Volunteer in a sport Project in Palestine
Since the Excellence Center opened in 2011, we’ve worked very hard to maintain our high standards in English language teaching, which we have done thanks to our numerous international volunteers. However due to increasing demand for classes at the Center, we decided to start a new series of programs, among which our Sports and Sport Culture in Palestine program. This program will be a serious opportunity for you to boost your resume by working with Palestinian youth and by developing your own project and activities centered around raising awareness about sports related topics such as nutrition, proper training techniques etc. It will be a unique chance to engage with our Palestinian youth and to enhance your skills by real on-field experience.
Brief information about the program
The Volunteer in a sports Project in Palestine is ideal for those with a strong interest and/or formation in sports related fields who want to develop their own activities to share with the Palestinian youth their knowledge and passion. This means organizing lectures about different topics, trainings, summer camps and so on.
Location of the Project: Hebron, Palestine
Project length: From 1 week – 8 weeks
Arrival Airport: Ben Gurion Airport (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Volunteer Work: organise workshops and activities in sport for Palestinian community in Hebron
Age: 18 – 70
When you arrive to the Center in Hebron, Palestine
Before being assigned a schedule, volunteers will be welcomed at the Center and will be given an orientation week about Hebron and Palestinian culture, including both Arabic classes and an introduction to Palestinian culture. In order for you to be as involved as possible in the Palestinian community and culture, we will provide you with accommodation with a Palestinian host family who will take care of you and will help you with any issue that might come up. After the introduction week, the volunteers themselves will get to decide what kind of activities they will develop during their stay in Palestine, based on one’s individual interests, field of competence, and level of experience and skills. We are very flexible, and you will be completely free to choose what activities to implement in your own schedule.
What kind of activities can you organise during the volunteering period?
- Lectures on the following topics
- Different sports teams in the world
- Wrong habits in exercising
- Sports injuries, first aid course
- Drugs and doping
- Organize a tournament (small Olympics?)
- Read sports articles from the newspaper
- Meet some local sports teams
- Meet the local football team
- Have discussion about how sports differ from country to country
- Women in sports
- Referee training
- Others activities (We strongly welcome your suggestions)
The schedule of our volunteers here at the Excellence Center is very flexible, though it is subject to change from week to week You will be working five days a week from 9am until 5pm on Saturday to Thursday, with two days off: Friday, and another day of your choice. The day will start with breakfast at the Center together with the whole excellence staff. In addition to teaching classes, your daily schedule will include Arabic classes, planning for the workshops and activities you will teach, and visiting famous sites in Hebron.
We are looking for committed, competent volunteers who can share their passion and their skills to our girls and boys. The experience will be very fruitful both for them and for the volunteers: in addition to improving your personal resume with this unique experience, your personal development will benefit a great deal.
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 sports Project in Palestine Program
People who are between 18 – 70 years old are eligible to participate in the Technology Volunteer in Palestine Program. All nationalities and majors are welcome! You do not have to have any degree to participate in this program.
When “Volunteer in a sports 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 sports Project 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 sports 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 at Rafat@excellencenter.org
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