Relax and Enjoy life in nature while helping us out in Ramat Hagolan, Israel

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Israel

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    18/10/2019

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  2019 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Are you tired of places asking you if you are tired and if you want to be part of a team environment? Are you sick of going to a new place to work only to be disappointed and burnt out in a few weeks? Have you had enough of your life owning you? Us too!

    We don't have a solution for all of that and we can't fix your life. We are still working on us.

    What we do have is an amazing hostel that allows people live and work with other travelers and other people who are still deciding what they want to be when they grow up.

    If you are looking for a place to party and put in minimal effort to get a bed, this is not the place for you. If you are looking to be part of a winning team that provides a great working atmosphere and lots of benefits, go find a job that promises all of this.

    But if you want to be a part of a family that believes we work hard so that we can play hard, than this might be a good place for you to check out. We could promise all these magical things to get you to come volunteer here but in the end the magic is in you and the other volunteers.

    We are a volunteer run hostel. This is a magical hostel for many travelers but that magic starts in the volunteer family that runs the hostel. We could hire people to cook and clean. We could also just have volunteers that come in do there shift and leave. But that is not what we want.

    We want you to be a part of the hostel. Someone who loves and cares about it the way we do. We want you to be excited to get the hostel ready to welcome new travelers but we also want you to be excited to meet the new travelers.

    We are located in Odem forest national reserve, in the north of Ramat Hagolan, in a tiny village called Odem. This is a beautiful area and showcases nature at its best – Surrounded by Odem (oaks) forest with its many hiking trails and only short drive from springs and streams, waterfalls, mountains, and many historical sites from all times.

    Around us in the north of the Golan there are few more villages - some Israelis - Kibbutz and Moshav (Hebrew names for different kind of villages) and some are Druze (a unique religion – special people that we are very close to). All places around are relatively small but very modern and you will find life here peaceful and relaxing.

    The hostel includes a large communal kitchen, living space, private rooms and dormitories. Outside we have basketball court, fire pit, hammocks, gardens and parks.

    We have a shifts system that gives us the structure and also promises more free time.

    Help includes check ins of guests, making the beds and cleaning, showing the guests around, gardening in the season and creating good atmosphere in the hostel. We are not going to lie to you - big part of the help is cleaning the hostel and keeping it clean but most people find it a place they like to keep clean.

    In return you will get to live in a beautiful place where people come for vacations, and the hostel will provide everything you need. A comfortable bed in the volunteers dorm, endless food supply, the feeling of home, and a lot of free time and priceless tips to enjoy the area.

    Volunteers also join the trips we do to local rivers, waterfalls and springs for free - the hostel cover the costs!
    We take care of the hostel and the hostel take care of us

    As our volunteer you will be welcome to stay for free in other hostels all over Israel and use your days off to travel and see other parts of this small but diverse country.

    We love doing new projects and have many new ideas to do for the hostel so if you would like to be a part of something special in the beautiful Golan Heights of Israel than respond back to us and let us know what magic you can bring to add.

    We require a stay of at least 6 weeks and sometimes consider 5 weeks but not less!

    *️️️️️️️️️ When writing us please mention the dates you can stay. We get many applications and try to stay organized :-)

    *️️️️️* "Host offers payment" - This refers only to helpers with a work visa. Please note that if you are interested in receiving payment, you are required by law to have a work visa.

    Public transportation in Israel is good and getting here is very easy, "Ben Gurion" airport is the one you should look for.

    Wishing you all the best and more

    The Family

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The Golan is 1800 km² of nature... all kinds of nature. Dormant volcanoes, thick forests, springs, streams and waterfalls. Ancient sites, settlements and castles. Dozens of nature parks, and hundreds of marked and unmarked hiking trails. Around us in a walking distance are 4 Druze villages that will give you a glimpse into a secret world of special people and amazing food :-)

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help

    Help

    Apart from our "formal" tasks of making the beds, cleaning, check in and out, we all have the time and freedom to do everything we like - cooking, gardening , handcrafting, or spending the day in nature, hiking, cycling or just relaxing. We all live at the hostel and take care of it together, we share and we care for each other, a place of trust.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English & Hebrew

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The hostel is our home and we live there all together - volunteers and guests.
    Volunteers has their own 6 beds dorm.
    Its a big and very fun house with everything you will need.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The amount of activities around the hostel are endless, hiking trails, waterfalls and pools, historic sites, wildlife and a lot more. Transportation is Israel is very modern and easy and you can get anywhere in the country in few hours.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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