currently offer at the center, and thus we are looking to expand our course selection, including a new educational English program designed to address relevant international topics important to our city of Hebron.
Volunteer in a Medicine & Healthcare project in the West Bank, Palestine
Volunteering in our Medicine & Healthcare project in West Bank, Palestine is invaluable preparation for a career in general medicine, nursing, public health, or nutrition. Our medical volunteer opportunity at the Excellence Center in Hebron, Palestine is built for people of varying levels of experience, from pre-college students interested in medicine, to medical students. You can choose to teach a variety of activities according to your interests and your level of education, which you will execute in your classes, which will run from one to four weeks or more at any time of the year.
Brief information about the program:
A Medicine & Healthcare volunteer in Palestine is ideal for those looking to boost their resumes by broadening their clinical, procedural, and cultural skills in a medical environment. The scope of medical volunteer work depends on each volunteer’s specific experience and qualification levels, and you will have the opportunity to exchange knowledge and cross-cultural learning with locals and other international medical volunteers.
Location of the Project: Hebron, Palestine
Project length: From 1 week – 4 weeks
Arrival Airport: Ben Gurion Airport (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Volunteer Work: Provide health awareness to the Palestinian community
Age: 18 – 70
Number of Volunteers: Up to 4 international volunteers
The Excellence Center in Hebron, will work with you to find a volunteer position that suits your level of experience and skills. We are very flexible, and you will be able to freely choose what kind of activities and workshops are you interested in implementing during your time in Hebron.
When you arrive to the Center in Hebron, Palestine:
- We will meet you at the Center and give you an orientation of Hebron and of Palestinian culture.
- We will discuss and create a schedule for your time in Palestine (e.g. the first week will be Arabic classes and orientation classes in Palestinian culture, the next week you will organize health awareness seminars for school students in Hebron, in the last weeks, we will visit clinics and hospitals, and meet doctors, professionals, and university teachers, etc.)
- We will provide you with accommodations with a host family, which will help you acclimate to life here in Hebron.
- The Excellence Center will provide you with Arabic courses and tours in the city of Hebron. Our staff is available for support 24/7.
Which kind of activities will you organize during your time volunteering in Hebron?
- Organize workshops about different medical themes for Palestinian nurses and doctors
- Raise health awareness for Hebron’s community (School and university students as well as community members).
- Visit some local schools and universities in Hebron to educate students about basic health.
- Organize some free events at the center where you and other volunteers can provide health consultation.
- Connect you to some Palestinian local medical organizations to organize some activities for the Palestinian community.
- Visit some local clinics, hospitals, universities, and Departments of Health in Hebron.
Typical day at the Excellence Center
You will work from around 9am until 5pm, with a lunch break at approximately 12:30, from Saturday to Thursday. You will only work 30 hours a week. Normally, international volunteers start the day with a breakfast at the Excellence Center and after that, the schedule for this program is highly flexible. It varies from day to day, but generally you will have an Arabic course, prepare for the workshops and activities that you will teach, and visit some places in Hebron. You will generally have your evenings free.
If you are interested to help Palestinian people by providing them with some medical and health education, the Excellence Center in Hebron has a place for you. Our focus is to provide the people of Hebron with knowledge and education that will make a difference in the life of Palestinian in West Bank, Palestine.
Since the Excellence Center does not receive any funds from any governmental or non-governmental organizations, the Excellence Center charges a fee of 695$ a month or 230$ a week.
The program fees include: pre-departure support, accommodations, breakfast, full coordination while volunteering in Palestine, 3 hours per week of Arabic lessons for each week you volunteer, and some visits to different sites in the city of Hebron.
Traveling to Palestine on your own?
No worries, you’ve come to the right place!
You will easily meet many Palestinian university and school students as well as community members with a variety of interests. Especially in Hebron, Palestinian people love to meet new people from different cultures and exchange ideas and experiences.
Moreover, the Excellence Center hosts many international visitors from all over the world who will be studying, volunteering, visiting or interning at center. Of course, you will engage with them in some educational and community activities that the Center organizes.
Everyone at the Excellence Center – Palestinian students, international visitors, and staff – are like one family and there are always activities to do together. Hebron is a good place for international visitors to stay at and offers a great social atmosphere
Eligibility for Volunteer in a Medicine & Healthcare project in Palestine
People who are between 18 – 70 years old are eligible to participate in the Volunteer in a Medicine & Healthcare project in Palestine. All nationalities and majors are welcome! You do not have to have any degree to participate in this program.
When “Volunteer in a Medicine & Healthcare project in Palestine” takes place
The Excellence Center is looking for international volunteers year-round. Volunteers decide when they would like to start and Excellence Center organizes so. We are very flexible when it comes to starting and ending dates. Participants freely choose their volunteer period.
Which Airport Should I Start Checking for Flights to Palestine?
The easiest way to get to the Excellence Center in Hebron, Palestine is to fly to Tel Aviv Airport (Israel). It takes about two and half hours from the airport to the Excellence Center in Hebron via shared Taxi.
You can also fly to Amman, Jordan and then cross to Palestine, but it takes more time and is more expensive.
Visa to Palestine
Upon your arrival at Ben Gurion Airport (Tel Aviv Airport), Israel, you will be granted a tourist visa valid for 90 days. There is no need to obtain a visa ahead of time.
Travelling to and from Hebron, Palestine
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Volunteer in a Medicine & Healthcare in Palestine program’s duration
Volunteers can participate in the program for the duration of one week to eight weeks
How to get further information and the application form
Please send us an email to Rafat@excellencenter.org , Volunteer in a Medicine & Healthcare project in Palestine as the subject line. We will then send you the application form.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Rafat Shantir at Rafat@excellencenter.org
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